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Polaris The Chief Scientist's Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73

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ISBN-10: 1552388751

ISBN-13: 9781552388754

Edition: 2016

Authors: Emil Bessels, William Barr

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Emil Bessels was chief scientist and medical officer on George Francis Hall's ill-fated American North Pole Expedition of 1871-73 on board the ship Polaris. Bessels' book, translated from the German in its entirety for the first time, is one of only two first-hand accounts of the voyage, and it is the only first-hand account of the experiences of the group which stayed with the ship after it ran afoul of arctic ice, leaving some of its crew stranded on an ice floe. Bessels and the others spent a second winter on shore in Northwest Greenland, where the drifting, disabled ship ran aground. Hall died suspiciously during the first winter, and Bessels is widely suspected of having poisoned him.…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publication date: 10/30/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.90" long x 1.69" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

William Barr is professor of Geography at the University of Saskatchewan, editor and translator of A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray's Arctic Journal, 1852-1854, and Overland to Starvation Cove: With the Inuit in Search of Franklin, 1878-1880.