Narrative of a second Defence Research Board expedition to Banks Island, with notes on the country and its history   /   Manning, T.H.
Arctic, v. 9, no. 1 and 2, 1956, p. 2-77, ill., figure, map, tables
ASTIS record 9782

During July-Aug. 1953, the writer and I.M. Sparrow completed the circumnavigation of Banks Island by canoe, started in 1952 (Arctic Bibliography No. 30678). He describes archeological work on Thule Eskimo houses at Cape Kellet in May-June, the overland journey to Castel Bay on the north coast, and the trip south by canoe. Notes and photographs of topographic features were made; tide readings taken; bird, mammal, plant, and geological specimens collected. Following the trip narrative, is documented account of the exploration of Banks Island from its discovery by Beechey and Parry in 1820 to work of the Burton Island, Northwind and Labrador in 1954. Eskimo occupation is traced on the basis of archeological evidence and explorers' accounts. Topograpic and geologic features of the southern highlands and coastal regions are described. Appendices (5) list: fossils collected; pollen analyses; manuscript charts from M'Clure's and Collinson's voyages, relating to the island; such landmarks as beacons, caches, cairns, etc., containing records and recent Eskimo houses and tent frames; 33 new and approved geographic names (45 earlier approved and a few unidentified are added).

Glaciers in the Arctic   /   Sharp, R.P.
Arctic, v. 9, no. 1 and 2, 1956, p. 78-117, ill., maps
Contribution - California Institute of Technology. Division of Geological Sciences, no. 714
ASTIS record 9783

Contains a compilation of literature and available data on arctic glaciers, originally prepared for Encyclopedia Arctica in 1949, and brought up to date. Ahlmann's morphological classification of glaciers is given, and the distribution, area, volume, and present regime of the glaciers is described. Regional treatment follows: Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard, Novaya Zemlya, Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa, Severnaya Zemlya, also other small Siberian islands, are considered in turn, and their glaciers characterized; similarly: Scandinavia, the Urals and continental Siberia, continental Canada and Alaska, also Ellesmere, Baffin and Bylot, Devon, Axel Heiberg, Meighen, and Melville Islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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