Stefansson, Dr. Anderson and the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913–1918: A Story of Exploration, Science and Sovereignty
By Stuart E. Jenness
November 2011, ISBN 978-0-660-19802-6
Mercury Series, History Paper 56
436 pp., 75 illustrations, 17 x 24 cm, paperback
This book presents the first comprehensive account of one of the great sagas of Arctic exploration and discovery, the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913–1918, led by the ethnologist/explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the zoologist Dr. Rudolph M. Anderson.
Within its pages are details of the Expedition’s successes and tragedies, including the discovery of all but one large island north of the Canadian mainland, the accumulation of considerable scientific information and valuable collections, and the personal feud of the Expedition’s two leaders. Four appendices list Expedition personnel, 53 geographical sites in the Arctic named after them, locations of their diaries and collected specimens, and the 13 government volumes arising from the Expedition. The book is illustrated with 61 photographs and 14 maps.