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The Frozen Zone and its Explorers: A Comprehensive Record of Voyages, Travels, Discoveries, Adventures and Whale-Fishing in the Arctic Regions for One Thousand Years

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

By: Alexander Hyde (Editor), AC Baldwin (Editor), WL Gage (Editor)

884 pages, 115 b/w illustrations, 5 maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215256 | ISBN-13: 9781108074889
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

This account by three American authors of one thousand years of exploration in the Arctic regions, culminating in the voyage and loss of the U.S.S. Polaris in 1872, was published in 1874. The work, which is derived from many earlier published accounts, begins with a short and highly sentimental biography of the famous American explorer Elisha Kane (whose own works are reissued in The Frozen Zone and its Explorers). It continues with the geography of the Arctic regions, and the voyages of the Vikings and early modern explorers, describing the activities of the whaling fleets as well as the oceanographic and scientific researches of the naval expeditions from many countries seeking the North-West Passage. This is a useful and readable synthesis, which ends with a stirring appeal to the British Admiralty to resume the work of polar exploration which had gone into decline after the end of the official search for Sir John Franklin.


Sketch of the life of Dr Kane

1. The Arctic regions
2. Early discoveries and history
3. English expeditions to the north-east
4. Dutch expeditions to the north-east
5. Arctic voyages of Frobisher and Davis
6. Arctic voyages of Henry Hudson and others
7. Arctic voyages of Baffin and others
8. The Arctic whale-fishery
9. The Arctic whale-fishery (cont.)
10. Cruise of the Isabella and Alexander
11. Cruise of the Hecla and Griper
12. Cruise of the Fury and Hecla
13. Voyage of the Dorothea and Trent
14. Franklin's first land expedition
15. Franklin's first land expedition (cont.)
16. Franklin's second land expedition
17. Arctic voyages of Lyons, Beechy, and others
18. Parry's polar voyage
19. Expedition of John and James C. Ross
20. George Back's expeditions
21. Land expeditions of Dease, Simpson, and Rae
22. Franklin's last voyage, with a sketch of his life
23. Searches for Franklin
24. Searches for Franklin (cont.)
25. Searches for Franklin (cont.)
26. Searches for Franklin (cont.)
27. Searches for Franklin (cont.)
28. Searches for Franklin (cont.)
29. The first American expedition
30. The first American expedition (cont.)
31. The first American expedition (cont.)
32. The first American expedition (cont.)
33. The first American expedition (cont.)
34. Dr Kane's second expedition
35. Dr Kane's second expedition (cont.)
36. Dr Kane's second expedition (cont.)
37. The Hartstene relief expedition
38. Franklin's fate discovered
39. Arctic Siberia and its explorers
40. Travels in Alaska
41. Dr Hayes' expedition
42. Sketch of Charles F. Hall, and his earlier Arctic travels
43. The Polaris expedition
44. The Polaris expedition (cont.)
45. The Polaris expedition (cont.)
46. The Polaris expedition (cont.)
47. The Polaris expedition (cont.)
48. Polaris search and relief expeditions
49. The Polaris expedition (conc.)
50. German Arctic expeditions
51. Swedish and Norwegian expeditions

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