The Expedition

R 97.00   R 360.00

Subtitle: The Forgotten Story of a Polar Tragedy
Author: Bea Uusma
Publisher: Head of Zeus (2014)
ISBN-10: 1781859620
ISBN-13: 9781781859629
Condition: Very Good. Minor bumping to the base of the spine. The dust jacket has some light rubbing and scratches; with a few dents along the edge of the spine and minor creases to the edges. A few light smudges on the outside edges of the pages.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 22.1 x 14.5 x 2.4 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg


On 11 July, 1897, three men set out in a hydrogen balloon bound for the North Pole. They never return. Two days into their journey they make a crash landing then disappear into a white nightmare. Thirty three years later, the men's bodies are found, perfectly preserved under the snow and ice.

They had enough food, clothing and ammunition to survive. Why did they die? Sixty six years later, artist and doctor, Bea Uusma is at a party. Bored, she pulls a books off the shelf about the expedition. Bea becomes obsessed with the expedition and spends the next fifteen years trying to solve the mystery. This is the story of her journey to uncover the truth.


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