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Ice blink : the tragic fate of Sir John Franklin's lost polar expedition

Author: Scott Cookman
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2000]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the trail of the expedition by Sir John Franklin, which sailed north from Greenland in 1845 with two iron-plated ships and 128 men, only to be swallowed up by the ice and snow.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cookman, Scott, 1952-
Ice blink.
New York : Wiley, ©2000
(OCoLC)607360835
Named Person: John Franklin; John Franklin, Sir; John Franklin; John Franklin; John (Forschungsreisender) Franklin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Cookman
ISBN: 0471377902 9780471377900 0471404209 9780471404200
OCLC Number: 42428762
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The epitaphs --
Messages from the dead --
The enigma: Sir John --
The passage --
Two ships --
Specters --
Ships' commanders --
Ships' companies --
Outward bound --
Beechey Island --
The last summer --
Beset --
Imprisoned --
The curse --
The culprit --
Houndsditch --
Schedules --
The dying time --
Killer at large --
The death march --
Cannibalism --
The culprit's footprints --
The empty prize --
Afterword: Anatomy of a disaster --
Appendix I: Provisions --
Appendix II: Northwest Passage voyages: mortality rates --
Appendix III: Mid-nineteenth-century naval medicine --
Appendix IV: Expedition muster.
Responsibility: Scott Cookman.
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Follows the trail of the expedition by Sir John Franklin, which sailed north from Greenland in 1845 with two iron-plated ships and 128 men, only to be swallowed up by the ice and snow.

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