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

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Oct 1, 1984 - History - 349 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 FORT ENTERPRISE 1820
3
PREPARATION FOR DEPARTURE
24
3 ON SNOWSHOES TO ROCKNEST LAKE
45
4 BY CANOE DOWN THE COPPERMINE
61
5 BY CANOE IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN
85
6 STARVATION ON THE BARRENS
123
7 DR RICHARDSONS NARRATIVE REPORT THE ACCOUNT DRAWN UP AND TRANSMITTED HOME
148
8 RESCUE AND RECOVERY
161
Mammal Observations by John Richardson during the First Franklin Expedition
245
Fish Collected by John Richardson during the First Franklin Expedition
256
Plants Named by and for John Richardson
262
John Richardsons Contribution to Lichenology Solution of a 160yearold Puzzle
270
John Richardsons Geological Field Work
273
Notes
317
Bibliography
331
Index
335

Commentary
183
Bird Observations by John Richardson during the First Franklin Expedition
223

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About the author (1984)

JOHN RICHARDSON is a musician, composer, journalist and musicologist who has lectured in Universities in Finland and conducted research in several institutions in North America. He currently teaches at the Department of Musicology at the University of Jyvaeskylae, in Finland.

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