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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 NaresG H RichardsH W FeildenAlbert C L G GüntherE A SmithAll authors
Publisher: London : Sampson 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
Named Person: George S Nares
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George S Nares; G H Richards; H W Feilden; Albert C L G Günther; E A Smith; Robert McLachlan; Edward J Miers; A M Norman; George Stewardson Brady; William Carmichael McIntosh; P Martin Duncan; Walter Percy Sladen; George Busk; George James Allman; Henry John Carter; Henry Bowman Brady; Joseph Dalton Hooker; Daniel Oliver; William Mitten; M J Berkeley; George Dickie; Charles Eugene De Rance; R W Coppinger; Samuel Haughton; Thomas Mitchell; George White; Edward L Moss; George le Clerk Egerton; Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,; Spottiswoode & Co.,
OCLC Number: 2312144
Notes: "Spottiswoode & Co., Printers, New-street Square and Parliament Street."--Vol. 1, p. 395.
Vol. 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.
"The illustrations in the present work are either reproductions of photographs taken by Mr. F. Mitchell, Paymaster of the H.M.S. 'Discovery,' and Mr. George White, Assistant Engineer of H.M.S. 'Alert,' or from sketches taken on the spot by Dr. Edward Moss, M.D., Surgeon of H.M. S. 'Alert,' Lieutenant G. Le C. Egerton, and Mr. Mitchell."--Vol. 1, p. [vii]-viii.
Introduction by George Henry Richards.
Description: 2 v., [13] leaves of plates : 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.
Other Titles: Voyage to the Polar Sea
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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