The Magnetic North

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01The Arctic Defined20091109

Adjoa Andoh reads from Sara Wheeler's account of her journey to the lands that border the Arctic Ocean.

Wheeler considers what the Arctic means to the rest of the world and begins her travels in the semi-inhabited fringes of Asian Russia, nine time zones from Moscow.

Sara Wheeler begins her travels in the semi-inhabited fringes of Asian Russia.

02Alaska And Canada * *20091110

Adjoa Andoh reads from Sara Wheeler's account of her journey to the lands that border the Arctic Ocean.

Wheeler finds traces of American entrepreneurial drive in the wide spaces of Alaska and visits a bedrock-mapping project on an isolated Canadian island.

Sara Wheeler finds traces of American entrepreneurial drive in the wide spaces of Alaska.

03Greenland *20091111

Adjoa Andoh reads from Sara Wheeler's account of her journey to the lands that border the Arctic Ocean.

Sara is struck by some of the paradoxes of climate change as she flies above the huge Greenland ice sheet.

Sara Wheeler flies above the huge Greenland ice sheet.

04Svalbard And The North East Passage *20091112

Sara remembers some of the explorers who have sought the North Pole - by boat, on foot and even by hot air balloon.

05The Gulag20091119