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Ice ghosts : the epic hunt for the lost Franklin Expedition / Paul Watson.

Watson, Paul, 1959- (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393249385
  • ISBN: 0393249387
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 384 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The expedition. Franklin's last mission ; HMS "Erebus" and "Terror" ; Frozen in -- The hunt. The hunt begins ; Lady Franklin's mission ; The Arctic Committee ; Ghost ships ; Starvation Cove -- The discovery. An Inuk detective ; He Who Takes Long Strides ; Operation Franklin ; The hunt goes underwater ; Skull Island ; Fast ice ; "That's it!" ; Terror Bay ; An offering to the dead.
Summary, etc.: "A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of Where War Lives, and expedition member, describes how an unlikely combination of marine science and Inuit knowledge helped solve the mystery of the lost Franklin expedition of 1845"-- NoveList.
The spellbinding story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history-- and how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks. Spanning nearly 200 years, this book weaves together an account of the legendary Franklin Expedition of 1845-- whose two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice-- with the modern tale of the scientists, researchers, divers, and local Inuit behind the recent discoveries of the two ships, which made news around the world. The author, journalist Paul Watson, was on the icebreaker that led the expedition that discovered the HMS Erebus in 2014, and he broke the news of the discovery of the HMS Terror in 2016. In a masterful work of history and contemporary reporting, he tells the full story of the Franklin Expedition: Sir John Franklin and his crew setting off from England in search of the fabled Northwest Passage; the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship after getting stuck in the ice hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of Western civilization; and the dozens of search expeditions over more than 160 years, which collectively have been called "the most extensive, expensive, perverse, and ill-starred ... manhunt in history." All that searching turned up a legendary trail of sailors' relics, a fabled note, a lifeboat with skeletons lying next to loaded rifles, and rumors of cannibalism ... but no sign of the ships until, finally, the discoveries in our own time. As Watson reveals, the epic hunt for the lost Franklin Expedition found success only when searchers combined the latest marine science with faith in Inuit lore that had been passed down orally for generations.--Adapted from jacket.
Subject: John Franklin Arctic Expedition (1845-1851)
Erebus (Ship)
Terror (Ship)
Franklin, John, 1786-1847.
Northwest Passage > Discovery and exploration > British.
Arctic regions > Discovery and exploration > British.
Shipwrecks > Canada, Northern.
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries.
HISTORY / Polar Regions.

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