Eribus Story of a ship by Michael Palin

GeeW

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I'm half way through that very book and, so far, would agree on Wansworths assessment.
 

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I got a copy for my birthday, and it's an excellent read. I happen to have done detailed work on part of the 1843 Antarctic expedition - the discovery of what we now call "James Clark Ross Island", Seymour Island and Snowhill Island. I found that Ross' navigation was of the highest standard, agreeing closely with the most current map of the area. I was (slightly) disappointed that Michael Palin disn't spenf more time on that part of Erebus' long career!

My work is at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/polar-record/article/historical-observations-of-prince-gustav-ice-shelf/1138BCF9C0059D82DE43699BFD6FC77D ; sorry you can't access it without paying (I don't get any of it!)
 

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I nearly bought this yesterday on my audio book, I bought mutiny on the bounty instead. Next month perhaps
 
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