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In Celebration of Nunavut - Charting the North - Volume 1

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Nine videos chronicling the efforts to explore and map the Arctic from land, air and even under water. Volume 1 contains: Men Against the Ice (28 min. 5 sec.) It took 1,000 years to chart the Polar Sea. This black-and-white film captures the spirit of those years of exploration. It uses rare footage to retrace two pioneering Canadian Arctic patrols (from 1922 and 1940), contrasting their ways of navigating with "modern methods". (1960). Steering North (30 min.) The Arctic is the hardest place to navigate in the world. Steering North is a black-and-white film that explores the challenges of mapping the land and charting the sea--highlighting technological advances and looking to what the future holds. (1960).

1999, 59 min 36 s

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