Excursions in and about Newfoundland, during the Years 1839 and 1840: Volume 1

Excursions in and about Newfoundland, during the Years 1839 and 1840: Volume 1

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Joseph Beete Jukes (1811-1869) was a geologist who studied at Cambridge under the famous Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and eventually became a prominent member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. In 1839, after many field expeditions in England, he was appointed to a survey of Newfoundland, a place about which he had until then been in 'utter ignorance'. The explorers failed to find the hoped-for mineral wealth they had been sent to prospect for, and returned to Britain. In 1841 Jukes joined the H.M.S. Fly as a naturalist for an upcoming expedition to chart the coasts of Australia and New Guinea. The Fly set sail for the Pacific in 1842, the year in which this two-volume account of Jukes' Newfoundland experiences was published. Volume 1 describes Jukes' arrival in Newfoundland, its rugged landscapes, and life in the fishing communities of this harsh North Atlantic outpost.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139014048
  • 9781139014045

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Departure from Liverpool; 2. Engage the Beaufort; 3. Leave St. John's for the westward; 4. Cape St. George; 5. Raised Beach; 6. The Dead Islands; 7. Arrival at St. John's and meeting with Dr. Stuwitz; 8. Return of Dr. Stuwitz, and departure with him to the ice.
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