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Narrative of a voyage to the Polar Sea during 1875-6 in H.M. ships 'Alert ̓and 'Discovery ̓

Author: George S Nares; H W Feilden
Publisher: London : S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878.
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Sir George Nares took command of the British Arctic expedition of 1875-6 that hoped to reach the North Pole. Nares' popular two-volume account of the journey was published in 1878. Volume 1 describes the journey north, and covers the discovery of the channel later called Nares Strait, and the remarkable dog-sled expedition of second-in-command, Albert Markham, that set a new record for the farthest distance north  Read more...
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Nares, George S. (George Strong), 1831-1915.
Narrative of a voyage to the Polar Sea during 1875-6 in H.M. ships 'Alert ̓and 'Discovery.
London : S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878
(OCoLC)576895770
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George S Nares; H W Feilden
OCLC Number: 2312144
Notes: Pagination: v. 1: xl, 395 p., [4] leaves of plates (1 folded); v. 2: viii, 378 p., [9] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Six plates consist of 6 black-and-white photoprints mounted on blank leaves.
Description: 2 v. : ill. (1 col.), map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Appendix no. I Ethnology / by Henry W. Feilden --
Appendix no. II Mammalia / by Henry W. Feilden --
Appendix no. III Ornithology / by Henry W. Feilden --
Appendix no. IV Ichthyology / by Albert Günther --
Appendix no. V Mollusca / by Edgar A. Smith --
Appendix no. VI Insecta and Arachnida / by Robert McLachlan --
Appendix no. VII Crustacea / by Edward J. Miers ; Notes on the oceanic Copepoda / by the Rev. A.M. Norman ; Notes on the Ostracoda / by George Stewardson Brady --
Appendix no. VIII Annelida / by W.C. McIntosh --
Appendix no. IX Echinodermata / by Prof. P. Martin Duncan and W. Percy Sladen --
Appendix no. X Polyzoa / by George Busk --
Appendix no. XI Hydrozoa / by George J. Allman --
Appendix no. XII Spongida / by H.J. Carter --
Appendix no. XIII Rhizopoda Reticularia Foraminifera / by Henry B. Brady --
Appendix no. XIV Botany / by Sir Joseph D. Hooker ; Lists of flowering plants from Ellesmere Land and Grinnell Land / by Professor D. Oliver ; Mosses and Jungermanniæ / by W. Mitten ; Enumeration of the fungi collected during the Arctic Expedition of 1875 and 1876 / by the Rev. M.J. Berkeley ; Algæ and Diatomaceæ / by G. Dickie --
Appendix no. XV Geology: on the geological structure of the coasts of Grinnell Land and Hall Basin, visited by the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-6 / by C.E. De Rance and H.W. Feilden --
Appendix no. XVI Report on Petermann Glacier / by Richard W. Coppinger --
Appendix no. XVII Game list: list of animals procured in Smith Sound and northwards by the crew of H.M. Ship 'Alert' between July 28, 1875 and September 8, 1876 ; List of animals procured in Smith Sound by the crew of H.M. Ship 'Discovery' between July 28, 2875 and September 8, 1876 --
Appendix no. XVIII Meteorological abstract --
Appendix no. XIX Abstract of results obtained from the tidal observations made on board H.M. ships 'Discovery' and 'Alert' in 1875-6 / by the Rev. Samuel Haughton.
Responsibility: by Capt. Sir G.S. Nares, commander of the expedition ; with notes on the natural history edited by H.W. Feilden, naturalist to the expedition.

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Sir George Nares took command of the British Arctic expedition of 1875-6 that hoped to reach the North Pole. Nares' popular two-volume account of the journey was published in 1878. Volume 1 describes the journey north, and covers the discovery of the channel later called Nares Strait, and the remarkable dog-sled expedition of second-in-command, Albert Markham, that set a new record for the farthest distance north achieved. Volume 2 describes the perilous return journey and includes extensive appendices written by H.W. Feilden, giving details of the expedition's scientific discoveries.

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