Frozen in Time

The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

Author: Owen Beattie,John Geiger

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771640804

Category: History

Page: 288

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The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845–48 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.” The expedition’s two ships — HMS Erebus and HMS Terror — carrying 129 officers and men, disappeared without a trace. From 1846 to 1880 more than 20 major rescue parties were involved in the search for the missing men and ships. The disappearance of the expedition and absence of any substantial written accounts of the journey have left attempts at a reconstruction of events sketchy and inconclusive. In Frozen in Time, forensic anthropologist Owen Beattie and historian John Geiger tell the dramatic story of the excavation of three sailors from the Franklin Expeditions, buried for 138 years on the lonely headland of Beechey Island. This book contains the astonishing photographic record of the excavation, together with the maps and illustrations that accompany this riveting account of Franklin’s fatal adventure. The unfolding of Dr. Beattie’s unexpected findings is not only a significant document but also, in itself, a tale of high adventure.

Der eisige Schlaf

Das Schicksal der Franklin-Expedition

Author: Owen Beattie,John Geiger

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973590

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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Die berühmte Expedition des Polarforschers John Franklin, die 1845 auf der Suche nach der Nordwestpassage aufbrach, endete in einer rätselhaften Katastrophe: Keiner kam zurück. Knapp 150 Jahre später findet der Anthropologe Owen Beattie im arktischen Permafrost die Leichen von drei Expeditionsmitgliedern - und kommt der Wahrheit Stück für Stück auf die Spur. Jetzt scheint die Lösung eines der größten Mysterien der Seefahrt erstmals in greifbarer Nähe zu sein: Vor der Küste Kanadas stieß 2014 ein Forscherteam um John Geiger auf eines der beiden verschollen geglaubten Schiffe der Franklin-Expedition. Liegt hier der Schlüssel zu dem, was damals geschah?

Im Eisland

Band 1: Die Franklin-Expedition

Author: Kristina Gehrmann

Publisher: Hinstorff Verlag

ISBN: 3356020013

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2016 - Kategorie Sachbuch. Frühjahr 1845: Unter dem Kommando von Sir John Franklin brechen zwei Schiffe der Royal Navy, die HMS Erebus und die HMS Terror, in die Arktis auf. Die auf drei Jahre ange- legte Mission lautet: Sie sollen als Erste die legendäre Nordwestpassage vom Atlantik in den Pazifik durchsegeln. Die gesamte Mannschaft ist davon überzeugt, dass die ambitionierteste Expedition ihrer Zeit ein großer Erfolg wird. Schon bald erschüttert der erste Todesfall den Optimismus der Besat- zung. Doch auf sie wartet ein noch viel größeres Desaster in der grenzenlosen, eiskalten Hölle. Kristina Gehrmann erzählt die Geschichte um das Rätsel der legendären Franklin-Expedition in einer packenden Graphic Novel. Band 2 (»Gefangen«) und 3 (»Verschollen«) werden im Herbst 2015 bzw. Frühjahr 2016 erscheinen.

Tipps für die Wildnis

Short Storys

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492977405

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In zehn Geschichten erzählt Margaret Atwood von Frauen am Wendepunkt ihres Lebens. Auf hochintelligente Weise arbeitet Margaret Atwood dabei mit der Zeit: Dinge, die im unmittelbaren Erleben eindeutig erscheinen, erweisen sich im Rückblick nach vielen Jahren als schillernd. Und wenn man im Nachhinein auf eine Karriere, auf ein Leben blickt, entfaltet sich erst die Ironie, die in einer Situation liegen kann.

Frozen in Time

Author: John Geiger,Owen Beattie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408840847

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The Franklin expedition was not alone in suffering early and unexplained deaths. Indeed, both Back (1837) and Ross (1849) suffered early onset of unaccountable "debility" aboard ship and Ross suffered greater fatalities during his single winter in the Arctic than did Franklin during his first. Both expeditions were forced to retreat because of the rapacious illness that stalked their ships. Frozen in Time makes the case that this illness (starting with the Back expedition) was due to the crews' overwhelming reliance on a new technology, namely tinned foods. This not only exposed the seamen to lead, an insidious poison - as has been demonstrated in Franklin's case by Dr. Beattie's research - but it also left them vulnerable to scurvy, the ancient scourge of seafarers which had been thought to have been largely cured in the early years of the nineteenth century. Fully revised, Frozen in Time will update the research outlined in the original edition, and will introduce independent confirmation of Dr. Beattie's lead hypothesis, along with corroboration of his discovery of physical evidence for both scurvy and cannibalism. In addition, the book includes a new introduction written by Margaret Atwood, who has long been fascinated by the role of the Franklin Expedition in Canada's literary conscience, and has made a pilgrimage to the site of the Franklin Expedition graves on Beechey Island.

