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Dead reckoning : the untold story of the Northwest Passage / Ken McGoogan.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443441261
  • ISBN: 1443441260
  • Physical Description: 438 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Patrick Crean Editions, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on lining pages.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-419) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : challenging "official" history -- Nightmares and fever dreams -- Catastrophe engulfs Jens Munk -- What Thanadelthur made possible -- Matonabbee leads Hearne to the coast -- Mackenzie establishes a second location -- An Inuit artist sails with John Ross -- Edward Parry identifies a northern channel -- The Yellowknife rescue John Franklin -- Tattannoeuck prevents a second debacle -- James Clark Ross locates magnetic north -- Two HBC men map the coast -- What if this Inuk had sailed with Franklin? -- Lady Franklin sends her husband to conquer the passage -- An Orcadian Scot joins the search -- Voyagers find graves on Beechey Island -- John Rae mounts a tour de force -- Robert McClure narrowly escapes disaster -- Greenlandic Inuit save the Kane expedition -- The Scot, the Inuk, the Ojibway -- Lady Franklin enlists Charles Dickens -- The lady won't be denied -- Leopold McClintock retrieves a record -- Who discovered the fate of Franklin? -- Lady Franklin creates an arctic hero -- Tookoolito and Hall gather Inuit accounts -- Inuit hunters keep castaways alive -- Ebierbing and Tulugaq work magic for Schwatka -- Lady Franklin attains Westminster Abbey -- The last Viking in Gjoa Haven -- "Give me my father's body" -- Rasmussen establishes unity of Inuit culture -- Erebus and Terror validate Inuit testimony -- Epilogue : dead reckoning in the Northwest Passage.
Summary, etc.:
Tells the story of Arctic discovery and the Northwest Passage and the indigenous people at the centre of the story.
Subject: Discoveries in geography.
Arctic regions > Discovery and exploration > History.
Arctic regions > History.
Canada, Northern > History.
Arctic Regions.
Canada, Northern.
Genre: History.