The Resource Lost beneath the ice: : HMS Investigator and the search for Franklin, (ebook)

Lost beneath the ice: : HMS Investigator and the search for Franklin, (ebook)

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Lost beneath the ice: : HMS Investigator and the search for Franklin
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Lost beneath the ice:
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HMS Investigator and the search for Franklin
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eng
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The story of the bold voyage of HMS Investigator and the modern-day discovery of its wreck by Parks Canada's underwater archaeologists. When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in the 1840s, the British Admiralty launched the largest rescue mission in its history. Among the search vessels was HMS Investigator, which left England in 1850 under the command of Captain Robert McClure. While the ambitious McClure never found Franklin, he and his crew did discover the fabled Northwest Passage. Like Franklin's ships, though, Investigator disappeared in the most remote, bleak and unknown place on Earth. For three winters, its 66 souls were trapped in the unforgiving ice of Mercy Bay. They suffered cold, darkness, starvation, scurvy, boredom, depression and madness. When they were rescued in 1853,Investigator was abandoned. For more than a century and a half, the ship's fate remained a mystery. Had it been crushed by the ice or swept out to sea? In 2010,Parks Canada sent a team of archaeologists to Mercy Bay to find out. It was a formidable challenge, demanding expertise and patience. There, off the shores of Aulavik National Park, they found Investigator. Lost Beneath the Ice is a tale of endurance, daring, deceit, courage, and irony. It is a story about a tempestuous crew, their mercurial captain, cynical surgeon and kind-hearted missionary. In the end, McClure found fame but lost his ship, some of his crew and much of his honour. Written with elegance and authority, illustrated with archival imagery and startling underwater photographs of Investigator and its artifacts, this is a sensational story of discovery and intrigue in Canada's Arctic. Andrew Cohen is a best-selling author and award-winning journalist. Among his books are While Canada Slept, a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, The Unfinished Canadian, and Extraordinary Canadians: Lester B. Pearson. He writes a nationally syndicated column for The Ottawa Citizen and comments regularly on CTV. A professor of journalism and international affairs at Carleton University, he is founding president of the Historica-Dominion Institute. He has twice received Queen's Jubilee Medals
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Midwest
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1955-
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Cohen, Andrew
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919.804
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non fiction
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  • Electronic books
  • Arctic regions
  • Northwest Passage
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Investigator (Ship)
  • Franklin, John
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adult
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Lost beneath the ice: : HMS Investigator and the search for Franklin, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781459719514
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11790003
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remote
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11790003
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MWT11790003
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Lost beneath the ice: : HMS Investigator and the search for Franklin, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781459719514
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11790003
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11790003
System control number
MWT11790003
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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