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Science and the Canadian Arctic : a century of exploration, 1818-1918

Author: Trevor Harvey Levere
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a study of the nature and role of science in the exploration of the Canadian Arctic, beginning with the Northwest Passage expeditions of the Royal Navy in 1818 and ending with the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Harvey Levere
ISBN: 0521419336 9780521419338 9780521524919 0521524911
OCLC Number: 25630084
Description: xiv, 438 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; 1. Science and the Navy; 2. The Navy and the Northwest Passage after the Napoleonic Wars: 1817-34; 3. Overland to the Arctic, surveyors and naturalists: the Royal Navy and the Hudson's Bay Company; 4. Mid-century: the Admiralty manual and the state of Arctic science; 5. Constructive rivalry: the Navy and the Hudson's Bay Company: John Franklin and the search expeditions; 6. The Arctic crusade: national pride, international affairs, and science; 7. Science north: the British Arctic Expedition 1875-6; 8. From nationalism to internationalism in science: the International Polar Year 1882-3; 9. Science without borders, or scientific territory: imperialism and emergent nationalism before 1918; 10. New lands and seas: Vilhjalmur Stefansson: science, territory and government; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Trevor H. Levere.
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' ... this extensively researched book is both a readable and recommended addition to the bookshelf'. The Geographical Journal 'Levere will edify you and engage you.' Gregory A. Good, Science

 
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