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Polaris (Ship)

Works: 73 works in 299 publications in 2 languages and 5,556 library holdings
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Classifications: G606, 919.8
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Die Amerikanische Nordpol-Expedition by Emil Bessels( )

2 editions published in 1879 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German surgeon and explorer Emil Bessels (1847-88) was head of the scientific team on the American-sponsored Polaris Expedition, which in 1871-3 made an unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole. Some of the crew spent months adrift on an ice floe and others were marooned in Greenland. Astonishingly, they survived, but much of the expedition's scientific research remained unpublished as a result of financial wrangling. This 1879 publication is a popular account of the journey, with a substantial scientific appendix based on the expedition papers and additional data shared with Bessels by Sir George Nares. It describes the expedition's landfalls from Newfoundland to Greenland, and experiences, including temperatures so low that mercury froze, hunting for polar bears and seals for food, and the help provided by the local Inuit, whose language, traditions and burial customs Bessels outlines. The book also contains over eighty illustrations, mostly woodcuts.--
Narrative of the North Polar expedition : U.S. Ship Polaris, Captain Charles Francis Hall commanding by United States( )

1 edition published in 1876 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book is a narrative which has been prepared from official papers and from journals of the officers and men of the Expedition, as well as from valuable private contributions acknowledged in the text. The thread of the story of the Polaris has been drawn chiefly from a compilation made by Mr. R. W. D. Bryan, the Astronomer of the Expedition; the incidents of the ice-floe party have been furnished by the journals and notebooks of Geo. E. Tyson, Assistant Navigator, and of others with him on the floe, and by the testimony given before the board organized by the Secretary of the Navy, June 5, 1873."--(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The Discoveries north of Smith Sound( )

1 edition published in 1874 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Afterlands : a novelArctic experiences : aboard the doomed Polaris expedition and six months adrift on an ice-floe : to which is added a general arctic chronology
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