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Arctic Labyrinth Summary Ø eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read Å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF É Glyn Williams Ines of the modern era Williams describes how every form of ingenuity has been used to break through or t. An excellent and thorough overview of the major mostly British Arctic explorations beginning in the late 16th century with Martin Frobisher and ending with the single year navigation of one of the passages by the Norwegian born Canadian Henry Larsen Standout chapters cover Sir John Franklin s harrowing 1819 22 overland expedition Sir WE Parry s successful 1821 overwintering at Melville Island John and James Clark Ross s 1829 1833 ordeal in Prince Regent Inlet and the dysfunctional Franklin searches of Belcher and Collinson Most of the second half of the book deals in one way or another with the Franklin Expedition its preparation and departure the Admiralty response to its disappearance the major search efforts and the eventual discoveries of McClintock and to a lesser extent Hall and Schwatka Highly recommended especially for readers new to the history of Arctic exploration and the mystery of the Franklin Expedition Statistical Computing in C and R of the modern era Williams describes how every form Vintage Games An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto Super Mario and the Most Influential Games of All Time of ingenuity has been used to break through The Frog Princess or t. An excellent and thorough Human Aspects of Software Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Series overview Zamba The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived of the major mostly British Arctic explorations beginning in the late 16th century with Martin Frobisher and ending with the single year navigation How to Make a Plant Love You of The Erotic Motive In Literature one Cities and Dialogue of the passages by the Norwegian born Canadian Henry Larsen Standout chapters cover Sir John Franklin s harrowing 1819 22 De Omweg overland expedition Sir WE Parry s successful 1821 The Christmas Doll overwintering at Melville Island John and James Clark Ross s 1829 1833 The Crime Trade ordeal in Prince Regent Inlet and the dysfunctional Franklin searches Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 of Belcher and Collinson Most The Adventures of Rusty of the second half Bittersweet Harvest of the book deals in The Internet Book Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works 4th Edition one way The Seduction of MrsPendlebury or another with the Franklin Expedition its preparation and departure the Admiralty response to its disappearance the major search efforts and the eventual discoveries The ueen from Provence Plantagenet Saga #6 of Arctic exploration and the mystery Mamá of the Franklin Expedition

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Arctic Labyrinth Summary Ø eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read Å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF É Glyn Williams Ry to get round the nightmarish ice barriers set in a maze of sterile islands to find the Northwest Passa. Good A nice history of Arctic exploration Didn t bring up De Long at all which actually I suppose was okay because I wasn t in the mood to cry anyway Actually I thought it was weird since it did mention Allen Young and the HMS Pandora and James Gordon Bennettbut it glossed right over the USS Jeannette Unless of sterile islands to find the Northwest Passa. Good A nice history Red November of Arctic exploration Didn t bring up De Long at all which actually I suppose was The Far Dawn The Atlanteans #3 okay because I wasn t in the mood to cry anyway Actually I thought it was weird since it did mention Allen Young and the HMS Pandora and James Gordon Bennettbut it glossed right Beowulf is my name Rinehart editions 146 over the USS Jeannette

