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The Resource In the Lena Delta : a narrative of the search for Lieut.-Commander De Long and his companions, followed by an account of the Greely relief expedition and a proposed method of reaching the North pole, by George W. Melville ... Edited by Melville Philips .., (electronic resource)

In the Lena Delta : a narrative of the search for Lieut.-Commander De Long and his companions, followed by an account of the Greely relief expedition and a proposed method of reaching the North pole, by George W. Melville ... Edited by Melville Philips .., (electronic resource)

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In the Lena Delta : a narrative of the search for Lieut.-Commander De Long and his companions, followed by an account of the Greely relief expedition and a proposed method of reaching the North pole
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In the Lena Delta
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a narrative of the search for Lieut.-Commander De Long and his companions, followed by an account of the Greely relief expedition and a proposed method of reaching the North pole
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by George W. Melville ... Edited by Melville Philips ..
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eng
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1841-1912
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Melville, George W.
LC call number
G820.J6
LC item number
M5eb
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  • Philips, M.
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  • Greely Relief Expedition
  • World history
  • Arctic regions
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  • George W. Melville (18411912) was a member of an 1879 American Arctic expedition seeking a northern passage from the Bering Strait to the Atlantic. Its ship was trapped in ice for nearly two years, and was eventually crushed and sank. The crew, stranded in three small boats, were left with few provisions and little hope of rescue. Melville was the only boat commander to bring his men to safety, assuming leadership of the survivors after landing in Siberia in 1881. He returned to search for other survivors, trekking over a thousand miles, but found only the bodies of his former companions in a frozen campsite, from which, however, he recovered the expedition's records. This account also includes details of Melville's role in the Greely Relief Expedition of 1884, from which he returned shortly before the book's British publication in 1885, and a detailed proposal for reaching the North Pole
  • In the Lena Delta is the story of the U. S. explorer and naval engineer, George Melville, who led an expedition that found the remains of Lientanant G. W. DeLong and his party from his previous expedition on the Jeannette. Book jacket
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In the Lena Delta : a narrative of the search for Lieut.-Commander De Long and his companions, followed by an account of the Greely relief expedition and a proposed method of reaching the North pole, by George W. Melville ... Edited by Melville Philips .., (electronic resource)
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  • Originally published: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885 [1884]
  • Includes index
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OCM1bookssj0000280713
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unknown
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9781582183794
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000280713
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In the Lena Delta : a narrative of the search for Lieut.-Commander De Long and his companions, followed by an account of the Greely relief expedition and a proposed method of reaching the North pole, by George W. Melville ... Edited by Melville Philips .., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885 [1884]
  • Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000280713
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781582183794
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000280713

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