By P.J. Capelotti
Benjamin Leigh Smith found and named dozens of islands within the Arctic yet released no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and despatched stand-ins to convey the result of his paintings to medical societies. but, the Royal Geographic Society's Sir Clements R. Markham observed him as a polar explorer of the 1st rank.
Traveling to the Arctic islands that Leigh Smith explored and crisscrossing England to discover unpublished journals, diaries, and images, archaeologist and author P. J. Capelotti information Leigh Smith's 5 significant Arctic expeditions and locations them in the context of the good polar explorations within the 19th century.
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