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Barr, William 1940-

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Works: 47 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 5,176 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Portraits  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator, Translator, Other
Classifications: E99.E7, 917.195042
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Most widely held works by William Barr
Overland to Starvation Cove with the Inuit in search of Franklin, 1878-1880 by Heinrich Klutschak ( )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In May 1845 Sir John Franklin sailed westward from England in search of the Northwest Passage and was never seen again. Some thirty-five years later, Heinrich Klutschak of Prague, artist and surveyor on a small expedition led by Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka of the 3rd US Cavalry Regiment, stumbled upon the grisly remains at Starvation Cove of the last survivors among Franklin's men.Overland to Starvation Cove is the first English translation of Klutschak's account. A significant contribution to Canadian exploration history, it is also an important anthropological document, providing some of the earliest reliable descriptions of the Aivilingmiut, the Utkuhikhalingmiut, and the Netsilingmiut. But above all, it is a fascinating story of arctic adventure
Red serge and polar bear pants the biography of Harry Stallworthy, RCMP by William Barr ( )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Barrow to Boothia the Arctic journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease, 1836-1839 by Peter Warren Dease ( )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Peter Dease's journal, reproduced in full, is supplemented by a brief introduction to each section and detailed annotations that clarify and elaborate the text. By including relevant correspondence to and from expedition members, Barr captures the original words of the participants, offering insights into the character of both Dease and Simpson and making clear what really happened on this successful expedition."--BOOK JACKET
Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 18th century saw a resurgence of hope that a Northwest Passage - that elusive target of European seamen over the centuries - might yet be found. Prompted by the Irish MP Arthur Dobbs, the Admiralty sent the Furnace and Discovery to Hudson Bay in 1741 in search of a navigable passage to the Pacific. The expedition was commanded by Christopher Middleton, until his resignation in 1741 a sea captain in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. With his actions closely scrutinized by his former employers and colleagues, concerned about possible interference with the fur trade, Middleton wintered at the Company fort at Churchill. From there in the summer of 1742 he sailed farther north along the west coast of Hudson Bay than any previous European explorer, charting Wager bay, Repulse Bay and Frozen Strait; but he failed to find a passage. After his return to England he found himself accused of negligence and corruption. Dobbs attacked both him and the Hudson's Bay Company in a campaign which ruined Middleton's professional reputation and opened the way for a further expedition to the Bay. The controversy over the Middleton expedition helps to explain the wealth of documentation which has survived. In angry pamphlet exchanges Dobbs and Middleton published their letters to each other; and to these the editors have added Dobb's manuscript Memorial on the Northwest Passage, his correspondence with Judge Ward, and documents from the Admiralty and other government departments. The voyage itself is seen through the pages of Middleton's journal, supplemented with extracts from the journals, logs and affidavits of other crew members. From the Hudson's Bay Company's archives the journal of James Isham, factor at Churchill, adds to the story of the expedition's wintering. The final section deals with the controversy which developed after Middleton's return, and prints the more important charges and counter-charges which were made in the years 1743 to 1745
Searching for Franklin : the land Arctic searching expedition : James Anderson's and James Stewart's expeditions via the Back River, 1855 by James Anderson ( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War north of 80 : the last German Arctic weather station of World War II by Wilhelm Dege ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Frenchman in search of Franklin : de Bray's Arctic journal, 1852-1854 by Emile Frédéric de Bray ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text of the journal kept by Emile de Bray, a French naval officer who participated in the 1852 search for the Franklin Expedition in the eastern Arctic, on board the 'Resolute'in the Arctic Squadron under Sir Edward Belcher.Previously unpublished
Arctic hell-ship : the voyage of HMS Enterprise, 1850-1855 by William Barr ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The expeditions of the First International Polar Year, 1882-83 by William Barr ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on 14 major expeditions and 3 auxiliary expeditions dispatched to polar regions specifically for purposes of First International Polar Year 1882-83. Highlights achievements, hardships, everyday life, and weaknesses of all expeditions involved
