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Ross, James Clark Sir 1800-1862

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Works: 196 works in 543 publications in 3 languages and 5,282 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Gazetteers  Maps  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Inscriber, Contributor, Cartographer, Honoree
Classifications: G635.P3, 919.8
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Narrative of a second voyage in search of a north-west passage, and of a residence in the Arctic regions during the years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833 by John Ross( Book )

92 editions published between 1834 and 1997 in English and French and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage of discovery and research in the southern and Antarctic regions, during the years 1839-43 by James Clark Ross( Book )

54 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and German and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Clark Ross (1800-1862) was an explorer who served in the Royal Navy and made his first Arctic trip in 1818 on an unsuccessful mission to find the North-West Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On the basis of his polar experience, he was appointed to lead further expeditions, and by 1839 he found himself on the opposite side of the world in the Antarctic, with Joseph Dalton Hooker as his on-board naturalist. This two-volume account of the four-year voyage was published in 1847. Ross' findings led him to the conclusion that there was life on the sea floor to at least 730 metres, and the work is an important contribution to the development of oceanography and scientific knowledge about the Antarctic. Volume 2 continues the story of the expedition, which eventually reached 78°S, and discovered the deep bay in the southern ocean now called the Ross Sea
Relation du second voyage fait à la recherche d'un passage au nord-ouest by John Ross( Book )

15 editions published between 1835 and 1983 in French and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix to the narrative of a second voyage in search of a north-west passage : and of a residence in the Arctic regions during the year 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833 by John Ross( Book )

15 editions published between 1835 and 1983 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polar explorer John Ross (1777-1856) sailed with William Edward Parry in 1818 to seek a North-West Passage from Baffin Bay. The attempt was unsuccessful, and Ross was widely blamed for its failure. In 1829, he set out on a privately funded expedition on the steamship Victory, accompanied by his nephew James Clark Ross, to try again, returning to England in late 1833. Using survival techniques learnt from the Inuit he befriended, Ross kept his crew healthy through four icebound winters. While the voyage once again failed to find a North-West Passage, it surveyed the Boothia Peninsula and a large part of King William Land. It was also valuable for its scientific findings, with J. C. Ross discovering the magnetic pole. Ross published this two-volume work in 1835. Volume 2 contains scientific reports, ethnological information on the Inuit, an Eskimo vocabulary and comments on natural history
Description of a view of the continent of Boothia : discovered by Captain Ross in his late expedition to the polar regions : now exhibiting at the Panorama, Leicester Square by Robert Burford( Book )

8 editions published between 1834 and 1981 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror : under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, during the years 1839 to 1843 by John Richardson( Book )

7 editions published between 1846 and 1875 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zweite Entdeckungsreise nach den Gegenden des Nordpols, 1829-1833 by John Ross( Book )

8 editions published between 1835 and 1987 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichthyology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross ... by John Richardson( Book )

8 editions published between 1844 and 1864 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitain Sir John Ross zweite Entdeckungsreise nach den Gegenden des Nordpols, 1829-1833 by John Ross( Book )

6 editions published in 1835 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora Tasmania by Joseph Dalton Hooker( Book )

2 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a third voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1824-25 in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Fury, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( Book )

5 editions published between 1826 and 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appendix contains a record of the scientific observations, and material upon the natural history of the Arctic regions
Narrative of an attempt to reach the North pole : in boats fitted for the purpose, and attached to His Majesty's ship Hecla, in the Year MDCCCXXVII, under the command of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and honorary member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( Book )

3 editions published between 1828 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading Arctic navigators of his age, William Edward Parry (1790–1855) led three expeditions in search of the North-West Passage (accounts of which are also reissued in this series). Parry's early career had been spent protecting the whaling fleet of Spitsbergen and this experience led him in 1826 to propose to the Admiralty an expedition to the North Pole. In order to reach further north than earlier attempts, Parry used sledge-boats that could be towed over the ice on runners, and then take to any open sea that the crew encountered. In 1827 the expedition attained a record latitude that stood for nearly fifty years. This illustrated account, published in 1828, was described by the Quarterly Review as a record of 'the patient, persevering, energetic, and undaunted conduct which British seamen are capable of displaying, in the most difficult, discouraging, and dangerous circumstances'
The voyages and travels of Captains Parry, Franklin, Ross and Mr. Belzoni : forming an interesting history of the manners, customs and characters of various nations visited by enterprising travellers by John Frederick Dennett( Book )

1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Little is known about the life of Captain John Frederick Dennett, who published this compilation of travel narratives in 1826, with a second edition in 1835. A naval officer, he was clearly familiar with recent developments in polar exploration, but his writing also had an educational and moral purpose. 'It must be attended with advantage to become acquainted with the state of mankind in other parts of the world', but also it will be encouraging to the poor in Britain 'to find that the lowest state of comfort in this country is preferable to all the enjoyments within the reach of natives of other climes'. Emphasising encounters with native peoples rather than geographical or scientific discoveries, Dennett describes expeditions by Parry, Franklin and Sir John Ross in the Arctic seas and the Canadian north, and also includes a chapter on Giovanni Battista Belzoni's travels in Egypt and Nubia
 
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