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Stefansson, Dr. Anderson and the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918 : a story of exploration, science and sovereignty

Author: Stuart E Jenness; Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Publisher: [Gatineau, Québec] : Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2011.
Series: Mercury series.; Mercury series., History paper ;, 56.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Impressive in its scope and scholarship, this book presents the first comprehensive and authoritative account of the storied Canadian Arctic Expedition and the personal animosity of its co-leaders: the intrepid explorer/ethnologist Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the respected scientist Rudolph Anderson. The volume details the expedition's successes and tragedies, including the discovery of islands never before mapped  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Jenness, Stuart E. (Stuart Edward), 1925-
Stefansson, Dr. Anderson and the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918.
[Gatineau, Québec] : Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2011
(OCoLC)1017983393
Named Person: Vilhjalmur Stefansson; Rudolph Martin Anderson; Vilhjalmur Stefansson; Rudolph Martin Anderson; Rudolph Martin Anderson; Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart E Jenness; Canadian Museum of Civilization.
ISBN: 9780660199719 0660199718
OCLC Number: 682897012
Description: xxiv, 415 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preparations --
Victoria and Nome --
"Goodbye, Stefansson" --
"Adios, Karluk" --
Shipwreck Camp to Wrangel Island --
Captain Bartlett's journey to Alaska --
Survival on Wrangel Island --
Rescue --
Revised exploration plans, 1913-1914 --
The search for "Crocker Land", 1914 --
Banks Island, 1914-1915 --
First discovery of land, 1915 --
Enter the Polar Bear, 1915 --
More discoveries of land, 1916 --
Stefansson's final explorations, 1917 --
Stefansson's skirmish with death, 1917-1918 --
Storkerson's drift on the Arctic ice, 1918 --
Northern Alaska, 1913 --
Northern Alaska to Bernard Harbour, 1914 --
Bernard Harbour, 1915 --
Farewell to the Arctic, 1916 --
Publications and other post-expedition Matters --
The Stefansson-Dr. Anderson feud --
Personnel on the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918 --
Geographical names and the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918 --
The collections of the Canadian Arctic Expedition --
Reports of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918.
Series Title: Mercury series.; Mercury series., History paper ;, 56.
Responsibility: Stuart E. Jenness.
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"Impressive in its scope and scholarship, this book presents the first comprehensive and authoritative account of the storied Canadian Arctic Expedition and the personal animosity of its co-leaders: the intrepid explorer/ethnologist Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the respected scientist Rudolph Anderson. The volume details the expedition's successes and tragedies, including the discovery of islands never before mapped and the sinking of the flagship Karluk."--Pub. desc.

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