EXPEDITION: An Arctic Journey Through History of George Back's River -by David F Pelly -a Signed Copy (illustrated By George Back / Colour Photos )

By: Pelly, David F (signed)

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Very Good dustjacket with some light rubbing and very shallow chips and tears, signed by Pelly, 172 pages, b&w illustrations, b&w and colour photos, ---"In 1834 Captain George Back, Royal Navy, crossed Canada's Barrens. In 1977 the Pelly Lake Expedition retraced his explorations. Expedition is the story of both these Arctic adventures. --Having travelled with, and saved the life of, John Franklin on previous expeditions, George Back was commissioned by the Hudson's Bay Company to lead the Arctic Land Expedition down an uncharted river, the Thlew-ee-choh, to the Polar Sea. During this trip, he and his men suffered immense hardship caused by the coldest winter any of the Indians remembered. They dragged their 30-foot boat across frozen lakes, survived the river's cascading rapids, and were finally halted by a wall of ice in the Arctic Ocean. --Nearly 150 years later, the Barrens had not changed. Four young Canadians set out to find the source of Back's River and follow its challenging course downstream to Pelly Lake. There, just 30 miles short of the Arctic Circle, they celebrated the establishment of a newly created historical site commemorating a 19th century Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, John Henry Pelly, who had supported Back's explorations. --This history of the Hudson's Bay Company's most powerful era, the man behind it, and its influences on Canada's exploration and development are the background to a modern-day adventure in Canada's unique natural wilderness."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: EXPEDITION: An Arctic Journey Through History of George Back's River -by David F Pelly -a Signed Copy (illustrated By George Back / Colour Photos )

Author Name: Pelly, David F (signed)

Illustrator: George Back and Colour Photos

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Betelgeuse Books, 1981, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1981

ISBN Number: 0969078307

ISBN Number 13: 9780969078302

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Very Good (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 150740

Keywords: EXPEDITION: An Arctic Journey Through History of George Back's River -by David F Pelly -a Signed Copy (illustrated By George Back / Colour Photos )