Terror

Roman

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364111361X

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

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Das große historische Epos – ein einzigartiger Roman England im Jahr 1845: Unter dem Kommando von Sir John Franklin brechen die modernsten Schiffe ihrer Zeit – die „Terror“ und die „Erebus“ – auf, um die legendäre Nord-West-Passage zu finden: den Weg durch das ewige Eis der Arktis in den Pazifik. 130 Männer nehmen an der Expedition teil. Keiner von ihnen wird je zurückkehren. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. Mit „Terror“ lässt Bestsellerautor Dan Simmons eine der geheimnisumwobensten Entdeckerfahrten der Menschheitsgeschichte lebendig werden: John Franklins Suche nach der Nord-West-Passage. Warum ist diese Expedition gescheitert? Wie konnten 130 Männer und zwei Schiffe verschwinden, ohne irgendwelche Spuren zu hinterlassen? Welchem Schrecken, welchem Terror sind sie im ewigen Eis begegnet? Aus diesen bis heute ungeklärten Fragen formt Dan Simmons eine atemberaubend spannende Geschichte, einen Roman, der Sie auf eines der größten Abenteuer mitnimmt, das es je gegeben hat ...

Franklin's Lost Ship

The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

Author: John Geiger,Alanna Mitchell

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443450545

Category: History

Page: 224

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The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845–1848 British Arctic Expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin. All 129 crewmen died, and the two ships seemingly vanished without a trace. The expedition's destruction was a mass disaster spread over two years. With the vessels beset and abandoned, the crew confronted a horrific ordeal. They suffered from lead poisoning, were stricken with scurvy and, ultimately, resorted to cannibalism in their final days. The mysterious fate of the ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, has captured the public's imagination for seventeen decades. Now, one of Franklin's lost ships has been found. During the summer of 2014, the Victoria Strait Expedition, the largest effort to find the ships since the 1850s, was led by Parks Canada in partnership with the Arctic Research Foundation, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and other public and private partners. The expedition used world-leading technology in underwater exploration and succeeded in a major find—the discovery of Erebus. News of the discovery made headlines around the world. In this fully illustrated account, readers will learn about the exciting expedition, challenging search and the ship's discovery. Featuring the first images of the Erebus, this stunning book weaves together a story of historical mystery and modern adventure.

Im Eisland

Band 1: Die Franklin-Expedition

Author: Kristina Gehrmann

Publisher: Hinstorff Verlag

ISBN: 3356020013

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 9721

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Nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2016 - Kategorie Sachbuch. Frühjahr 1845: Unter dem Kommando von Sir John Franklin brechen zwei Schiffe der Royal Navy, die HMS Erebus und die HMS Terror, in die Arktis auf. Die auf drei Jahre ange- legte Mission lautet: Sie sollen als Erste die legendäre Nordwestpassage vom Atlantik in den Pazifik durchsegeln. Die gesamte Mannschaft ist davon überzeugt, dass die ambitionierteste Expedition ihrer Zeit ein großer Erfolg wird. Schon bald erschüttert der erste Todesfall den Optimismus der Besat- zung. Doch auf sie wartet ein noch viel größeres Desaster in der grenzenlosen, eiskalten Hölle. Kristina Gehrmann erzählt die Geschichte um das Rätsel der legendären Franklin-Expedition in einer packenden Graphic Novel. Band 2 (»Gefangen«) und 3 (»Verschollen«) werden im Herbst 2015 bzw. Frühjahr 2016 erscheinen.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650390

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

View: 1828

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.

Barrow's Boys.

Eine unglaubliche Geschichte von wahrem Heldenmut und bravourösem Scheitern.

Author: Fergus Fleming

Publisher: mareverlag

ISBN: 9783936384703

Category:

Page: 599

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James Fitzjames

The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition

Author: William Battersby

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459710827

Category: History

Page: 224

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A lively man with a wicked sense of humour, James Fitzjames joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32. While he never returned, he left behind a legacy of misinformation, half-truths, and adventures that the author wades through to create a great portrait of this brave Royal Navy hero.

