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Ross, John Sir 1777-1856

Overview
Works: 292 works in 1,020 publications in 6 languages and 6,936 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Naval history  History  Sources  Gazetteers  Records and correspondence  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: F1060, 919.8
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Most widely held works by John Ross
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 )

138 editions published between 1834 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 841 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 )

67 editions published between 1819 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 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
Relation du second voyage fait à la recherche d'un passage au nord-ouest by John Ross( Book )

51 editions published between 1834 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 129 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 )

18 editions published between 1819 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 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 )

16 editions published between 1826 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

20 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 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
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 )

21 editions published between 1835 and 1983 in English and held by 87 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
Memoir of the celebrated admiral Adam John de Krusenstern, the first Russian circumnavigator by Charlotte (von Krusenstern) Bernhardi( Book )

4 editions published between 1856 and 1964 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explanation and answer to Mr. John Braithwaite's Supplement to Captain Sir John Ross's Narrative of a second voyage in the Victory, in search of a northwest passage by John Ross( Book )

15 editions published between 1835 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 45 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
De Reisen en lotgevalen van Kapitein John Ross : op zijne ontdekkings togten naar de noordpools gewesten by John Ross( Book )

9 editions published between 1837 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 37 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 36 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 )

9 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to John Barrow, Esq. on the subject of the polar expedition, or, The reviewer reviewed by John Ross( Book )

6 editions published between 1819 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Ross

John Ross esploratore britannico

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

جان راس کاشف بریتانیایی

جون روس

존 로스

ジョン・ロス

Languages
English (456)

German (72)

French (54)

Dutch (29)

Danish (6)

Swedish (2)

Covers
Polar pioneers : John Ross and James Clark Ross