Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer
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Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer

By P. J. Capelotti
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Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society's Sir Clements R. Markham referred to him as a polar explorer of the first rank.Traveling to the Arctic islands that Leigh Smith explored and crisscrossing England to uncover unpublished journals, diaries, and photographs, archaeologist and writer P. J. Capelotti details Leigh Smith's five major Arctic expeditions and places them within the context of the great polar explorations in the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Series Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Table of Contents
  • Map (L)
  • Map (R)
  • List of Figures
  • PROLOGUE: TWILIGHT
  • 1-BENJAMIN LEIGH SMITH AND HIS TIMES, 1828–1871
  • 2-EXPEDITION ONE: SVALBARD, 1871
  • 3-EXPEDITION TWO:JAN MAYEN AND SVALBARD, 1872
  • 4-EXPEDITION THREE: SVALBARD, 1873
  • 5-THE AWAKENING TO A NEW LIFE,1874–1879
  • 6-EXPEDITION FOUR: FRANZ JOSEFLAND, 1880
  • 7-EXPEDITION FIVE:FRANZ JOSEF LAND, 1881–1882
  • 8-BENJAMIN LEIGH SMITH AND HISTIMES, 1883–1913
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • NOTES
  • APPENDICES
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Back Cover
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