FLEMING, Fergus. FRANKLIN, John). BARROW, John). ROSS, John, Sir).
Title: Barrow's Boys : The Original Extreme Adventurers : A Stirring Story of Daring, Fortitude, and Outright Lunacy. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1998, ISBN:0871138042
Seller ID: 41031
FLEMING, Fergus. Barrow's Boys : [Dj adds: The Original Extreme Adventurers: A stirring story of daring, fortitude, and outright lunacy]. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, (1998). First Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(4),-489,(5) + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, black spine with black boards, silver lettering to spine. Fergus Hermon Robert Fleming (b. October 13, 1959). "In 1816 John Barrow, second secretary to the British Admiralty, launched the most ambitious exploration program the world had ever seen. For over thirty yearshis elite band of handpicked naval officers scoured the globe. Their missi on : to fill the blanks on the atlases of the day. Barrow and his 'boys' achieved extraordinary things: they charted enormous areas of the Arctic, they struggled across the Sahara to find Timbuctoo and the mouth of the Niger,they discovered the North Magnetic Pole, and were the first humans to see Antarctica's volcanoes. ...The exploits of men such as William Edward Parryand John Franklin inspired Amundsen, Peary, Scott, Shackleton, and all sub sequent explorers." -from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00