Celebrated Travels and Travellers

Celebrated Travels and Travellers
Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

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Celebrated Travels and Travellers by Jules Verne

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Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

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ia--Adélie and Clarie Lands--New Guinea and Torres Strait--Return to France--James Clark Rosset--Victoria . . . 321

II. THE NORTH POLE.

Anjou and Wrangell--The "polynia"--John Ross's first expedition-- Baffin's Bay closed--Edward Parry's discoveries on his first voyage--The survey of Hudson's Bay, and the discovery of Fury and Hecla Straits--Parry's third voyage--Fourth voyage--On the ice in sledges in the open sea--Franklin's first trip--Incredible sufferings of the explorers--Second expedition--John Ross--Four winters amongst the ice--Dease and Simpson's expedition . . . . . . 358

THE GREAT EXPLORERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

[Illustration: PART I.]

CHAPTER I.

THE DAWN OF A CENTURY OF DISCOVERY.

Slackness of discovery during the struggles of the Republic and Empire--Seetzen's voyages in Syria and Palestine--Hauran and the circumnavigation of the Dead Sea--Decapolis--Journey in Arab

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