Icebound: Shipwrecked At The Edge Of The World

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In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice, a riveting and cinematic tale of Dutch polar explorer William Barents and his three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival.

The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter.

In Icebound, Andrea Pitzer masterfully combines a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration—a time of hope, adventure, and seemingly unlimited geographic frontiers. At the story’s center is William Barents, one of the 16th century’s greatest navigators whose larger-than-life ambitions and obsessive quest to chart a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic ended in both tragedy and glory. Journalist Pitzer did extensive research, learning how to use four-hundred-year-old navigation equipment, setting out on three Arctic expeditions to retrace Barents’s steps, and visiting replicas of Barents’s ship and cabin.

“A visceral, thrilling account full of tantalizing surprises” (Andrea Barrett, author of The Voyage of the Narwhal ), Pitzer’s reenactment of Barents’s ill-fated journey shows us how the human body can function at twenty degrees below, the history of mutiny, the art of celestial navigation, and the intricacies of building shelters. But above all, it gives us a first-hand glimpse into the true nature of human courage.


  • 001 Icebound IN

    Duração: 38s
  • 002 Icebound Dedication

  • 003 Icebound Chapter1 TheOpenPolarSea

    Duração: 54min
  • 004 Icebound Chapter2 OffTheEdgeOfTheMap

    Duração: 01h13min
  • 005 Icebound Chapter3 DeathInTheArctic

    Duração: 01h03min
  • 006 Icebound Chapter4 SalingForThePole

    Duração: 01h01min
  • 007 Icebound Chapter5 Castaways

    Duração: 44min
  • 008 Icebound Chapter6 TheSafeHouse

    Duração: 50min
  • 009 Icebound Chapter7 TheKingOfNovaZembla

    Duração: 13min
  • 010 Icebound Chapter8 TheMidnightSunAndTheFalseDawn

    Duração: 42min
  • 011 Icebound Chapter9 Escape

    Duração: 54min
  • 012 Icebound Chapter10a StaggeringHomeward

    Duração: 40min
  • 013 Icebound Chapter10b StaggeringHomeward

    Duração: 40min
  • 014 Icebound Coda TheShoresOfNovaZembla

    Duração: 16min
  • 015 Icebound OUT

    Duração: 44s