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The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration

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The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration - Markham, Clements R., and Guillemard, F. H. H. (Editor)
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Sir Clements R. Markham (1830-1916) had succumbed to smoke after accidentally igniting his bedclothes while reading by candlelight; the task of completing this history therefore fell to his friend and fellow geographer F. H. H. Guillemard (1852-1933), who published it in 1921. In the course of his long career, Markham had sailed to the Arctic in search of Sir John Franklin, jeopardised his job in the India Office by joining the British attempt to reach the North Pole in 1875-6, and served as president of the Royal ...

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The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108076876

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