The Far North: Explorations in the Arctic Regions

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William P. Nimmo - Arctic regions - 228 pages
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" ... An epitome of [the author's] 'Arctic Explorations, ' an official account of the Second 'Grinnell' Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin ... "--Pref.

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