It is still used by U. The map on the end pages was good but needs to have more of the places mentioned If you're going to read this and you should if you like history , get the hardback with the maps on the inside covers and the shiny pages of illustrations and the yummy fonts, which greatly enhance the experience. I liked how it overviewed so many different expeditions and how they were tied together in so many ways. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Namely the native Inuit people, who knew how to survive the year-round cold, and the whalers who knew how to navigate the ice flows and northern climates.
He and his small crew boarded theResolute, and steered it through a ferocious hurricane back to New London, Connecticut. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. It all began when, in one of the biggest news stories of the 19th century, Sir John Franklin and his ships theErebusand theTerrordisappeared while attempting to locate the fabled Northwest Passage. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Sterling Publishing Co. It includes photographs, paintings, engravings and maps. The dust jacket is missing.
All the interconnected narratives are held together by the story of one ship: the Resolute. Four ships had been left to their fates in the Arctic, but it is the Resolute that makes a reappearance… over a year later, when a whaling crew finds her drifting aimlessly in the waters of Davis Strait near the southeast coast of Baffin Island. He goes on to describe the subsequent searches for Franklin and the Northwest Passage, although some of them are only mentioned in a cursory fashion for example Resolute's first Arctic voyage in 1851 under Austin. This book is an all around great set of steak knives. It contains interesting maps and illustrations. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. When Captain John Buddington of New London, Conn.
But few realize that the desk itself plays a part in one of the world's most extraordinary mysteries--a dramatic tale that has never before been told in its full scope. The United States government then reoutfitted the ship and returned it to the thankful Queen. Fascinating topic and material never th It's a great topic and the book was well written but provided horrible maps. The only negative was that, with the large number of individuals and ships involved in exploration and resue missions, it was often difficult to differentiate between the different players. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. The discovery of the Resolute represented both a vital clue in Franklin's disappearance and a haunting symbol of its nation's inexhaustible determination to make navigating the passage a uniquely British triumph.
He and his small crew boarded the Resolute, and steered it through a ferocious hurricane back to New London, Connecticut. At the request of Franklin? Bookseller: , Washington, United States Sterling Publishing Co. A year later, a Connecticut whaler discovered it 1,200 miles away--drifting and deserted, a 600-ton ghost ship. His was one of the better uses of newspaper stories to describe the national mood while Franklin went missing. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Sandler uses several interesting tricks to develop the story in a way to keep it fresh.
I'll be honest, if you had asked me if I knew what the North West Passage was before I read this book, I would have told you that is what Lewis and Clark were looking for. Chemical analysis of hair, etc. These subjects definitely make the book worthwhile, particularly the latter. But in 1854 it became locked in Arctic ice and was abandoned by its captain. Many died, many ships lost, many quirky characters. You get an awesome understanding of how difficult it was to survive in such conditions, and how most expeditions survived even after running into disaster. Sandler uses several interesting tricks to develop the story in a way to keep it fresh.
Upon getting everybody back together, Belcher decided he had accomplished enough; he abandoned four of his ships over the vehement protests of the captains , sledged everybody overland to the ice-free North Star, and sailed for home. It is also about the many other Arctic explorers of tho 1800's who attempted to find the Northwest Passage and the North Pole. S26 2006 Dewey Decimal 917. Perhaps stories discovered by Hall were attributed to Rae in the film. Martin Sandler relates history with a story-teller's skill. Bookseller: , Washington, United States New York: Sterling Publishing Co. This high-seas adventure book contains the search for the Northwest Passage in the early 1800s; 39 rescue missions; and, a ghost ship that drifts for more than 1,200 miles.
The reviewer feels that there was an opportunity missed by not using Resolute to discuss in depth how an Arctic ship was fitted and victualled, what life on board was like during the voyage and in the Arctic, and the contact with the Danes and Inuit of Greenland, as well as the various activities and expeditions, which are described in journals such as Dr W. It was not a very long book, but it still took me a while to get through it. Lady Franklin is also featured and she was a real force driving many rescue attempts. Almost everyone knows the photo of John F. Just a lot of crazy Brits trying to find the Northwest passage and fame. This is the book that first introduced me to the whole saga that was the 19th century search for the Northwest Passage, and sparked in me the interest to learn more about it.
Very good read if you are into adventure and exploration. In 1879, when the Resolute was finally retired, she had the best timbers made into a desk for then-President Rutherford B. It is still used by U. Fascinating rare photographs, paintings, engravings, and maps illustrate the book throughout. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The characters were not very interesting, but I did keep reading it and finally got to the end.
Similarly, while the maps embedded in the text were helpful, they only cover a few of the many expeditions sent to the Arctic, making a full appreciation of the level of activity, and level of success or failure, difficult. John Barrow, the Admiral of the British Navy, sent a number of expeditions to the Arctic to find the Northwest Passage. It has an epically long title but Resolute focuses solely on the most dramatic century of the five-century quest for a water route from Europe to Asia via the Arctic. Franklin's expedition was a full-on antithesis to these principles - a big assed, over the top effort the size of which almost certainly contributed directly to its inflexibility and demise. It was recognized by my boy , who made the first successful traverse of the Northwest Passage in addition to being the first to the South Pole, and possibly the North Pole based on this piece of now obvious, common sense.