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If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
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- (minus symbol)
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eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
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If you use 'OR' between 2 words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
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Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
" " (double quotation marks)
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
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Inconstant and forbidding, the arctic has lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries--pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge, technology, and endurance. A Fabulous Kingdom charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventures that would eventually throw light on this magical realm of sunless winters. They follow the explorers from the early journeys of Viking Ottar to the daring exploits of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary, and Richard Bird. The second edition features a section entitled The New Arctic that illuminates current scientific and environmental issues that threaten the region. Officer and Page discuss such topics as the science behind the melting of the polar ice; the endangered species that now depend on the ice, including polar bears, narwhals, walruses, and ringed seals; commerce in mining and natural resources, especially petroleum and natural gas; and predictions for the economic and environmental future of the region. Library Journal called the first edition a winning fusion of adventure, suspense, and history.
Charles B. Officer
, Jake Page
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PREFACE; PROLOGUE: THE NATURE OF THE PLACE; PART ONE: ULTIMA THULE; CHAPTER ONE: SEA LUNGS, GODLY COMMERCE, AND PROJECTIONS; CHAPTER TWO:FRIZADORES FOR CATHAY AND POLAR BEARS; CHAPTER THREE: FOOL'S GOLD, HOOCH, AND MUTINY; PART TWO: THE MYTH OF THE OPEN POLAR SEA; CHAPTER FOUR: CONNUBIAL FIDELITY AND THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD; CHAPTER FIVE: OPEN SEAS AND CLOSED MINDS; CHAPTER SIX: ANYTHING IS GOOD THAT DON'T POISON YOU; PART THREE: RACING FOR THE POLE; CHAPTER SEVEN: THREE FACES OF AMBITION; CHAPTER EIGHT: AMATEURS, PROS, AND CONS; CHAPTER NINE: FROM POLAR LARKS TO CANARY-WATCHING; PART FOUR: THE NEW ARCTIC; CHAPTER TEN: ALBEDO, WINDS, AND OTHER CULPRITS; CHAPTER ELEVEN: ANIMALS: CHANGING THE GUARD; CHAPTER TWELVE: BOOM AND BUST ON THE NEW FRONTIER; CHAPTER THIRTEEN: WHO OWNS THE ARCTIC?; CHAPTER FOURTEEN: GLOBAL PREDICTIONS