Arctic Ordeal (Paperback)

The Journal of John Richardson, Surgeon-Naturalist with Franklin, 1820-1822

By Stuart Houston

McGill-Queen's University Press, 9780773512238, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 1994

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Description

In addition to his achievements as a doctor, meteorologist, and cartographer, Richardson was the first great naturalist to study the North American Arctic. His journal made such an outstanding contribution to ornithology, ichthyology, botany, and geology that much of modern Arctic research is founded upon his observations. Enhanced by fifty-six line drawings and eight maps, Arctic Ordeal will interest a wide audience as well as medical historians, geographers, anthropologists, and botanists.


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Praise For Arctic Ordeal: The Journal of John Richardson, Surgeon-Naturalist with Franklin, 1820-1822

"A sterling tribute to Richardson." Mark Abley, Books in Canada. "The combination of Richardson's journal and Houston's expert introduction and annotation makes Arctic Ordeal enthralling." I.S. MacLaren, Saturday Night.