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In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912

By: SL Osborne (Author)

307 pages, b/w photos

Dundurn Press

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #210373 | ISBN-13: 9781459717855
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In the Shadow of the Pole tells the history of how the Arctic became part of Canada and how the Dominion government established jurisdiction there. It describes the early expeditions to Canada's North, including the little-known Dominion government expeditions to the Subarctic and Arctic carried out between 1884 and 1912. The men on these expeditions conducted scientific research, meteorological studies, geological explorations, and hydrographic surveys. They informed the people they met there of Canada's jurisdiction in the region and raised the flag from Hudson Bay to Ellesmere Island. These men endured as much hardship and adventure as Peary, Nansen, Amundsen, and other famous polar explorers, yet their expeditions were not widely publicized, and they received no glory for their efforts. In the Shadow of the Pole delves into the story of the remarkable Canadian men who led these expeditions.


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Biography

S.L. Osborne's master;s thesis on Captain Bernier blossomed into an obsession with Canadian Arctic history. She has worked as a freelance writer for various federal government departments and is currently the publications officer at the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. S.L. Osborne lives in Ottawa.

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