Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

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9781771640794: Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

Re-released to coincide with the discovery of one of the lost Franklin Expedition ships.

Frozen in Time tells the dramatic story of how Sir John Franklin’s elite naval forces came within sight of the Northwest Passage, only to succumb to unimaginable horrors. A gripping tale of cannibalism, bureaucratic hubris, great courage and ground-breaking science, it shows how the excavation of three sailors from the 1845 48 Franklin expedition, buried for 138 years on the Arctic headland of Beechey Island, has shed new light on what has been one of the world’s great maritime mysteries.


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About the Author:

Owen Beattie is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta. He has contributed to many forensic investigations in Canada, as well as to human rights and humanitarian projects in Rwanda, Somalia, and Cyprus. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta. John Geiger graduated in history from the University of Alberta. His work has been translated into eight languages. A Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, he lives in Toronto. Margaret Atwood is one of the world's preeminent writers — shortlisted five times for the Booker Prize, and winning one as well. She lives in Toronto.

Review:

"Chilling...will keep you up nights turning pages."— The Chicago Tribune

"... a richly researched history of the expedition... Reading almost like a whodunit page-turner, Beattie and Geiger capture the thrill of making new scientific discoveries and finding important clues to solve a haunting mystery."— Publishers Weekly

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