Books  Natural History  History of Science 

Arctic Miscellanies: A Souvenir of the Late Polar Search

Biography / Memoir

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

By: James John Louis Donnet(Editor)

378 pages, 16 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2014 | Edition: 2 | #215712 | ISBN-13: 9781108074797
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £27.99 $36/€31 approx

About this book

In 1850, a small squadron of British naval vessels, under the command of Horatio Austin, sought to locate the missing Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin. The ships were trapped in ice by September 1850 and the men were forced to endure the forbidding Arctic winter, finally returning to England in October 1851. Arctic Miscellanies, published in 1852 and reissued here in the second edition that quickly followed the first, is a collection of articles which appeared in the Aurora Borealis, a newspaper edited by the surgeon James John Louis Donnet (1816-1905) aboard HMS Assistance. It features contributions from the likes of Sir John Ross, Leopold McClintock, fellow officers and several crew members. Despite the serious nature of the mission and the difficulties of the Arctic conditions, the contributions are often light-hearted, making Arctic Miscellanies a colourful reflection of life on a polar expedition.


- Preface to the second edition
- Preface
- Arctic miscellanies

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

Darwin's Ghosts

NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€12 approx

The Wonderful Mr Willughby

NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€28 approx

Methodus Plantarum Nova [English]

NHBS Price: £59.99 $77/€67 approx

Darwin: Portrait of a Genius

NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€12 approx

The Secrets of Alchemy

NHBS Price: £11.50 $15/€13 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194