S. S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship

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9780955220807: S. S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship
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SIGNED 1st Edition; 256pp, illustrated throughout. Maps on end papers. Deep blue cloth-textured papered boards, spine lettered in silver, illustrated dustjacket, not price clipped. Shelfware, crease to inner flap of dustjacket, contents clean.

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'Splended Reading ... in the heroic nature of high latitude navigation', International Journal of Maritime History, published by the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. --International Journal of Maritime History, published by the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

'A richly illustrated book, beautifully crafted, a pleasure to own', Polar Record - A Journal of Arctic and Antarctic Research, published by the University of Cambridge Press. --Polar Record - A Journal of Arctic and Antarctic Research, published by the University of Cambridge Press.

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This is the story of one of Britain's most famous expedition ships put together from accounts recorded by men who sailed in her. It covers a sixty year history of the ship built at Dundee by a famous Scottish shipbuilding company for the late 19th century days of whaling and sealing before coal, gas and electricity took over from animal oils in domestic and commercial use. The Terra Nova operated from her home port of Dundee and afterwards St. John's, Newfoundland, when a sea-going career in the sealfishery during those times brought a hard way of life with many human losses and tragedies.

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