- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: TouchWood (April 3 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1927129192
- ISBN-13: 978-1927129197
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 408 g
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #610,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sir Francis Leopold McClintock (1819-1907) was an Irish adventurer and explorer known for his discoveries in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. He joined the navy in 1831 and over the course of his career participated in countless expeditions. The most famous of these expeditions is probably the voyage of the Fox in 1857, which finally discovered proof of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew, who had disappeared in 1845. McClintock is also credited with perfecting certain sledging techniques and completing the mapping of the final sector of unexplored mainland Arctic coastline in the Boothia Peninsula area. Knighted in 1860, and promoted to admiral in 1884, he was known for his generosity and his exceptional skill as an Arctic explorer.
Shelagh Dawn Grant is a historian, researcher, author, editor, and adjunct professor at Trent University. She studied nursing science before earning an Honours BA in History and Canadian Studies and a Masters Degree in History. In 1996, Shelagh became the first historian and first woman to receive the Northern Science Award. Her most recent book, Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America, is a unique comparative history of Alaska, Arctic Canada, and Greenland. She and her partner live in Peterborough, Ontario.