The Life of William Scoresby

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Zusammenfassung First published in 1861, this biography of Arctic scientist and clergyman William Scoresby (1789-1857) was written by his nephew. The book recounts his extraordinary life, working in the Arctic fisheries from boyhood and exploring Greenland, as well as his later career as a clergyman and social reformer.

Klappentext

Written by the subject's nephew, this 1861 biography recounts the intriguing life of Arctic scientist and clergyman William Scoresby junior.



Inhalt

Preface; 1. 1789-1802. Ancestry; 2. 1803-7. Apprentice with his father; 3. 1807. Story of his voyage to Copenhagen; 4. 1808-10. Introduction to Sir Joseph Banks; 5. 1811-15. Marriage; 6. 1815-17. Visit to London; 7. 1817-18. Revival of the Arctic expeditions; 8. 1819-20. Commences his work on the Arctic regions; 9. 1821-2. Voyage of 1821; 10. 1822. Retreat of the whale to the east coast of Greenland; 11. 1824. Sir Walter Scott; 12. 1824-7. Obstacles; 13. 1827-38. Mariner's Church; 14. 1839-47. Degree of D.D.; 15. 1847-53. Second visit to America; 16. Various years. Magnetical investigations; 17. 1855-7. Voyage to Australia for magnetic research; Appendix.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
The Life of William Scoresby
Autor
EAN
9781108041317
ISBN
1108041310
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Cambridge University Press
Genre
Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten
430
Gewicht
571g
Größe
H216mm x B140mm x T25mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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