DSI Arctic Explorations Catalog 2010

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This is DSI's catalog of books on Arctic Exploration. Included are titles about attempts to find the north-west passage, attempts to rescue people looking for the north-west passage, as well as books on the landscapes and wildlife found in the North American Arctic.
  Arctic ExplorationSeries  Digital Scanning Inc. Catalog 2010  Paperback  (6x9) $19.95 ISBN 9781582182667  Hardcover  (6x9) $34.95 ISBN 978-1-58218-267-4412 Pages T he L ife   of D r . e Lisha K enT K ane  And of Other Distinguished American Explorers Samuel M. Smucker presents the fasci-nating stories of some of our most distin-guished and adventurous explorers. Hebegins with Dr. Elisha Kent Kane giv-ing us brief biographical sketches of hischildhood and early training, moving onto Kane’s adventures in the orient, andexamining the discoveries he made andthe dangers he faced. Finally, we readabout Kane’s First and Second ArcticExpeditions and his ofcial report of theSecond Grinnell Expedition.The other explorers include:John Ledyard: From his youth to his voyage around the world with Captain Cook,as well as with John Charles Fremont’s ve expeditions.Charles Wilkes: His explorations in the southern ocean- Chile, Peru, the PaumotoGroup and Tahiti, plus the discovery of the “Antarctic Continent”, providing proof of its existence.Matthew C.Perry: The historic expedition to Japan, including Commodore Per-ry’s interview with the Imperial Commissioners, resulting in the establishment of trade between East and West.  a rcTic e xpLoraTions :  In Search of Sir John Franklin Paperback  (6x9) Volume I: $21.959781582180489500 Pages Arctic Explorations is the rst-hand accountof the search for British naval ofcer Sir JohnFranklin, whose sailing expedition to nd theNorthwest Passage has gone missing.Volume I begins in 1853 when Dr. ElishaKent Kane and his crew of eighteen menleave New York aboard the Advance. Theyhope to rescue Franklin’s expedition. By Au-gust of the rst year the Advance is hopeless-ly trapped by ice, and the mission becomes astruggle for the rescuers own survival. Kaneand his men face starvation, disease, hostilewildlife, and temperatures reaching fty de-grees below zero. Their chances look bleak.Kane and the crew barely survive to the endof 1854.Volume II rejoins the expedition in Januaryof 1855. Most of the crew is ill, and they havebeen reduced to tearing apart their trappedship for rewood. Food has run low; forcingthem to eat their starving dogs and Kane mustprevent a mutiny that will surely doom theirchances of survival.After enduring a second brutal winter, it be-comes apparent that the ice will not releasethe Advance. Kane and his men set out withthe ship’s weathered and worn whaling boatsin tow. Their destination is Greenland-thir-teen hundred miles away across the frozensea. The sick and weary crew must brave thedangers of thin ice, frigid waters and the ap-proach of a third winter in their desperate at-tempt to return home. Voume II: $21.959781582181292500 Pages  s eaL i sLanDs   of a Las Ka Paperback  (8.5x11) $19.95 ISBN 1582180482268 pages Henry Wood Elliott (1846-1930) was arenowned naturalist and an accomplishedartist. In 1872, he was sent to the Alaskaterritory by the U.S. Treasury departmentto report on the fur-seal harvest on thePribilof Islands. He lived on one of theislands and conducted his own study of the animals. Keenly observant and withan artist’s eye, he recorded what he saw inboth his journals and his artwork. Elliottwas appalled by the rapidly declining furseal population and the wholesale slaugh-ter taking place each summer. The Seal Islands of Alaska is Henry W. Elliott’s groundbreaking report as it waspublished in 1884. He recommended managed hunting to preserve both the spe-cies and the industry. He was a tireless wild life advocate and may have savedthe fur seal from extinction.
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