The Kids Book of the Far North

Author: Ann Love,Jocelyne Bouchard,Jane Drake

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554532582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Introduces conditions in the harsh world near the North Pole and its many inhabitants--human, plant, and animal--and provides information on the region's history, folklore, and environmental problems.

Mystery in the Arctic

Author: Wendy Blaxland

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781869614874

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 32

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It was 1845, and Sir John Franklin was determined to sail across the Arctic and find a short cut from Europe to Asia. His expedition had all the best equipment, and food to last for years, so what went wrong

A Short History of Polar Exploration

The Pocket Essentials Guide

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1843440911

Category: History

Page: 160

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According to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men who went to Antarctica with Captain Scott, 'Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised. ' Despite this there has never been a shortage of volunteers willing to endure the bad times in pursuit of the glory that polar exploration sometimes brings. Nick Rennison's compelling book tells the memorable stories of the men and women who have risked their lives by entering the white wastelands of the Arctic and the Antarctic, from the compelling tales of Scott, Shacklet on and Amundsen, to lesser known heroes such as Fridtjof Nansen and Robert Peary. A Short History of Polar Exploration also looks at the hold that the polar regions have often had on the imaginations of artists and writers in the last two hundred years examining the pain tings, films and literature that they have inspired.

Penny Loaves and Butter Cheap: Britain In 1846

Author: Stephen Bates

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781852553

Category: History

Page: 352

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Britain in 1846 was a nation in the grip of dramatic change. As the Industrial Revolution reached its height, people were flooding from countryside to city;the railways were spreading;starvation and destitution existed alongside immense wealth and power, generating profound social tensions. And seismic change was afoot in the world of politics. Parliament's repeal of the protectionist Corn Laws eroded the powers of the landowners and ushered in an age of free trade that would form the basis of Britain's future wealth and industiral prosperity. Stephen Bates paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a pivotal year in British history – and of a society on the cusp of modernity.

Handbook of Forensic Medicine

Author: Burkhard Madea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118570626

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

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Forensic Medicine encompasses all areas in which medicine and law interact. This book covers diverse aspects of forensic medicine including forensic pathology, traumatology and violent death, sudden and unexpected death, clinical forensic medicine, toxicology, traffic medicine, identification, haemogenetics and medical law. A knowledge of all these subdisciplines is necessary in order to solve routine as well as more unusual cases. Taking a comprehensive approach the book m.oves beyond a focus on forensic pathology to include clinical forensic medicine and forensic toxicology. All aspects of forensic medicine are covered to meet the specialist needs of daily casework. Aspects of routine analysis and quality control are addressed in each chapter. The book provides coverage of the latest developments in forensic molecular biology, forensic toxicology, molecular pathology and immunohistochemistry. A must-have reference for every specialist in the field this book is set to become the bench-mark for the international forensic medical community.

Nordwasser

Author: Ian McGuire

Publisher: mareverlag

ISBN: 3866483384

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Henry Drax kennt kein Gewissen. Er ist Harpunierer auf der Volunteer, einem Walfangschiff, das von England Kurs auf die arktischen Gewässer der Baffinbucht nimmt. Ebenfalls an Bord ist Patrick Sumner, ein Arzt von zweifelhaftem Ruf, der glaubt, schon alles gesehen zu haben – nicht ahnend, dass seine größte Prüfung noch bevorsteht, nachdem er Drax einer ungeheuerlichen Tat überführt hat. Während sich der Konflikt zwischen den beiden Männern zuspitzt, wird auch der eigentliche Sinn der verhängnisvollen Expedition zunehmend klar ... Die erschütternde Schönheit und Einsamkeit des Nordpolarmeers bilden die Kulisse für Ian McGuires dramatischen Roman um Gut und Böse, eine in ihrer philosophischen und psychologischen Dimension zeitlose Geschichte über die tiefsten Abgründe des menschlichen Herzens.

Unravelling the Franklin Mystery

Inuit Testimony

Author: David C. Woodman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773508333

Category: History

Page: 390

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This examination of the accounts given by Inuit who met or saw survivors of the Franklin expedition concludes that most of the anecdotal evidence can be substantiated or adequately explained in relation to other evidence, and adds to understanding of the disappearance of the ships' crews.