Ross in the Antarctic: the voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty's ships Erebus & Terror, 1839-1843
The personalities, experiences and consequences of the expedition are considered in the light of historical perspective for the first time since the publishing of the official account in 1847.
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Chapter Page 1 A Polar Education
Origins and Objectives of the expedition
Fitting out the ships and the men
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