S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

February 16, 2012

Hour 2:           What moves someone to do something that’s never been tried before? We’ll examine the 1897 journey of a Swedish explorer who set out to discover the North Pole by hydrogen balloon with Alec Wilkinson [1], staff writer for The New Yorker. His new book is “The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration” (Knopf, 2012).

 


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[1] Alec Wilkinson: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bios/alec_wilkinson/search?contributorName=alec%20wilkinson

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