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

 

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ISBN: 9780773512238

 

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Only six of the seventeen 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, and raises questions about Franklin's ability as a leader.


Only six of the seventeen 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, and raises 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 an outstanding contribution to ornithology, ichthyology, botany and geology, and much of modern Arctic research is founded upon his observations.


 

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