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Three years of Arctic service : an account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84, and the attainment of the farthest north

Author: A W GreelyGeorge W RiceCharles SchlechtJ B LockwoodErnest LehnertAll authors
Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886.
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Greely, A.W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935.
Three years of Arctic service.
New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1886
(OCoLC)574240753
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Greely, A.W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935.
Three years of Arctic service.
New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1886
(OCoLC)608130827
Named Person: A W Greely; A W Greely
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A W Greely; George W Rice; Charles Schlecht; J B Lockwood; Ernest Lehnert; Jesse Walter Fewkes; Tarleton H Bean; David L Brainard; Hampden S Gardiner; Charles Scribner's Sons,
OCLC Number: 1248645
Notes: Vol. 1: xxv, 428 pages, [17] leaves of plates ; vol. 2: xii, [2], 444 pages, [26] leaves of plates + folded map in back pocket.
"With nearly one hundred illustrations made from photographs taken by the party, and with the official maps and charts."
Illustrations "engraved, without drawings, from photographs by Sergeant George W. Rice, Photographer of the Expedition".--P. xxi.
Frontispiece of v. 1 engraved by Charles Schlecht.
Some illustrations from sketches by Lieutenant J.B. Lockwood and Sergeant Gardiner.
Description: 2 volumes, [43] leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps (some folded), folded facsimile ; 24 cm.
Contents: Volume I. Preface ; Orders and instructions governing the organization and management of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition ; The pioneers of Smith Sound ; International circumpolar stations ; Greenland ; Organization and equipment ; The voyage to Upernivik ; Melville Bay to Fort Conger ; The return of the Proteus ; Fort Conger ; Autumn sledging ; Sunlight to darkness ; Our scientific observations ; Hygiene and routine ; Sledging in the Arctic twilight ; Our first dark days ; Christmas and the New Year ; Winter events ; Preparations for sledging ; Thank God Harbor and Hall's grave ; Establishing depots ; Northward over the frozen sea ; Chandler Fiord ; Lake Hazen ; The farthest north : Conger to Cape Bryant ; The farthest north : Cape Bryant to Cape Washington ; Lockwood Island and return ; Springtime and summer ; Summer explorations ; Launch trips --
Volume II. Our second winter ; Northward again ; The crossing of Grinnell Land ; Polar ice ; Preparations for retreat ; From Conger to Cape Baird ; Kennedy Channel ; Rawlins Bay to Cape Hawks ; Our besetment ; Striving for the shore ; News of the Proteus ; Going into winter quarters ; Collecting our supplies ; The trip to Isabella ; Winter quarters ; Preparations to cross Smith Sound ; New lands and various fortunes ; The beginning of the end ; The last of our rations ; The end : by death and by rescue ; Conclusion --
Appendix I. Means of the meteorological observations made at Fort Conger, Grinnnel Land, 1881-1883 --
Appendix II. Mean pressures and temperatures at international stations, 1882-1883 --
Appendix III. Mean and minimum temperatures at various polar stations --
Appendix IV. Maximum thickness of salt-water ice observed at various polar stations --
Appendix V. Results of sound experiment at Fort Conger, Grinnell Land --
Appendix VI. Ethnology / by Lieutenant A.W. Greely--
Appendix VII. Natural history notes / by Lieutenant A.W. Greely --
Appendix VIII. Ornithology / by Lieutenant A.W. Greely --
Appendix IX. Botany / by Lieutenant A.W. Greely --
Appendix X. Mosses and lichens / by the Rev. E. Lehnert and Lieutenant A.W. Greely --
Appendix XI. Report on the medusæ collected by the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, Lieut. A.W. Greely commanding / by J. Walter Fewkes --
Appendix XII. On salmon caught in Lake Alexandra / by Dr. T.H. Bean --
Appendix XIII. Account of aural displays accompanying the great magnetic storm of November 15-19, 1882, noted at Fort Conger, Grinnell Land --
Appendix XIV. Report of Sergeant D.L. Brainard on a petrified forest discovered May 20, 1883, near Cape Baird --
Appendix XV. Report of Sergeant Hampden S. Gardiner on the fossils collected at Cape Cracroft --
Appendix XVI. List of game obtained by the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition within the Arctic Circle.
Other Titles: Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84, and the attainment of the farthest north
Responsibility: by Adolphus W. Greely.

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