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Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry : with an appendix containing the scientific and other observations.

Author: William Edward Parry, SirEdward Sabine, SirCarl Dietrich Eberhard KönigWilliam KirbyJohn Edward GrayAll authors
Publisher: London : John Murray, 1821.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic  Read more...
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Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855.
Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
London : John Murray, 1821
(OCoLC)608575199
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Edward Parry, Sir; Edward Sabine, Sir; Carl Dietrich Eberhard König; William Kirby; John Edward Gray; Robert Brown; Roger Baskes Collection (University of Chicago. Library)
OCLC Number: 4223205
Description: [8], xxix, [3], 310, [2], clxxix pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (1 folded) ; 29 cm
Contents: Mammalia / by E. Sabine --
Birds / by E. Sabine --
Fish / by E. Sabine --
Land invertebrate animals / by W. Kirby --
Marine invertebrate animals / by E. Sabine --
Shells / by J.E. Gray --
Botany / by R. Brown --
Rock specimens / by C. Konig.
Other Titles: Voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage

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Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms.

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