Book details

Publication date: January 2019
Features: 8 B&W images, 4 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Keywords: Arctic Exploration / Biography / History
Subject(s): BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers, Arctic Exploration / Biography / History, HISTORY / Polar Regions, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, History of specific lands, HISTORY / Canada / Pre-Confederation (to 1867), Arctic Exploration / Biography / History
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
John Rae (1813–1893) was an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company who explored substantial sections of the north coast of North America, and was the first to reveal the fate of the Franklin expedition. William Barr has researched the history of exploration of the polar regions for over 40 years. He has published 23 books, including edited translations from French, German, and Russian. He is a Senior Research Associate with the Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary.

"Rae’s unfinished autobiography alone would warrant publication in some form, and with Barr’s added account of the second half of his life, and his copious notes and references, it provides a unique record of his achievements."

W. Gillies Ross, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Bishop's University

ISBNs: 9781772123326 978-1-77212-332-6 Title: john rae arctic explorer ISBNs: 9781772123852 978-1-77212-385-2 Title: john rae arctic explorer