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Arctic Labyrinth Summary Ø eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read Å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF É Glyn Williams From the tiny woefully euipped ships of the first Tudor expeditions to the icebreakers and nuclear submar. The fabled Northwest Passage that supposedly provided a sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans around the top of North America intrigued Europeans for centuries The search for a navigable route around North America was spurred by the dream of riches to be found in the unknown lands to the west and in the Orient as well as to avoid the tortuously long and hazardous route around Cape Horn at the bottom of South America or the even longer route via the Cape of Good Hope The Spanish even had a name for it Anian but their repeated attempts to find it all failed The French also had no success This book provides an overview of the many failed attempts mostly British from James Knight of the Hudson Bay Company to Royal Navy Captains James Cook and George Vancouver and their Spanish and French contemporariesThe voyage of Christopher Middleton in 1741 2 demonstrated how harsh the conditions were in Hudson Bay during winter especially as the men were ill prepared and the fresh food and clothing were insufficient Many succumbed to frostbite or scurvy for which there was no known cure at the time When Middleton returned to England he was accused of lying about his findings by his former sponsor which made it difficult for him to gain further positions But his findings were partly vindicated in a further voyage by William Moor and Francis Smith in 1746 7 which descended into enmity And Middleton s discoveries were further verified 80 years laterBefore the 18th century three Spanish captains claimed to have found the Strait of Anian or the Rio Los Reyes and one of them claimed to have sailed through it to Hudson Bay These accounts coloured the thinking and cartography throughout the 18th century The French produced fantastic maps with a supposed sea within the western half of North America and the navigable channel suggested by the Spanish accounts These drove the thinking of some of the English champions of the Northwest Passage The Spanish accounts eventually proved to be falseCook s third voyage of discovery was brought about through a renewed interest in Britain to find the Northwest Passage from the Pacific as supposedly the Spanish had done It appears that a large reward was put up to persuade Cook to take up this mission Cook and his crew used Russian maps to guide them but these proved to be utterly worthless to the exasperated master navigator He was also led to believe that the polar sea would largely be ice free so that the crew was hugely disappointed to be confronted by an impenetrable ice barrier north of Bering Strait Despite the disappointment and setbacks Cook determined the shape of the Northwest coast of America that had eluded all previous attemptsLa Perouse followed Cook and attempted to find a way through but the weather and time defeated him This and other voyages to the Northwest coast helped to fill in some of the gaps that Cook had missed because he had assumed that some of the strings of coastal islands were the mainland The tremendous number of islands along this coast provided a veritable maze that combined with wishful thinking led many people to believe that the fabled Spanish passage to Hudson Bay existedGeorge Vancouver who had twice sailed with Cook finally put all the mythical passages beyond doubt by meticulously surveying the North West coast from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north of Kodiak Island AlaskaThe illusory stories of the voyages of Juan de Fuca Bartholomew de Fonte and Lorenzo Ferrer Maldonado spurred European geographers and explorers into the search for a navigable passage through North America It took than a hundred years to show that no such passage existed despite the encouragement from land based sponsors This account of the exploration during the 18th century shows that the promise of riches no matter how illusory will drive men to follow mere suggestions It took great navigators to finally dash those dreams but at the same time they filled in the blanks of the North West coast of North America Their achievements have to be admired and celebrated not for their failure to find the impossible but for their determination to disprove fantastic theoriesIn my opinion this is a well researched book that demonstrates the fallibility of human nature when faced with the immense opportunities suggested by others It took the dedicated labours of meticulous men such as Cook Vancouver La Perouse and Malaspina to reveal the truth I give this book 4 stars out of 5


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    [PDF FREE] (Arctic Labyrinth) BY Glyn Williams Read Å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF É Glyn Williams Non Fiction A history of the search for the Northwest Passage from the 1500s through to the 1940s mostly through the eyes of the British The Russians Spanish and French get a few mentions but always framed as competition After the passage lost favor with the British in the late 1800s it took them nearly four hundred years to realize that sailing through the dangerous ice choked waters of the arctic wasn't ever going to be practical the fiel

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    [PDF FREE] (Arctic Labyrinth) BY Glyn Williams Williams does wonderful historical work on the pursuit of the Northwest Passage Though I used this text as a supplement to research for an interpretation of James Sterling's An Epistle to the Hon Arthur Dobbs Williams was such a won

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    [PDF FREE] (Arctic Labyrinth) BY Glyn Williams I love books about cold places and try to read one in the summer This summer's is Arctic LabyrinthI was already somewhat familiar with many of the attempts at finding the Northwest Passage described in this book Williams doesn't skimp on detailing the trials and deprivations of early attempts but his focus is on how the methodology of attempts changed over time and using documentary evidence to do so He especi

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  • Paperback
  • 439
  • Arctic Labyrinth
  • Glyn Williams
  • English
  • 15 November 2020
  • 9780141037158