Arctic Ordeal
The Journal of John Richardson, Surgeon-Naturalist with Franklin, 1820-1822

 

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Arctic Ordeal
The Journal of John Richardson, Surgeon-Naturalist with Franklin, 1820-1822

by Stuart Houston (Author)
by John Richardson (Author)
H.Albert Hochbaum (Illustrator)

 

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ISBN: 9780773512238

 

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Only a handful of the original members of Sir John Franklin's first Arctic expedition returned. John Richardson was one of them. His journal recounts their journey across the Barren Grounds, providing many details not found in Franklin's own 1823 narrative and raising questions about Franklin's ability as a leader.


In addition to his achievements as a doctor, meteorologist, and cartographer, Richardson was the first great naturalist to study the North American Arctic. His journal made such an outstanding contribution to ornithology, ichthyology, botany, and geology that much of modern Arctic research is founded upon his observations. Enhanced by fifty-six line drawings and eight maps, Arctic Ordeal will interest a wide audience as well as medical historians, geographers, anthropologists, and botanists.


 

ISBN 773512233
ISBN13 9780773512238
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 01/06/1984
Pages 384
Weight (grammes) 560
Published in Canada
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 156