A Thousand Days in the Arctic, Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 29, 2011 - History - 612 pages
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In 1897, the triumphant return of the Jackson-Harmsworth Arctic expedition revived widespread enthusiasm for Polar exploration. Within days of the expedition's arrival in London, newspapers ranging from the Boy's Own Paper to the Graphic were full of articles relating to the endeavours and findings of this intrepid undertaking. The demand for information did not abate and, in 1899, this two-volume account by Frederick G. Jackson (1860-1938) of his travels in Franz Josef Land was published to wide acclaim. Hailed by The Morning Post as 'a record of solid achievement accomplished by dint of steady perseverance in the face of hardship and difficulty', Jackson's journal describes a forbidding terrain of ice and snow. Richly illustrated, Volume 2 includes accounts of new lands, dark winters, and a famous encounter with Nansen. It is supplemented by a substantial appendix containing geographical and scientific observations.
 

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Contents

Chap
1
WE DISCOVER NEW LAND
17
AT CAPE FLORA
38
WE PREPARE AGAIN FOR SLEDGING
162
QUEEN VICTORIA SEA AND THE NORTHWEST
190
WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
277
NO GILLIS LAND
363
HOME AGAIN
369
SOME RESULTS OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE AT CAPE
427
TABLE IMONTHLY MEAN ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AT CAPE FLORA
434
TABLE VSUMMARY OF WINDS REFERRED TO SIXTEEN POINTS
440
JOURNAL or AURORA
460
SHORT STATEMENT UPON THE GEOLOGY OF FRANZ JOSEF LAND
485
ABSOLUTE DECLINATIONS AT CAPE FLORA BY A B ARMITAGE
541
POSITIONS OBTAINED BY OBSERVATIONS or Q on BOAT JOURNEY
547
SYNOPSIS or wmn FORCES AND DIRECTION FOR MAY JUNE
554

CONCERNING SCURVY
377
APPENDIX
389
BOTANY OF FRANZ OSEF LAND BY HARRY FISHER
413
NOTES ON THE METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS IN FRANZ OSEF
420

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