A Tragedy of Errors: The Saga of the Disastrous Jeannette Expedition: Riffenburgh, Beau
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A Tragedy of Errors: The Saga of the Disastrous Jeannette Expedition

Author(s): Riffenburgh, Beau

Copyright: 2019, Norway
Specifications: 1st, square 8vo, pp.203, 5 color & 31 bw photos, 31 color & 29 bw illus, 2 plans, 9 maps, wraps
Condition: new

The story of the Jeannette expedition is one of incredible hardship, two winter ordeals, the crushing of the expedition ship Jeannette, retreat by open boat, a lone journey thousands of miles across Siberia, death after death, insanity, starvation, amputation, and exhuming corpses from the grave.

The Jeannette expedition represents the beginning of a turning point that changed Arctic exploration and Arctic science forever. It was also one of the inspirations for Fridtjof Nansen’s expedition in Fram (1893-96).

This book is illustrated with original hand-coloured lantern slides, maps, letters, and reports from the crew members written during and in the aftermath of the expedition.

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