Relics of the Franklin Expedition: Discovering Artifacts from the Doomed Arctic Voyage of 1845


Free Shipping Included! Relics of the Franklin Expedition: Discovering Artifacts from the Doomed Arctic Voyage of 1845 by McFarland & Company at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition departed England in 1845 with two Royal Navy bomb vessels, 129 men and three years' worth of provisions. None were seen again until nearly a decade later, when their bleached bones, broken instruments, books, papers and personal effects began to be recovered on Canada's King William Island. These relics have since had a life of their own--photographed, analyzed, cataloged and displayed in glass cases in London. This book gives a definitive history of their p


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Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition departed England in 1845 with two Royal Navy bomb vessels, 129 men and three years' worth of provisions. None were seen again until nearly a decade later, when their bleached bones, broken instruments, books, papers and personal effects began to be recovered on Canada's King William Island. These relics have since had a life of their own--photographed, analyzed, cataloged and displayed in glass cases in London. This book gives a definitive history of their preservation and exhibition from the Victorian era to the present, richly illustrated with period engravings and photographs, many never before published. Appendices provide the first comprehensive accounting of all expedition relics recovered prior to the 2014 discovery of Franklin's ship HMS Erebus.

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Manufacturer:
McFarland & Company
Category:
Polar Regions
EAN:
9781476667188
ISBN:
1476667187
Author:
Garth Walpole
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Creator:
Russell Potter
Publication Date:
2017-01-11
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
2.45 pounds
Item Size:
0.5 x 10 x 7 inches
Package Weight:
0.95 pounds
Package Size:
6.8 x 0.3 x 9.8 inches

 


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