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Peter GornerChilling…will keep you up nights turning pages.
—The Chicago Tribune
The Franklin expedition was not alone in suffering early and unexplained deaths. Indeed, the expeditions of both Back (1837) and Ross (1849) were forced to retreat because of the rapacious illness that stalked their ships. The authors make the case that this illness was due to the crews’ overwhelming reliance on a new technology: tinned foods. This not only exposed the seamen to lead, an insidious poison, but also left them vulnerable to scurvy.
The revised "Frozen in Time" will also update the research outlined in the original edition, and will introduce independent confirmation of Dr. Beattie’s lead hypothesis, along with corroboration of his discovery of physical evidence for both scurvy and cannibalism. In addition, the book includes a new introduction written by Margaret Atwood, who has long been fascinated by the role of the Franklin Expedition in Canada’s literary conscience.
Includes never before seen photographs from the exhumations on Beechey Island and rarely seen historical illustrations.
|Part 1||The Skeletons|
|1||King William Island, 29 June 1981||11|
|2||A Subject of Wonder||18|
|3||Into the Frozen Seas||36|
|5||Isthmus of the Graves||58|
|6||Region of Terror||67|
|7||Terror Camp Clear||73|
|9||The Boat Place||118|
|10||A Doorway Opens||140|
|Part 2||The Icemen|
|11||Across the Precipice||151|
|12||The Face of Death||178|
|13||The Evidence Mounts||191|
|15||The Royal Marine||222|
|16||Understanding a Disaster||235|
|Appendix 1||List of the officers and crews of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror||259|
|Appendix 2||Major expeditions involved in the search for HMS Erebus and HMS Terror||262|
Posted June 7, 2002
Posted August 9, 2000
I had not heard about John Franklin's journey in search for the Northwest passage until I found out this impressive Dr. Beattie's work. It has been difficult to get away of this book everyday when I realized that there were pages left to go through, new discoveries, new conclusions... What this book has done to me is to get involved into this authentic but amazing tale of pain, strenght, hope and dead...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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