• Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850-1851: Volume 2: Performed by H. M. Ships Lady Franklin and Sophia Under the Command of Mr. William Penny in Search of the Missing Crews of H. M. Ships Erebus and Terror See large image

    Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850-1851: Volume 2: Performed by H. M. Ships Lady Franklin and Sophia Under the Command of Mr. William Penny in Search of the Missing Crews of H. M. Ships Erebus and Terror (Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration) (Paperback) By (author) Peter Cormack Sutherland

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    DescriptionIn the mid-nineteenth century, British Arctic exploration was focused on the search for the missing expedition of Sir John Franklin. Physician and geologist Peter Cormack Sutherland (1822-1900) served as surgeon on William Penny's 1850-1 search expedition, which was instructed to concentrate on Jones Sound, Wellington Channel and Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic. Sutherland's illustrated eyewitness account, first published in two volumes in 1852, tells of appalling weather conditions, notes the hazards of navigating icy seas, describes the wildlife and geology of the region, and offers observations on the Inuit. Sutherland also recounts the poignant discovery of Franklin's winter quarters at Beechey Island and the graves of several of his crew. Franklin's fate, however, was yet to be discovered. Volume 2 contains insightful details relating to sledging journeys and crew diet. The volume concludes with the return voyage to Britain.


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    Title
    Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits in the Years 1850-1851: Volume 2
    Subtitle
    Performed by H. M. Ships Lady Franklin and Sophia Under the Command of Mr. William Penny in Search of the Missing Crews of H. M. Ships Erebus and Terror
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Cormack Sutherland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 620
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108072083
    ISBN 10: 1108072089
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: G
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000
    Abridged Dewey: 911
    DC22: 919
    DC23: 919.8
    Thema V1.0: NHTP
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w illus. 3 colour illus. 1 map
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    20 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    16. Preparations for travelling; 17. Travelling parties; 18. Captain Penny's travelling report; 19. Return of all the travelling parties except Mr Penny's; 20. Return of Mr Penny; 21. Passage to England; Appendix, containing detailed reports of the travelling parties.