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

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 349 pages
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Only a handful of the 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, providing many details not found in Franklin's own 1823 narrative and raising 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 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

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Commentary
183
Pemmican fat and dried meat available
193
Food consumption during arctic exploration
195
Corrected daily courses and distances
202
Appendix A Bird Observations by John Richardson during the First
223
In maps 2 through 8 major geographic features and Robert Hoods courses
225
Appendix c Fish Collected by John Richardson during the First
256
Appendix 0 Plants Named by and for John Richardson
262
Solution
270
Days of observations
274
Minerals mentioned by Richardson
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Rocks mentioned by Richardson
282
Development of the geological time scale
290
Richardsons observations compared to moder n knowledge
294

Appendix B Mammal Observations by John Richardson during
245
Index
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