This Distant and Unsurveyed Country: A Woman's Winter at Baffin Island, 1857-1858

(McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series)

59647505160db.jpg Author Gillies Ross
Isbn 9780773516748
File size 17.42MB
Year 1997
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF
Category Biography

Book Description:

Bringing together thirty years' work on arctic whaling, Ross's invaluable text supplements Margaret Penny's journal to present a complete picture not only of this particular expedition but of arctic whaling in general. Ross provides illuminating insights into the principal characters, the mechanics and strategy of whaling, life aboard ship, the climate and geography of the Arctic, the struggle for survival in the North, and the relationship between the Inuit and Europeans. The unique combination of Margaret Penny's unabridged journal and Ross's extensive knowledge of whaling makes This Distant and Unsurveyed Country an invaluable resource and an unforgettable tale of adventure.

 

 

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