VGC.Bloomsbury,1988.Reprinted edition.Red hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the cover) with Dj(small tear,a couple of creases,nicks and scratches on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with colour,b/w maps,drawings,maps.Nice and clean pages with a small nick and light shelf wear on the outer edges,small mark on the edge of page 120,some nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear.186pp including Foreword,Appendices 1 and 2,bibliography,index.Price clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: A reconstruction of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1848 when the HMS Terror and HMS Erebus disappeared. This study was made possible by the discovery of a bleached human skull, found by the team working with anthropologist Dr Owen Beattie on 29 June 1981. This led to 3 further scientific expeditions over the next five years, during which time more information was pieced together. The bodies of 3 Victorian seamen were found on King William Island, well preserved by the permafrost for 133 years which enabled twentieth century forensic and anthropological scientists to uncover the mystery. Also revealed were the circumstances by which the surviving members of Franklin's elite naval forces came within sight of the Northwest Passage, which was their journey's goal, only to succumb to the horrors of starvation, scurvy and cannibalism. Included is a photographic record of the excavation with maps and illustrations and the conclusions reached by twentieth century forensic and anthropological scientists.