A Thousand Days in the Arctic

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 29, 2011 - History - 578 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. Illustrated by maps and numerous anthropological and zoological images, Volume 1 opens with the voyage north and goes on to recount the team's accommodation - a wooden hut named 'Elmwood' - bear-hunts, and arduous but inspirational journeys by sledge.
 

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Contents

Chap Page I INTRODUCTION
1
OUR START
11
WINTER DARKNESSDREARY DAYS
52
OUR ARCTIC HUT 1 1 1
111
A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 1895 1 3 I
151
MOTHER BEARS NURSERY 1 61
161
A TOUGH BIT FOR MR BEAR I 70
170
DAYLIGHT RETURNS
192
xn A SUCCESSFUL RACE AGAINST TIME O
282
BACK FROM THE SLEDGE JOURNEY 1895
289
DRIVEN OFF THE COASTNEARLY LOST
317
A SPECTRAL SKY AND PHANTOM SHIP
361
THE STORM SUBSIDES
373
BACK AT THE HUT
389
KVIII THE GUN IN FRANZ JOSEF LAND AND GAME LIST
391
PREPARING FOR OUR SECOND WINTER
430

THE FIRST SLEDGE JOURNEY 1895
205
SECOND SLEDGE JOURNEY 1895 O
248
SNOW MORASSESDISCOVERY OF QUEEN VICTORIA SEA
270
WE SUFFER SEVERE LOSSES
468
A NASTY CLIMB IN THE DARK
500
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