David L. Nicandri

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Discovering Nothing

In Pursuit of an Elusive Northwest Passage

UBC Press

Quests to discover a navigable or usable Northwest Passage ended in failure, but as Discovering Nothing shows, the many attempts to find what nature did not provide led to the construction of its transcontinental equivalent, changing the landscape of North America forever.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Captain Cook Rediscovered

Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes

UBC Press

This first modern study to focus on James Cook’s polar adventures, Captain Cook Rediscovered introduces an entirely new explorer who is more at home along the edge of the polar ice packs than the Pacific’s sandy beaches.

  • Copyright year: 2020
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