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Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, Englands Forgotten Arctic Explorer

P. J. Capelotti

Published by University of Calgary Press
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Title: Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of ...

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

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Paperback. 300 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Societys Sir Clements R. Markham referred to him as a polar explorer of the first rank. Traveling to the Arctic islands that Leigh Smith explored and crisscrossing England to uncover unpublished journals, diaries, and photographs, archaeologist and writer P. J. Capelotti details Leigh Smiths five major Arctic expeditions and places them within the context of the great polar explorations in the nineteenth century. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781552387054

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Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society?s Sir Clements R. Markham referred to him as a polar explorer of the first rank. Traveling to the Arctic islands that Leigh Smith explored and crisscrossing England to uncover unpublished journals, diaries, and photographs, archaeologist and writer P. J. Capelotti details Leigh Smith?s five major Arctic expeditions and places them within the context of the great polar explorations in the nineteenth century.

About the Author: P. J. Capelotti is Professor of Anthropology at Penn State University, Abington College. He is the author of more than a dozen books.

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