Frozen in Time - Owen Beattie; John Geiger;Grafton, 1989, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Illustrated with colour photographs. First in this edition. Since the summer of 1848, when the long trek of an unknown British sailor from Sir John Franklin’s third arctic expedition ended on the southern shores of King William Island, his bones had waited to tell their story. With every year that passed the chances of their discovery on that arctic island became more remote as the ravages of each fierce winter and the run-off from melting snow and ice each brief summer threatened to sweep them away for ever. Then, on 29 June 1981, 133 years after the sailor’s death, part of a bleached human skull was discovered by University of Alberta scientists on a low spit of land that juts into the icy waters of Simpson Strait. This book tells The Fate of the Franklin Expedition.
Size: B Format (Approx. 7¾" x 5¼"). 179 pages.