Download PDF by Jake Page, Charles Officer: A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic

By Jake Page, Charles Officer

ISBN-10: 0199837805

ISBN-13: 9780199837809

Inconstant and forbidding, the arctic has lured inaccurate voyagers into the chilly for centuries--pushing them past the boundaries in their wisdom, know-how, and persistence. A significant Kingdom charts those quests and the eventual race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventures that may ultimately throw mild in this "magical realm" of sunless winters. They stick to the explorers from the early trips of Viking Ottar to the bold exploits of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Frederick cook dinner, Robert Peary, and Richard poultry. the second one variation encompasses a part entitled "The New Arctic" that illuminates present medical and environmental matters that threaten the area. Officer and web page talk about such subject matters because the technology at the back of the melting of the polar ice; the endangered species that now rely on the ice, together with polar bears, narwhals, walruses, and ringed seals; trade in mining and ordinary assets, particularly petroleum and normal fuel; and predictions for the commercial and environmental way forward for the area. Library Journal referred to as the 1st version a "winning fusion of experience, suspense, and history."

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T h is was fo llowed sho rtly afte r b y th deaths o f Anto nius and Kl eopatra and the appo intme nt o f a Roman prefect , the first bei ng C o rnelius G a llus . ' In 38 A D, the appearance o f the Ju daean tetrarch Ag n ppa , a fn e lld o f the re igning emperor, Calig ula , pro voked a nti- Jew ish riots aliiI desecr ation o f sy nagog ue s . T hese are the fir st raci st attacks h Greek s o n Je ws in Alexa nd ria . T he prefect failed to inte rven e and Ihl ar my did not play a major ro le .

There was further li ghting between factions in the reign of Valerian (253-260 AU) . In 262 AU , the Alexandrine mob proclaimed the prefect Marcus Julius Aemilianus emperor. After some successe s in Upper Egypt, supporters of the emperor Gallienus arrived in Alexandria, and the city was divided into two warring factions. The troops of Ga llienus ultimately won, and Aemilianus was captured and sent to Rome. Alexandria was left a wreck with a much-reduced popula tion . Shortly afterward, in 268 AD , Alexandria was captured by the Palmyrene army of Zenobi a .

Anto nius man aged to follo w her, altho ugh he had to abando n his llagship. Few of the other co mma nders we re abl e to break free. About 30 or 40 of Antoniu s' s ships were sunk. The remainder surrendered , alth ough so me retreated into the Gulf until the next da y. T he defeat led directl y to the fall of Eg ypt and its incorp oration into the Ro man Empire . ALA MEIN , T he existence of a fortress here in the reign of Ramesses II has been suggested by so me remains, notably gra nite stele fragment s referring to Libyan Wars .

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