Discovery of the North : The Exploration of Canada's Arctic. First Edition in dustjacket

By: FRANCIS, Daniel

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FRANCIS, Daniel. Discovery of the North : The Exploration of Canada's Arctic. Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers, (1986). First Edition. Pp. (7),8-224. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Cassell 716. "This is the fascinating story of the golden age of arctic exploration, from Martin Frobisher in the sixteenth century to the controversial Vilhjalmur Stefansson in the early twentieth. It is a remarkable story of high adventure, of heroic feats of courage and endurance as well as dark episodes of murder and cannibalism. Martin Frobisher, who stood on Baffin Island and thought he was in China; Arthur Dobbs, who sought a northwest passage in the most improbable places; Samuel Hearne, who was forced to participate in an Indian-Inuit battle; John Franklin, whose doomed men took silk handkerchiefs and monogrammed silver on their death march; Thomas Simpson, who may have been driven mad by his arctic obsession; Charles Francis Hall, who was probably murdered because of his; Roald Amundsen, who went on an 800-km sled trip in an arctic winter in order to send a telegram. These are just a few of the 'discovery men' whose often incredible exploits are told in this book." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. The First Voyages; 2. Seeking the Hudson Bay Passage; 3. Overland to the Arctic; 4. The Royal Navy in the North; 5. The Ordeal of John Ross; 6. Completing the Coastline; 7. Lost and Found: The Search for Franklin; 8. Search for the Pole; 9. The Scandinavians; 10. Canada Claims the Arctic. Very good in price-clipped dust jacket. 20.00

Title: Discovery of the North : The Exploration of Canada's Arctic. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: FRANCIS, Daniel

Categories: 78,

Publisher: Hurtig, Edmonton, 1986, ISBN:0888302800:

Seller ID: 21045

Keywords: POLAR NAUTICAL ARCTIC EXPLORATION CANADIAN NORTH HISTORY CANADA KAYAKING,