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Polar pioneers : a biography of John and James Clark Ross

Author: M J Ross
Publisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the first half of the nineteenth century British explorers eagerly sought the Northwest Passage, making great advances in exploring and charting polar regions. Polar Pioneers is the story of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: John Ross, Sir; James Clark Ross, Sir; John Ross, Sir; James Clark Ross, Sir; James Clark Ross, Sir; John Ross, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M J Ross
ISBN: 0773512349 9780773512344
OCLC Number: 243500701
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 435 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The Rosses of Galloway; John Ross: early naval career, 1786-1817; the revival of Arctic exploration, 1817; "Voyage to Baffin's Bay", 1818; John Ross versus John Barrow, 1819; James Ross sails with Parry, 1819-27; "Navigation by steam", 1819-28; John Ross's second voyage - preparation and departure, 1828-29; no news - a search is planned, 1832-33; four years in Boothia, 1829-33; rewards and recriminations, 1833-35; George Back and Richard King, 1833-35; James Ross searches for whalers and studies compasses, 1835-39; James Ross in the Antarctic, 1839-43; John and George Ross float companies, 1835-39; John Ross in Stockholm, 1839-46; the Franklin expedition, 1845; Sir John Barrow retires; no news of Franklin, 1846-48; search for Franklin, 1848-49; James Ross in the enterprise; search for Franklin, 1850-51; John Ross in the Felix; search for Franklin, 1852-54; news from the Great Fish River, 1854-56; John and George Ross - the closing years, 1848-56; the fate of Franklin; James Ross's closing years, 1857-62.
Responsibility: M.J. Ross.
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