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Franklin's Footsteps

A Sketch of Greenland, along the Shores of which his Expedition Passed, and of the Parry Isles, Where the Last Traces of it Were Found

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2012. Buch. 162 S. Softcover

Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-04838-5

Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm

Gewicht: 210 g

In englischer Sprache


Clement Robert Markham (1830-1916) was a geographer who took part in one of the many Arctic expeditions launched to search for missing explorer John Franklin (1786-1847). This account, published in 1853, was written in response to criticism of the expedition. They had found some evidence of Franklin's route - he had set off in May 1845 to find the North-West Passage - but returned to Britain without any of the survivors. Markham gives a brief history of Arctic exploration, but the majority of the book recounts the expedition's efforts to find Franklin. The crew endured a harsh winter and sailed in iceberg-laden waters along the coast of Greenland, looking for clues of Franklin's whereabouts. They also spent some time exploring the Parry Islands (the present-day Queen Elizabeth Islands). Markham's account of the rescue mission provides insight into the little-known and often dangerous world of Arctic explorers.


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