Franklins Footsteps: A Sketch of Greenland, along the Shores of which his Expedition Passed, and of the Parry Isles, Whe by Clements R. MarkhamFranklins Footsteps: A Sketch of Greenland, along the Shores of which his Expedition Passed, and of the Parry Isles, Whe by Clements R. Markham

Franklins Footsteps: A Sketch of Greenland, along the Shores of which his Expedition Passed, and of…

byClements R. Markham

Paperback | June 7, 2012

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Clement Robert Markham (1830-1916) was a geographer who took part in one of the many Arctic expeditions launched to search for missing explorer John Franklin (1786-1847). This account, published in 1853, was written in response to criticism of the expedition. They had found some evidence of Franklin's route - he had set off in May 1845 to find the North-West Passage - but returned to Britain without any of the survivors. Markham gives a brief history of Arctic exploration, but the majority of the book recounts the expedition's efforts to find Franklin. The crew endured a harsh winter and sailed in iceberg-laden waters along the coast of Greenland, looking for clues of Franklin's whereabouts. They also spent some time exploring the Parry Islands (the present-day Queen Elizabeth Islands). Markham's account of the rescue mission provides insight into the little-known and often dangerous world of Arctic explorers.
Title:Franklins Footsteps: A Sketch of Greenland, along the Shores of which his Expedition Passed, and of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.39 inPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface; Editor's preface; 1. Early Arctic expeditions; 2. Greenland whale-fishery; 3. Modern Arctic expeditions; 4. Captain Austin's expedition; 5. Arctic winter-quarters; 6. Arctic travelling; 7. The Parry Islands; 8. Conclusion; 'Zero, or Harlequin Light'.