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Erebus: the story of a ship

Erebus: the story of a ship

Palin, Michael, author

In his major new work, Michael Palin brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross's Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition, and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014. He explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the organisational genius James Clark Ross, who mapped much of the Antarctic coastline and oversaw some of the earliest scientific experiments to be conducted there; and the troubled Sir John Franklin, who, at the age of 60 and after a chequered career, commanded the ship on its final journey

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Random House, 2018
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Available at Park Library and West Swindon Library.

  • Park Library – One on shelf Technology: Transport 623.8203

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    6981748000 Technology: Transport 623.8203 Adult Non-fiction In Stock
  • West Swindon Library – One on shelf Technology: Transport 623.8203

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    6981863000 Technology: Transport 623.8203 Adult Non-fiction In Stock
  • Central Library – Earliest copy due back 28th May

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    6981566000 Technology: Transport 623.8203 Adult Non-fiction Due back 28th May
  • North Swindon Library – Earliest copy due back 5th June

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    6981687000 Technology: Transport 623.8203 Adult Non-fiction Due back 5th June

Details

Statement of responsibility: Michael Palin
ISBN: 184794812X, 9781847948120
Physical Description: 352 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Erebus (Ship) History.; Transport.