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Author Palin, Michael, author.

Title Erebus : one ship, two epic voyages, and the greatest naval mystery of all time / Michael Palin.

Publication Info. Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2018]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  919.804 PAL    DUE 02-22-23
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Description xiv, 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, photographs, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Author Michael Palin travels across the world from Tasmania to the Falkland Islands and the Canadian Arctic to offer a firsthand account of the terrain and conditions that would have confronted the Erebus and her doomed final crew. Delving into the research, he describes the intertwined careers of the two men who shared the ships journeys: Ross, the organizational genius who mapped much of the Antarctic coastline and oversaw some of the earliest scientific experiments to be conducted there; and Franklin, who, at the age of sixty and after a checkered career, commanded the ship on its last disastrous venture. Expertly researched and illustrated with maps, photographs, paintings, and engravings, Erebus is an evocative account of two journeys: one successful and forgotten, the other tragic yet unforgettable.
Subject Franklin, John, 1786-1847.
Erebus (Ship)
Shipwrecks -- Canada, Northern.
Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Canada, Northern -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
ISBN 9781771644419
1771644419
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