Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific: performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry ; with an appendix containing the scientific and other observations
Sir William Edward Parry, Sir Edward Sabine, Charles Dietrich Eberhard König, William Kirby, John Edward Gray, Robert Brown
John Murray, 1821 - Natural history - 310 pages
Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms.
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