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Markham, Albert Hastings Sir 1841-1918

Overview
Works: 72 works in 424 publications in 5 languages and 3,823 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Biography  History  Early maps  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: G161, 919.8
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Most widely held works by Albert Hastings Markham
The voyages and works of John Davis, the navigator by John Davis( )

70 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. John Davis (c.1543-1605) was an eminent explorer and navigator who published two highly influential guides to practical navigation in 1594 and 1595 and invented an improved version of a navigational instrument known as the Davis quadrant. This book, first published in 1880, includes these two guides, The Seaman's Secret and The Worlds' Hydrographical Description, together with accounts of the three voyages John Davis undertook in search of the North-West Passage between 1585 and 1587
Life of Sir John Franklin and the North-west Passage by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

32 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whaling cruise to Baffin's bay and the gulf of Boothia : and an account of the rescue of the crew of the "Polaris" by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

50 editions published between 1874 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains an account of a whaling cruise to the arctic waters around Greenland. Written much like a logbook or journal, the author goes into great detail about the events leading up to the voyage, the whaling that occurred during the trip and thoughts from the crew members
The cruise of the Rosario amongst the New Hebrides and Santa Cruz Islands, exposing the recent atrocities connected with the kidnapping of natives in the South Seas by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

17 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir Clements R. Markham, K.C.B., F.R.S. by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

9 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Hastings Markham (1841?1918) was the cousin of the subject of this biography, published in 1917, and greatly admired his older relative, who had acted as his mentor. Clements R. Markham (1830?1916) is remembered as a prolific writer on historical geography, many of whose works are reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. As a boy, he showed great enthusiasm for both history and exploration, and after a chance encounter with an admiral, joined the navy as a cadet. After eight years, he determined to leave the service and pursue a career as an explorer and writer. His first expedition was to Peru, but his main interest was in the Arctic. As an active member of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Hakluyt Society, he both published accounts of early voyages and urged further exploration in the polar regions, including the 1901?4 Discovery expedition under Robert Scott
The great frozen sea; a personal narrative of the voyage of the "Alert" during the Arctic expedition of 1875-6 by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

27 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Albert Hastings Markham (1841-1918) was a British Admiral and Arctic explorer. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen and after postings in China, the Mediterranean and Australia he was promoted to Commander in 1872. For the next six years he took part in Arctic exploration, later writing fascinating accounts of his experiences. He was appointed as Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria in 1888, and in 1903 he received a knighthood and was promoted to admiral. Published in 1878, this is the first of several editions of Markham's fascinating first-hand account of the British Arctic expedition of 1875-6. It describes the first passage through Nares Strait, named after the expedition's leader George Nares, and the intrepid dog-sled journey ,led by Markham, that took the party further north than any previous Arctic explorers. Nares' own account of the voyage is also reissued in this series
A Polar reconnaissance; being the voyage of the "Isbjörn to Novaya Zemlya in 1879 by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

12 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the 'Isbjorn' cruise, including an historical summary of explorations in the Barents Sea, and to Novaya Zemlya. Also includes a discussion of the best route to the North Pole
Northward ho! by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

12 editions published between 1879 and 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hudson's Bay and Hudson's Strait as a navigable channel by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

12 editions published between 1888 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through Hudson's Strait and Bay : a naval officer's holiday trip by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

10 editions published between 1888 and 1983 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mer glacée du pôle. Souvenirs d'un voyage sur l'Alerte (1875-1876) by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

13 editions published between 1878 and 1893 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's object in publishing The Great Frozen Sea was not to present to the public a formal history of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6. Instead it was to provide "a popular narrative of memorable events as they presented themselves to an individual member of the Expedition, and especially of the work of sledge travelling over the frozen polar ocean." The numerous maps and exquisite engravings are added bonuses. The result is an engaging account of the expedition that is well worth the reader's time
The life of Sir Clements R. Markham, etc. [With plates, including portraits.] by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

9 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great frozen sea : a personal narrative of the voyage of the "Alert" during the Arctic expedition of 1875-6 by Albert Hastings Markham( )

8 editions published between 1880 and 1987 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great frozen sea : a personal narrative of the voyage of the "Alert" during the Arctic expedition 1875-6 by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

2 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic explorations by Albert Hastings Markham( )

6 editions published between 1895 and 1898 in Undetermined and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hudson's Bay and Strait by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

8 editions published between 1889 and 1976 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maple leaves in Flanders fields by George Herbert Rae Gibson( )

5 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the celebrated Canadian physician and poet Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae that wrote the famous lines "In Flanders fields the poppies blow" as an opening to his famous poem 'In Flanders Fields'. His countrymen had shed their blood copiously in fighting the Germans on the Western Front and earned an outstanding reputation as fighting troops. Despite perhaps lacking a bit of 'spit and polish', they would be exchanged by no Allied commander for other troops.His compatriot George Gibson wrote 'Maple Leaves in Flanders Fields' as a lasting testament of the achievements and character of his fellow Canadian soldiers. His book is not a bold statement of the engagements, battles and victories that the Canadians were involved in, but rather the story of the Canadians by a Canadian with a humorous tone and self-effacing modesty. Although there are many battle scenes depicted with great skill and vividness, it is perhaps the moments of quiet that display the character of the Canadian troops most; for example, an exchange at a hand-over of the line:Sentry. "Halt! Who goes there?"Answer. "First Grenadiers."Sentry. "Pass, first Grenadiers; all's well."Sentry. "Halt! Who goes there?"Answer. "What the Hell is that to you?"Sentry. "Pass, Canadians; all's well."A fine testament to the achievements and noble sacrifice of the Canadian Corps on the Western Front.Author--Gibson, George Herbert Rae, 1881-1932Introduction--Admiral Sir Albert Hastings Markham, K.C.B. (11 November 1841 - 28 October 1918)Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, Dutton, 1916.Original Page Count - xi and 268 pages
The cruise of the "Rosario." by Albert Hastings Markham( Book )

2 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a voyage amongst the New Hebrides and Santa Cruz Islands. With maps and illustrations
The life of Sir Albert Hastings Markham by M. E Markham( Book )

4 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of the naval officer and explorer Sir Albert Hastings Markham (1841-1918) was published in 1927 by two relatives (both professional authors), using the detailed journals which he kept from 1862. Markham was the cousin of Sir Clements Markham, the historian and geographer, and was greatly influenced by him. Having volunteered for Arctic service, he was rejected by the Admiralty, but took a period of leave in which he went to Baffin Bay as second mate on a whaler. (His account of this voyage, and several other works, are also reissued in this series.) Though best remembered for his Arctic exploration, Markham was involved in active service in China, the Mediterranean and Australian waters, and in the training of naval recruits. He continued in the Royal Navy until 1906, and in his retirement continued to encourage polar exploration, serving for many years on the Council of the Royal Geographical Society
Arctic explorations by Albert Hastings Markham( )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The voyages and works of John Davis, the navigator
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Albert Hastings Markham amiral, explorateur

Albert Hastings Markham British explorer and Royal Navy officer

Albert Hastings Markham Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1841-1918)

Albert Hastings Markham Esploratore britannico

Albert Hastings Markham explorador británico

Markham, A. H. 1841-1918

Markham, A. H. 1841-1918 Sir

Markham, A. H. (Albert Hastings), Sir, 1841-1918

Markham, Albert H.

Markham, Albert H. 1841-1918

Markham, Albert H. 1841-1918 Sir

Markham, Albert H. (Albert Hastings), Sir, 1841-1918

Sir Albert Hastings, Markham

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English (333)

French (19)

Japanese (3)

German (1)

Spanish (1)