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    Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-1822 (Cosimo Classics Travel & Exploration) (Paperback) By (author) John Franklin

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    DescriptionSir John Franklin's Narrative of the Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-1822 recounts a hair-raising adventure of the "Golden Age of Discovery," the period from 1800 to 1847 when sailing ships from around the world feverishly searched for a Northwest Passage through the Arctic. Franklin entered the Royal Navy at the age of 14, went on his first exploratory voyage to Australia (1801-03), and served in the battles of Trafalgar (1805) and New Orleans (1814). He was co-commander of an Arctic expedition of 1818 that sought to reach the North Pole, and after his return to England, he published Narrative in 1823 to much fanfare. In September 1846, during his final expedition, he became trapped in the ice in Victoria Strait, off King William Island (the midpoint between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans), which culminated, in April 1848, in the deaths of Franklin and 23 explorers there. AUTHOR BIO: Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), English rear admiral and explorer, is credited with expanding our geographical knowledge of the Canadian Arctic and adding greatly to the literature of exploration.


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    Title
    Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-1822
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Franklin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 434
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781596051553
    ISBN 10: 1596051558
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, WTH
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WT
    DC21: 910.916327
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 910.916327
    BIC subject category V2: 1QMP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 910.9163/27
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: G650 1819 .F77 A3 2005
    Thema V1.0: WT, DNB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    COSIMO CLASSICS
    Imprint name
    COSIMO CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY