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Ross, John Sir 1777-1856

Overview
Works: 302 works in 1,092 publications in 5 languages and 7,273 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Juvenile works  Naval history  History  Sources  Gazetteers  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: F1060, 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 )

133 editions published between 1830 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage of discovery : made under the orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's ships Isabella and Alexander, for the purpose of exploring Baffin's Bay, and inquiring into the probability of a north-west passage by John Ross( Book )

53 editions published between 1819 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a journal of the voyage with information on ice conditions, descriptions of the Polar Eskimos of the Cape York Region, and of extensive stretches of red snow seen there. Also includes a record of personal equipment, all orders, and work carried out. Appendices include observations on magnetic variations, zoology, geology, latitudes and longitudes
Memoirs and correspondence of Admiral Lord De Saumarez : from original papers in possession of the family by John Ross( Book )

16 editions published between 1838 and 1979 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explanation of Captain Sabine's Remarks on the late voyage of discovery to Baffin's Bay by John Ross( Book )

19 editions published between 1819 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to John Barrow, Esq., F.R.S., on the late extraordinary and unexpected hyperborean discoveries by John Ross( Book )

18 editions published between 1826 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relation du second voyage fait à la recherche d'un passage au nord-ouest by John Ross( Book )

30 editions published between 1835 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 103 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 )

22 editions published between 1835 and 1983 in English and held by 91 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
Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin : a narrative of the circumstances and causes which led to the failure of the searching expeditions sent by government and others for the rescue of Sir John Franklin by John Ross( Book )

22 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Ross (1777-1856), the distinguished British naval officer and Arctic explorer, undertook three great voyages to the Arctic regions; accounts of his first and his second voyages are also reissued in this series. (During the latter, his ship was stranded in the unexplored area of Prince Regent Inlet, where Ross and his crew survived by living and eating as the local Inuit did.) In this volume, first published in 1855, the explorer describes his experiences during his third (privately funded) Arctic voyage, undertaken in 1850 as part of the effort to locate the missing expedition led by Sir John Franklin, his close friend. Ross also summarises in partisan style the previous efforts by the Royal Navy to find out what happened to the Erebus and Terror, and is scathing in his account of what he regards as the mismanagement and incompetence of the Admiralty
Memoir of the celebrated admiral Adam John de Krusenstern, the first Russian circumnavigator by Charlotte Bernhardi( Book )

4 editions published between 1856 and 1964 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic miscellanies. A souvenir of the late polar search( Book )

2 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles from the ship's newspaper, Aurora Borealis, published monthly on the 'Assistance', Captain H.T. Austin, during the Franklin search of 1850-51. Marginal notes by James Donnot, surgeon
Verhaal van eenen tweeden zeetogt en van verschiedene landreizen in de noordpool-gewesten : ondernomen tot opsporing eener noordwestelijke doorvaart by John Ross( Book )

13 editions published between 1836 and 1983 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Reisen en lotgevalen van Kapitein John Ross : op zijne ontdekkings togten naar de noordpools gewesten by John Ross( Book )

13 editions published between 1837 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entdeckungsreise des Capitain Ross nach den nordwestlichen Polargegenden : ein Buch zur Unterhaltung und Belehrung für alle Stände by John Ross( Book )

10 editions published between 1836 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On communication to India, in large steamships, by the Cape of Good Hope : printed by order of the India Steam-ship Company, and addressed to the British public by John Ross( Book )

12 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Captain Ross's voyage to the North Pole ... by John Ross( Book )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyages and travels of Captains Ross, Parry, Franklin, and Mr. Belzoni : forming an interesting history of the manners, customs, and characters of various nations by John Frederick Dennett( Book )

2 editions published between 1837 and 1838 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Ross

John Ross esploratore britannico

John Ross explorator britanic

John Ross Schots ontdekkingsreiziger

John Ross schottischer Polarforscher

Ross 1777-1856 capitaine

Ross 1777-1856 Captain

Ross, capitaine (John), 1777-1856

Ross, Captain (John), 1777-1856

Ross, John 1777-1856

Ross, John 1777-1856 Sir

Ross, John, Sir, 1777-1856

Ross, Sir

Ross, Sir John

Sir John Ross

Джон Рос

Джон Росс

Джон Росс британский путешественник-исследователь

جان راس کاشف بریتانیایی

جون روس مستكشف من المملكة المتحدة

존 로스

ジョン・ロス

Languages
English (437)

German (41)

Dutch (34)

French (27)

Danish (6)

Covers
Fury Beach : the four-year odyssey of Captain John Ross and the victory