A Most Dangerous Voyage: an Exhibit of Books and Maps Documenting Four Centuries of Exploration in Search of the Northwest Passage
Place Published: Edmonton
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Date Published: 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft Cover
SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS
First edition. 12 x 9 inches. 95 pp. Softcover. Near-fine condition.
Green and Desmarais, librarians at the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the U. of Alberta, Canada, provide a catalog to go with an exhibition held there from May to August 2008 that details 59 books and maps published from 1565 to 1983 by Arctic explorers such as James Cook, George Vancouver, John Franklin, William Edward Parry, George Back, Elisha Kent Kane, and William Gilkerson. The exhibition documents four centuries of exploration in search of a Northwest Passage around the coast of Baffin Island and through or south of the islands between Baffin and the Beaufort Sea to the Pacific.
Jeannine Green was head of the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the University of Alberta. She received a BASpec and Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Alberta and was a sessional lecturer at the University's School of Library and Information Studies, where she taught History of the Book.
Robert Desmarais is Head of Special Collections at the University of Alberta. A graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information Studies, with a Book History and Print Culture designation, he also has university degrees in English literature and publishing
Near Fine. Item #8981