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The Resource Erebus : the story of a ship, Michael Palin

Erebus : the story of a ship, Michael Palin

Label
Erebus : the story of a ship
Title
Erebus
Title remainder
the story of a ship
Statement of responsibility
Michael Palin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Palin - Monty Python star and television globetrotter - brings the remarkable Erebus back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. The ship was filled with fascinating people: the dashing and popular James Clark Ross, who charted much of the 'Great Southern Barrier'; the troubled John Franklin, whose chequered career culminated in the Erebus's final, disastrous expedition; and the eager Joseph Dalton Hooker, a brilliant naturalist - when he wasn't shooting the local wildlife dead. Vividly recounting the experiences of the men who first set foot on Antarctica's Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic ice, beyond the reach of desperate rescue missions, Erebus is a wonderfully evocative account of a truly extraordinary adventure, brought to life by a master explorer and storyteller
Summary
Writer and comedian Michael Palin follows the trail of two expeditions made by the Royal Navy's HMS Erebus to opposite ends of the globe, reliving the voyages and investigating the ship itself, which was lost on the final Franklin expedition and discovered with the help of Inuit knowledge in 2014.
Storyline
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10689236
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palin, Michael
Dewey number
998
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, John
  • Erebus (Ship)
  • John Franklin Arctic Expedition
  • Shipwrecks
  • Northwest Passage
  • Arctic regions
  • Canada, Northern
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of a ship
Label
Erebus : the story of a ship, Michael Palin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Made in Wales -- Magnetic north -- Magnetic south -- Far-off shores -- "Our southern home" -- "Farther south than any (known) human being has been" -- Dancing with the captains -- "Pilgrims of the ocean" -- "Such a wretched place as this you never saw" -- "Three years from Gillingham" -- Homeward bound -- "So little now remains to be done" -- North by north-west -- No signal -- The truth -- Life and death -- The inuit story -- Resurrection
Control code
000063992505
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847948137
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1055213217
Label
Erebus : the story of a ship, Michael Palin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Made in Wales -- Magnetic north -- Magnetic south -- Far-off shores -- "Our southern home" -- "Farther south than any (known) human being has been" -- Dancing with the captains -- "Pilgrims of the ocean" -- "Such a wretched place as this you never saw" -- "Three years from Gillingham" -- Homeward bound -- "So little now remains to be done" -- North by north-west -- No signal -- The truth -- Life and death -- The inuit story -- Resurrection
Control code
000063992505
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847948137
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1055213217

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