Arctic Explorations: Volume 2: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, 55 by Elisha Kent KaneArctic Explorations: Volume 2: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, 55 by Elisha Kent Kane

Arctic Explorations: Volume 2: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853…

byElisha Kent Kane

Paperback | December 29, 2011

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Elisha Kent Kane (1820-57) was a medical officer in the United States Navy, best known for the so-called 'Grinnell voyages' to the Arctic in search of Sir John Franklin's expedition. Originally published in 1856, this two-volume work documents his second expedition, between 1853 and 1855, during which his ship became ice-bound, and he and his men survived by adopting Inuit survival skills, such as hunting, sledge-driving and hut-building. In Volume 2, Kane continues to describe the Inuit people by whom he was aided, their birth and death rites, their survival skills in times of famine, and their rescuing of his crew. Accompanied by an extensive appendix containing his meteorological and geological surveys of the area, Kane's writings reveal his own controversial personality, his scholarly and navigational abilities, and his admiration of the way in which the Inuits' life was adapted to their environment.
Title:Arctic Explorations: Volume 2: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853…Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.1 inPublished:December 29, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1108041426

ISBN - 13:9781108041423

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Table of Contents

1. Modes of life; 2. A break-down; 3. The fire-clothed bag; 4. The bennesoak; 5. Our condition; 6. Line of open water; 7. Colloquy in the bunks; 8. The delectable mountains; 9. Routine; 10. Journey after Hans; 11. Hartstene Bay; 12. The Esquimaux of Greenland; 13. Walrus-hunting; 14. Kalutunah; 15. Cape James Kent; 16. Preparations for escape; 17. The pledges; 18. The sick-hut; 19. To the brig again; 20. New stations; 21. The game of ball; 22. The bakery; 23. Fresh dogs; 24. The red boat sinking; 25. The farewell; 26. Sutherland Island; 27. A look-out; 28. The crimson cliffs; 29. The sea! The sea!; Conclusion; Appendix.