Voyage of the Iceberg

The Story of the Iceberg that Sank the Titanic

by Richard Brown

A classic work of natural history, in a new edition to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

This is the story of the most famous iceberg of all time--the iceberg that has gripped the imagination of the world, that humbled human technology and dramatized the wonders and dangers of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Author RICHARD BROWN uses the iceberg's story to present the natural history of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic at the turn of the twentieth century. A rich panoply of birds, whales, bears, seals and other ships cross the path of the iceberg. With an expert's understanding of natural history and an authentic storyteller's voice, Brown weaves these storylines together as the iceberg slowly drifts away from Greenland and down the coast of Labrador to its fateful encounter with the world's most famous ship.

With extensive illustrations drawn from volumes of exploration and natural history of the period, this is a beautiful and compelling read. First published in 1983 and championed by publishers worldwide, this reprint of the original edition is accompanied by a brief biographical note on Richard Brown's career as a research scientist working for the Canadian Wildlife Service.

About the Author

DR. RICHARD BROWN was one of Canada’s foremost experts on seagoing birds and worked for many years as a marine biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in Halifax.


"Fresh and fascinating... A very good book written in the tradition of Farley Mowat."
Chicago Sun-Times
"Brown is a Canadian marine biologist who cautions readers against becoming hooked, as he is, on 'the dangerous drug of the Arctic.' And that is a risk run by any reader of this excellent story..."
Publishers Weekly
"Brown evokes the teeming life of the polar world with a lyrical eloquence."
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