Shipwreck at Cape Flora

Mentioned in BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24281727

Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society's Sir Clements R. Markham referred to him as a polar explorer of the first rank.

Traveling to the Arctic islands that Leigh Smith explored and crisscrossing England to uncover unpublished journals, diaries, and photographs, archaeologist and writer P. J. Capelotti details Leigh Smith's five major Arctic expeditions and places them within the context of the great polar explorations in the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Series Page 3
Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Dedication 6
Table of Contents 8
Map (L) 9
Map (R) 10
List of Figures 12
PROLOGUE: TWILIGHT 18
1-BENJAMIN LEIGH SMITH AND HIS TIMES, 1828–1871 32
2-EXPEDITION ONE: SVALBARD, 1871 82
3-EXPEDITION TWO:JAN MAYEN AND SVALBARD, 1872 108
4-EXPEDITION THREE: SVALBARD, 1873 128
5-THE AWAKENING TO A NEW LIFE,1874–1879 154
6-EXPEDITION FOUR: FRANZ JOSEFLAND, 1880 182
7-EXPEDITION FIVE:FRANZ JOSEF LAND, 1881–1882 204
8-BENJAMIN LEIGH SMITH AND HISTIMES, 1883–1913 248
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 264
NOTES 266
APPENDICES 282
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 290
INDEX 296
Back Cover 302