A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43 (2 Volume Set)

A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43 (2 Volume Set)

by James Clark Ross
     
 

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James Clark Ross (1800-1862) was an explorer who served in the Royal Navy and made his first Arctic trip in 1818 on an unsuccessful mission to find the North-West Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On the basis of his polar experience, he was appointed to lead further expeditions, and by 1839 he found himself on the opposite side of the world in the

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James Clark Ross (1800-1862) was an explorer who served in the Royal Navy and made his first Arctic trip in 1818 on an unsuccessful mission to find the North-West Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On the basis of his polar experience, he was appointed to lead further expeditions, and by 1839 he found himself on the opposite side of the world in the Antarctic, with Joseph Dalton Hooker as his on-board naturalist. This two-volume account of the voyage was published in 1847. Ross' findings led him to the conclusion that there was life on the sea floor to at least 730 metres, which challenged the prevailing 'azoic hypothesis' that nothing could live beneath 550 metres. The work, which includes oceanic and climatic observations, is an important contribution to the development of oceanography and scientific knowledge about the Antarctic.

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ISBN-13:
9781108030878
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/20/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration Series
Pages:
988
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.24(d)

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