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The gates of hell : Sir John Franklin's tragic quest for the North West Passage

Author: Andrew D Lambert
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lambert, Andrew D., 1956-
Gates of hell.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009921883
(OCoLC)317471857
Named Person: John Franklin; John Franklin, Sir; John Franklin; John (Forschungsreisender) Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew D Lambert
ISBN: 9780300154863 0300154860 128235289X 9781282352896 9780300167887 0300167881
OCLC Number: 609890907
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 428 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill., maps.
Contents: Prologue : Erebus : the Gates of Hell --
The North West Passage : designs and delusions --
John Franklin : navigator --
Another career --
Scientific empires --
From Van Diemen's land to Tasmania, 1836-43 --
Science, culture and civilisation --
'The nucleus of an iceberg' --
Magnetic empires --
'Till our provisions get short' --
Defeated, deceived and defrauded --
Belcher --
Martyrs of science --
Arctic Fox --
Big art, brazen lies and the 'great explorer' --
Terror : what really happened?
Responsibility: Andrew Lambert.

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