The North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle

The North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle

by Edward Sabine (Editor)


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Alone, months of sailing separating them from home, in the polar winter where the sun never rises, the two ships of Captain William Parry's expedition lay encased in ice from November 1819 to March 1820. In order to fully chart the North-West Passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific, it was necessary to overwinter in the Arctic, something that no other British expedition had done before. To boost morale in these uncomfortable circumstances, Captain Edward Sabine (1788-1883), a senior scientist carrying out measurements of natural phenomena, founded and edited a weekly magazine, which ran for twenty-one issues and was made available to the wider world in 1821. Offering jokes, poems, stories and thinly disguised gossip, the members of the expedition contributed to the magazine with enthusiasm (after having first thawed their ink). This little book offers unique insight into what polar exploration in the nineteenth century was actually like.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108050111
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1. November 1, 1819; 2. November 8; 3. November 15; 4. November 22; 5. November 29; 6. December 6; 7. December 13; 8. December 20; 9. December 27; 10. January 3, 1820; 11. January 10; 12. January 17; 13. January 24; 14. January 31; 15. February 7; 16. February 14; 17. February 21; 18. February 28; 19. March 6; 20. March 13; 21. March 20.

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