The Resource Frozen in time : the fate of the Franklin expedition, Owen Beattie & John Geiger ; introduction by Margaret Atwood

Frozen in time : the fate of the Franklin expedition, Owen Beattie & John Geiger ; introduction by Margaret Atwood

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Frozen in time : the fate of the Franklin expedition
Title
Frozen in time
Title remainder
the fate of the Franklin expedition
Statement of responsibility
Owen Beattie & John Geiger ; introduction by Margaret Atwood
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Language
eng
Summary
The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin and his men set out to "penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America." The expedition's two ships -- HMS "Erebus" and HMS "Terror" -- carrying 129 officers and men, disappeared without a trace. From 1846 to 1880 more than 20 major rescue parties were involved in the search for the missing men and ships. The disappearance of the expedition and absence of any substantial written accounts of the journey have left attempts at a reconstruction of events sketchy and inconclusive. In "Frozen in Time, " forensic anthropologist Owen Beattie and historian John Geiger tell the dramatic story of the excavation of three sailors from the Franklin Expeditions, buried for 138 years on the lonely headland of Beechey Island. This book contains the astonishing photographic record of the excavation, together with the maps and illustrations that accompany this riveting account of Franklin's fatal adventure. The unfolding of Dr. Beattie's unexpected findings is not only a significant document but also, in itself, a tale of high adventure
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beattie, Owen
Dewey number
917.1952
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G660
LC item number
.B43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Geiger, John
  • Atwood, Margaret
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, John
  • Archaeological expeditions
  • Arctic regions
Label
Frozen in time : the fate of the Franklin expedition, Owen Beattie & John Geiger ; introduction by Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 264-270) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781771640794
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892039843
  • 533123
  • (OCoLC)ocn892039843
  • 533123
Label
Frozen in time : the fate of the Franklin expedition, Owen Beattie & John Geiger ; introduction by Margaret Atwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 264-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781771640794
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892039843
  • 533123
  • (OCoLC)ocn892039843
  • 533123

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