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A two-part documentary is due to be screened on television (date tbc - latest schedule is February 05), about the Northwest Passage, produced by Channel 4 which features an interview with John Geiger With a new introduction by Margaret Atwood Completely revised text, updating the research of the original edition with 20,000 extra words building on the original thesis that the Franklin explorers died of exposure to lead from tin cans, this proves that it affected other expeditions such as the James Clark Ross Antarctic exporations Includes never before seen photographs from the exhumations on Beechey Island and additional rarely seen historical illustrations
Owen Beattie is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta. He was born in Victoria, BC, and received his PhD from Simon Fraser University. He has contributed to many forensic investigations in Canada, as well as to human rights and humanitarian projects in Rwanda, Somalia, and Cyprus. He lives in Edmonton with his two daughters and his granddaughter. John Grigsby Geiger is St. Clair Balfour Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. He was born in Ithaca, New York, and graduated in history from the University of Alberta. His books have been translated into eight languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
'A remarkable piece of forensic deduction' Margaret Atwood 'Simply compelling' Mordecai Richler 'A cautionary tale of scholarly merit' William S. Borroughs 'Galvanizing ... in one stroke it elicited a new flurry of Franklin mania in documentary film, childrens' books, adult non-fiction, fiction, painting, and newspaper accounts around the world' Sherrill E. Grace, author of Canada and the Idea of the North