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A Personal Narrative of the Discovery of the North-West Passage: While in Search of the Expedition Under Sir John Franklin

Alexander Armstrong

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ISBN 10: 1108033350 / ISBN 13: 9781108033350
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Paperback. 654 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.6in. x 1.6in.The H. M. S. Investigator spent the years 1850-4 in the Western Arctic engaged in a search for the lost expedition of the explorer Sir John Franklin. In this 1857 publication Alexander Armstrong (1818-99), surgeon and naturalist to the ship, gives a first-hand account of life on board during the voyage, as testimony to the heroism, devotion, and endurance of his shipmates. He describes the harsh conditions that the crew had to endure, and argues convincingly that no travel more thoroughly tests mans powers of endurance, both morally and physically than travelling in the Arctic. He also notes that lemon juice proved the most effective remedy against scurvy. Armstrongs natural history research was cut short when the ship was abandoned and his collections left behind, but he includes an appendix listing the animals and birds observed on the voyage, and the Arctic plants collected by a friend and colleague. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108033350

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Title: A Personal Narrative of the Discovery of the...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

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The H.M.S. Investigator spent the years 1850-4 in the Western Arctic engaged in a search for the lost expedition of the explorer Sir John Franklin. In this 1857 publication Alexander Armstrong (1818-99), surgeon and naturalist to the ship, gives a first-hand account of life on board during the voyage, as testimony to the 'heroism, devotion, and endurance' of his shipmates. He describes the harsh conditions that the crew had to endure, and argues convincingly that no travel 'more thoroughly tests man's powers of endurance, both morally and physically' than travelling in the Arctic. He also notes that lemon juice proved the most effective remedy against scurvy. Armstrong's natural history research was cut short when the ship was abandoned and his collections left behind, but he includes an appendix listing the animals and birds observed on the voyage, and the Arctic plants collected by a friend and colleague.

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From 1850 to 1854 H.M.S. Investigator searched the Western Arctic for a lost expedition. Eventually Investigator was abandoned in the ice. This 1857 publication by the ship's surgeon and naturalist is a first-hand account of the harsh conditions that the crew endured, and testifies to their 'heroism, devotion, and endurance'.

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