Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus


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Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus by John Geiger, Alanna Mitchell

A beautifully illustrated account of the thrilling expedition that recovered a ship lost to time—now in paperback

Since the disastrous and fatal end of the Franklin Expedition nearly seventeen decades ago, the mysterious fate of the ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror has captured the public’s imagination. The Victoria Strait Expedition, the largest effort to find the ships since the 1850s, was led by Parks Canada in partnership with the Arctic Research Foundation, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and other public and private partners. The expedition used world-leading technology in underwater exploration and succeeded with a major find in the summer of 2014—the discovery of the Erebus. News of the discovery made headlines around the world. The excitement and curiosity have only increased since the Erebus’s sister ship, the Terror, was finally located in September 2016.

In this fully illustrated book, readers learn about the exciting expedition, the challenging search and the ship’s discovery. Featuring the first images of the Erebus, this stunning book weaves together a story of historical mystery and modern adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443444187
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JOHN GEIGER is a co-author of the international bestseller Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition and the author of six other works of non-fiction, including The Angel Effect and The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. Geiger is chief executive officer of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic Enterprises, and a fellow of The Royal Geographical Society. He is also a senior fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto.

ALANNA MITCHELL is an internationally award-winning science journalist and author whose latest bestseller is Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis. She has recently transformed the book into a one-woman play and is performing it across Canada. In 2014, the play was nominated for a Dora Award. She is a contributor to CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks and freelances for Canadian Geographic magazine and The New York Times. She has travelled to each continent and most parts of the ocean doing research and giving talks on marine science.

THE HONOURABLE LEONA AGLUKKAQ is the member of Parliament for Nunavut. In 2008, following an extensive career in government, she became the first Inuk to be sworn into the Federal Cabinet, as the Minister of Health. She now serves as Minister of the Environment, Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Minister of the Arctic Council for Canada. Ms. Aglukkaq was raised in Thom Bay, Taloyoak and Gjoa Haven.

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