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John Ross - Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage: And of a Residence in the Arctic Regions during the Years 1829–33 - 9781108050203 - V9781108050203
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Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage: And of a Residence in the Arctic Regions during the Years 1829–33

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Description for Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage: And of a Residence in the Arctic Regions during the Years 1829–33 Paperback. Published in 1835, this account of Ross's second expedition to Northern Canada describes the geography and people of the region. Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration. Num Pages: 848 pages, 28 b/w illus. 3 colour illus. 1 map. BIC Classification: 1MTN; 3JH; HBTP; RGR. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 297 x 210 x 43. Weight in Grams: 1990.
Polar explorer John Ross (1777–1856) sailed with William Edward Parry in 1818 to seek a North-West Passage from Baffin Bay. The attempt was unsuccessful, and Ross was widely blamed for its failure. In 1829 he set out on a privately funded expedition on the steamship Victory, accompanied by his nephew James Clark Ross, to try again, returning to England in late 1833. Using survival techniques learnt from the Inuit he befriended, Ross kept his crew healthy through four icebound winters. While the voyage once again failed to find a North-West Passage, it surveyed the Boothia Peninsula and a large part ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
848
Condition
New
Series
Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration
Number of Pages
848
Place of Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781108050203
SKU
V9781108050203
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