Excursions in and about Newfoundland, During the Years 1839 and 1840

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Cambridge University Press, May 11, 2011 - History - 338 pages
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Joseph Beete Jukes (1811-1869) was a geologist who studied at Cambridge under the famous Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) and eventually became a prominent member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. In 1839, after many field expeditions in England, he was appointed to a survey of Newfoundland, a place about which he had until then been in 'utter ignorance'. The explorers failed to find the hoped-for mineral wealth they had been sent to prospect for, and returned to Britain. In 1841 Jukes joined the H.M.S. Fly as a naturalist for an upcoming expedition to chart the coasts of Australia and New Guinea. The Fly set sail for the Pacific in 1842, the year in which this two-volume account of Jukes' Newfoundland experiences was published. Volume 1 describes Jukes' arrival in Newfoundland, its rugged landscapes, and life in the fishing communities of this harsh North Atlantic outpost.
 

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Contents

Departure from I iverpoolFalling in with IceLanding
1
CHAPTER
37
CHAPTER
85
CHAPTER IV
118
Raised BeachCrabs RiverA bed of CoalSouth side
156
CHAPTER VI
182
CHAPTER VIII
250
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