Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition (Spanish) Paperback – 1 Nov 2004
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Frozen in Time is a book of two halves. In the first part the authors describe the history of the search for the North West Passage, mention the debilitating effects of polar exploration and also provide an account of the doomed Franklin expedition. The second part of the book is essentially CSI North West Territories. King William island is searched first but reveals only some fragmented skeletons and a few small artefacts. The human remains provide tantalising but inconclusive information. The researchers then decide to exhume the three graves on Beechey Island.
This book has stayed with me ever since I first read it. Few other books have fired up my imagination to the same extent. The descriptions of the exhumations and then the autopsies of the perfectly preserved bodies of John Torrington, John Hartnell and William Braine are absolutely gripping and the resulting conclusions are as horrific as they are fascinating.Read more ›
In the first part of "Frozen in Time" the authors document the history of the pursuit of the North West Passage, overview the debilitating effects of arctic exploration and also provide a detailed treatise of the fateful Franklin expedition. The second part of the book covers modern attempts to unravel the fate of franklin. Culminating in the exhumations and autopsies of the perfectly preserved bodies of John Torrington, John Hartnell and William, which finally answers the mystery.
This book is not the most fluent of reads, but is sufficiently well written to ensure that it should appeal both to those who are passionate about arctic history and those with a more passing interest.
Against these tales of exceptional daring, fortitude hardship and endurance, the second half of the book seems a bit tame. It covers the expeditions to discover, exhume and conduct post-mortems on the only known human remains from the expedition. The science and conclusions reached are very interesting although (given modern technology)it all went rather smoothly and attemtps to create tension largely fell flat with me.
Net -- full of fascinating insights
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This was the worst managed expedition ever, regardless off the fact of lead poisoning and scurvy being the main factors of failure, the Officer class were woefully inexperienced,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ronald Scott
Excellent book which went into great detail. A very good read.Published 11 months ago by David A. Low
Stunning book. Fantastic historical record of the ill fated Franklin mission. A few reviewers recommend not flicking through it to see the photographs of the three exhumed sailors,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by black Diamond
I found this book very interesting.
I would recommend this book.
The struggles of man are very often spoiled by the seemingly small and insignificant.......