Inuit and whalers on Baffin Island through German eyes : Wilhelm Weike's Arctic journal and letters (1883-1884) by Wilhelm Weike ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told from an ordinary man's perspective, these are the journal and letters of Wilhelm Weike as he accompanied Franz Boas-the father of modern anthropology-on his journey to the arctic from 1883 to 1884. This extraordinary document of early arctic history provides a plain, direct view of the Inuit and the whalers in their arctic environment at the end of the 19th century. With invaluable contextual and complementary information, this book contributes key insights during the recent wave of scientific assessment of Franz Boas's legacy in all social sciences
Arctic scientist, gulag survivor : the biography of Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, 1905-1991 by A. M Ermolaev ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No song no supper an opera, in two acts. With additional songs. As performed with great applause by the Old American Company of comedians by Prince Hoare ( )
6 editions published in 1793 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resurrecting Dr. Moss : the life and letters of a Royal Navy surgeon, Edward Lawton Moss MD, RN, 1843-1880 by Paul C Appleton ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Resurrecting Dr. Moss chronicles the life and death of Edward Lawton Moss, a Royal Navy surgeon on the last great British north polar expedition of the nineteenth century. Arctic historians and bibliophiles are familiar with Moss's account of the1875-76 British Arctic Expedition, published under the title Shores of the Polar Sea, but little has been known about Moss himself. Now, thanks to Paul Appleton's painstaking research, his life has taken shape in this well-crafted biography." "Relying heavily on Moss's own letters, Appleton has created a portrait of a man he calls "an example of the best traditions of British naval medicine during the Victorian era." Author, artist, explorer, and scientist, Dr. Moss was also a pioneering medical officer. After being posted in British Columbia, he played a pivotal role in founding one of the earliest medical institutions on Canada's west coast, the hospital at the Esquimalt Naval Base. Dr. Moss's life was cut short at the age of thirty-seven when the HMS's Atalanta disappeared en route from Bermuda in 1880." "Resurrecting Dr. Moss includes several previously unpublished letters and is illustrated with a selection of Moss's watercolours."--BOOK JACKET
Inuit and Whalers on Baffin Island Through German Eyes Wilhelm Weike's Arctic Journal and Letters (1883-84) by William Barr ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told from an ordinary man's perspective, these are the journal and letters of Wilhelm Weike as he accompanied Franz Boas--the father of modern anthropology--on his journey to the arctic from 1883 to 1884. This extraordinary document of early arctic history provides a plain, direct view of the Inuit and the whalers in their arctic environment at the end of the 19th century. With invaluable contextual and complementary information, this book contributes key insights during the recent wave of scientific assessment of Franz Boas's legacy in all social sciences
To the sixth continent : the second German South polar expedition by Wilhelm Filchner ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotated bibliography of the McGill sub-arctic research papers and theses, 1954-1974 by W. Peter Adams ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliography of scientific research in Quebec-Labrador carried out from McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory
Back from the brink : the road to muskox conservation in the Northwest Territories by William Barr ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprehensive history of the status of muskoxen (Ovibos moschatos) in the Northwest Territories, with details of hunting, trade in skins and conservation efforts from the late 17th century to date
Charting the Russian Northern Sea route : the Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition 1910-1915 by Leonid Mikhaĭlovich Starokadomskiĭ ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in Undetermined and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translation of an account of the Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition which systematically surveyed the arctic waters north of Siberia
Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884 journals and letters by Franz Boas ( )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the summer of 1883, Franz Boas, widely regarded as one of the fathers of Inuit anthropology, sailed from Germany to Baffin Island to spend a year among the Inuit of Cumberland Sound. This was his introduction to the Arctic and to anthropological fieldwork. This book presents, for the first time, his letters and journal entries from the year that he spent among the Inuit, providing not only insightful background to his numerous scientific articles about Inuit culture, but a comprehensive and engaging narrative as well."--BOOK JACKET
 
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