Unravelling the Franklin Mystery

Unravelling the Franklin Mystery
Author : David C. Woodman
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages : 408
Release : 1991-07-25
ISBN 10 : 9780773562899
ISBN 13 : 0773562893
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unravelling the Franklin Mystery Book Description:

Woodman maintains that fewer than ten bodies were found at Starvation Cove and that the last survivors left the cove in 1851, three years after the standard account assumes them to be dead. Woodman also disputes the conclusion of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's book Frozen in Time that lead-poisoning was a major contributing cause of the disaster. Much of the Inuit testimony presented in Unravelling the Franklin Mystery has never before been published. The earliest Woodman quotes was recorded by Franklin searchers only nine years after the disappearance of the Franklin team. Inuit testimony provided Woodman with the pivotal clue in his re-construction of the puzzle of the Franklin disaster: I proceeded from the assumption that all Inuit stories concerning white men should have a discoverable factual basis ... [and] managed to discover a scenario which allowed use of all of the native recollections, solved some troubling discrepancies in the physical evidence, and led to some significant new conclusions as to the fate of the beleaguered sailors. Whether or not one agrees with Woodman's conclusions, his account is compelling and his analysis impressive.

Unravelling the Franklin Mystery Second Edition

Unravelling the Franklin Mystery  Second Edition
Author : David C. Woodman
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages : 419
Release : 2015-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9780773582170
ISBN 13 : 0773582177
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unravelling the Franklin Mystery Second Edition Book Description:

David Woodman's classic reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the tragic Franklin expedition has taken on new importance in light of the recent discovery of the HMS Erebus wreck, the ship Sir John Franklin sailed on during his doomed 1845 quest to find the Northwest Passage to Asia. First published in 1991, Unravelling the Franklin Mystery boldly challenged standard interpretations and offered a new and compelling alternative. Among the many who have tried to discover the truth behind the Franklin disaster, Woodman was the first to recognize the profound importance of Inuit oral testimony and to analyze it in depth. From his investigations, Woodman concluded that the Inuit likely visited Franklin's ships while the crew was still on board and that there were some Inuit who actually saw the sinking of one of the ships. Much of the Inuit testimony presented here had never before been published, and it provided Woodman with the pivotal clue in his reconstruction of the puzzle of the Franklin disaster. Unravelling the Franklin Mystery is a compelling and impressive inquiry into a part of Canadian history that for one hundred and seventy years left many questions unanswered. In this edition, a new preface by the author addresses the recent discovery and reviews the work done in the intervening years on various aspects of the Franklin story, by Woodman and others, as it applies to the book's initial premise of the book that Inuit testimony holds the key to unlocking the mystery.

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth s Polar Regions 2 volumes

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle  A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth s Polar Regions  2 volumes
Author : Andrew J. Hund
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 848
Release : 2014-10-14
ISBN 10 : 9781610693936
ISBN 13 : 1610693930
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth s Polar Regions 2 volumes Book Description:

This one-stop reference is a perfect resource for anyone interested in the North and South Poles, whether their interest relates to history, wildlife, or the geography of these regions in the news today. • Introduces natural phenomena and flora and fauna found at the North and South Pole regions • Discusses current concerns related to climate change and its impact on the polar regions • Furnishes students with an understanding of territorial claims and political issues surrounding the North and South Poles • Includes cross-references to enable readers to draw connections between topics • Offers further readings at the end of each entry as well as a Guide to Related Topics to stimulate student research

No Place to Run

No Place to Run
Author : Tim Cook
Publisher : UBC Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2011-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9780774841801
ISBN 13 : 077484180X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Place to Run Book Description:

Historians of the First World War have often dismissed the important role of poison gas in the battles of the Western Front. Tim Cook shows that the serious threat of gas did not disappear with the introduction of gas masks. By 1918, gas shells were used by all armies to deluge the battlefield, and those not instructed with a sound anti-gas doctrine left themselves exposed to this new chemical plague.This book provides a challenging re-examination of the function of gas warfare in the First World War, including its important role in delivering victory in the campaign of 1918 and its curious postwar legacy.

Archivaria

Archivaria
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : MINN:31951P00917246F
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archivaria Book Description:

Canadian Book Review Annual

Canadian Book Review Annual
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1991
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015016314562
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Book Review Annual Book Description:

Canadian Books in Print 2002

Canadian Books in Print 2002
Author : Marian Butler
Publisher :
Total Pages : 2832
Release : 2002-02
ISBN 10 : 0802049745
ISBN 13 : 9780802049742
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Books in Print 2002 Book Description:

CBIP is the complete reference and buying guide to English-language Canadian books currently in print; consequently, the Author and Title Index, Subject Index and microfiche editions are indispensable to the book profession. With submissions from both small and large publishers, CBIP provides access to titles not listed anywhere else. Containing more than 48,000 titles, of which approximately 4,000 have a 2001 imprint, the Author and Title Index is extensively cross-referenced. The Subject Index lists the titles under 800 different subject categories. Both books offer the most complete directory of Canadian publishers available, listing the names and ISBN prefixes, as well as the street, e-mail and web addresses of more than 4,850 houses. The quarterly microfiche service provides updated information in April, July and October. CBIP is constantly referred to by order librarians, booksellers, researchers, and all those involved in book acquisition. In addition, CBIP is an invaluable record of the vast wealth of publishing and writing activity in the scientific, literary, academic and arts communities across Canada. A quarterly subscription service including the annual Author and Title Index (March 2001) plus quarterly microfiche updates (April, July, and October 2001) is also available. ISBN 0802049567 $220.00 NET.

Canadian Periodical Index

Canadian Periodical Index
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066399075
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Periodical Index Book Description:

Canadian Books in Print

Canadian Books in Print
Author : Marian Butler
Publisher :
Total Pages : 881
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015046816784
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Books in Print Book Description:

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : NWU:35556039241146
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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