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Journal of Rochfort Maguire, 1852-1854 Two Years at Point Barrow Alaska Abroad HMS Plover in Search for Sir John Franklin

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ISBN-10: 1409432564

ISBN-13: 9781409432562

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Bockstoce

List price: $42.00
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In 1845 Sir John Franklin's expedition left England, searching for a northwest passage, and vanished into the Arctic forever. Three years later HMS Plover's was the first departure of 21 expeditions searching for Franklin.Although most of the analyses of the Franklin Search have focused on the large expeditions in the eastern Arctic, the smaller western expeditions also produced significant geographical and ethnographical information. The Plover's voyage of 1848 to 1854 was the first constant presence of Europeans in the western Arctic, and Rochfort Maguire's journal is the earliest account of a sustained foreign association with the Eskimos of northern Alaska. Maguire's journal is far more…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 12/28/1987
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 604
Size: 5.00" wide x 5.12" long x 0.08" tall
Language: English

Arctic specialistJohn R. Bockstoceis an independent scholar and the author of many books, monographs, and articles.