An Account of the Arctic Regions 2 Volume Set: With a History and Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery

William Scoresby


An Account of the Arctic Regions 2 Volume Set: With a History and Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery

An Account of the Arctic Regions 2 Volume Set: With a History and Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery

  • Title: An Account of the Arctic Regions 2 Volume Set: With a History and Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery
  • Author: William Scoresby
  • ISBN: 9781108037808
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback



Written by explorer, scientist and later clergyman William Scoresby 1789 1857 , this two volume guide to the Arctic regions was first published in 1820 Scoresby, himself the son of a whaler and Arctic explorer, first sailed to the polar regions at the age of eleven, and was later apprenticed to his father He became a correspondent of Sir Joseph Banks, and his extensiveWritten by explorer, scientist and later clergyman William Scoresby 1789 1857 , this two volume guide to the Arctic regions was first published in 1820 Scoresby, himself the son of a whaler and Arctic explorer, first sailed to the polar regions at the age of eleven, and was later apprenticed to his father He became a correspondent of Sir Joseph Banks, and his extensive research on the Arctic area included pioneering work in oceanography, magnetism, and the study of Arctic currents and waves He surveyed 400 miles of the Greenland coast in 1822 This account was the first book published in Britain which was devoted solely to the whale fisheries Volume 1 is a geographical survey of the region and includes information on ice conditions, weather and zoology Volume 2 focuses on the fisheries and includes a history of whaling The book ends with an account of an 1816 whaling expedition.


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