Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions
by Franklin, Sir John
First published in 1859, this is Sir John Franklin’s account of two overland expeditions, begun in 1816 and 1825, that took him to what is now the Canadian Arctic and allowed him and his men to chart 1,700 miles of Arctic coastline. Exotic landscapes, hardship, perseverence–all were experienced during this era of British exploration of the "Far North." This volume also includes a letter from Franklin dated July 12, 1845–the explorer’s last known communication.