A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43: Volume 2

A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43: Volume 2

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James Clark Ross (1800-1862) was an explorer who served in the Royal Navy and made his first Arctic trip in 1818 on an unsuccessful mission to find the North-West Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On the basis of his polar experience, he was appointed to lead further expeditions, and by 1839 he found himself on the opposite side of the world in the Antarctic, with Joseph Dalton Hooker as his on-board naturalist. This two-volume account of the four-year voyage was published in 1847. Ross' findings led him to the conclusion that there was life on the sea floor to at least 730 metres, and the work is an important contribution to the development of oceanography and scientific knowledge about the Antarctic. Volume 2 continues the story of the expedition, which eventually reached 78S, and discovered the deep bay in the southern ocean now called the Ross Sea.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 b/w illus. 2 maps
  • 1139014021
  • 9781139014021

Table of contents

1. Refitting the ships; 2. Departure from Hobarton; 3. Suggestions relative to vaccination; 4. Aspect of the country; 5. Outrage at the Bay of Islands; 6. Cross the Antarctic Circle; 7. Breadth of the pack; 8. Magnificent range of bergs; 9. Land the observatories; 10. Sail from Port Louis; 11. Natives of Furgia; 12. Route determined; 13. Clear the pack; Appendices.show more