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Historical Geography and Geosciences

The Coldest Coast

The 1873 Leigh Smith Expedition to Svalbard in the Diaries and Photographs of Herbert Chermside

Editors: Capelotti, P. J. (Ed.)

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  • With previously unpublished 1873 expedition diaries and recently discovered photos by Herbert Chermside
  • Includes first photographic record of the north coast of Spitzbergen
  • Introductory chapters by specialists in exploration history, photographic history and history of science
  • In association with Grenna Museum in Sweden
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About this book

This book describes the 1873 voyage of the British explorer Benjamin Leigh Smith, based on the diaries and photographs of Lieutenant Herbert C. Chermside, who joined the expedition of the seas around Svalbard. Chermside’s photographs, long believed lost, have recently been uncovered in Sweden and are being curated there by the Grenna Museum. The three unpublished diaries of Herbert Chermside were lent to the Scott Polar Research Institute in 1939 by Mrs. Benjamin Leigh Smith. For the first time, Chermside’s diaries are published in their entirety, with the original photographs shown alongside modern images of the same locations. This includes the first photographic record of the north coast of Svalbard, images that are today being used as comparative data for the study of climate change in the archipelago.

The diaries have been fully transcribed and edited. Introductory chapters are included, written by specialists in the history of exploration, history of science, and the history of photography from Penn State University, the University of Gothenburg, and UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, as well as contributors from the UK and Germany.

This volume is published in association with Grenna Museum, which will present Chermside’s photographs in a 2022 exhibit on Leigh Smith and A.E. Nordenskiold.



About the authors

Dr. P.J. Capelotti is Professor of Anthropology and Research Associate at the Polar Center at Penn State University, in Abington, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He is author or editor of over two dozen publications on history historical archaeology, including "By Airship to the North Pole: an archaeology of human exploration" (1999), "Sea Drift: Rafting Adventures in the Wake of Kon-Tiki" (2001), "Life and Death on the Greenland Patrol" (2005), "The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses" (2010), "Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's forgotten Arctic explorer" (2013) and "The Greatest Show in the Arctic: the American exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905" (2016). 


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-67880-7
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Coldest Coast
Book Subtitle
The 1873 Leigh Smith Expedition to Svalbard in the Diaries and Photographs of Herbert Chermside
Editors
  • P. J. Capelotti
Series Title
Historical Geography and Geosciences
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67880-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67880-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67879-1
Series ISSN
2520-1379
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXIII, 250
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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