Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia
ABC-CLIO, 2003 - 797 sider
Covers the entire history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, from the voyage of Pytheas ca. 325 B.C. to the present, in one convenient, comprehensive reference resource.
* 511 A-Z biographical, geographical, and subject entries on polar exploration such as dogs, man-hauling, Elephant Island, South Georgia, and major explorers such as Sir John Franklin, Fridtjof Nansen, and Richard Byrd
* Extensive collection of photographs, many taken by expedition participants
* Vivid illustrations, including woodcuts and drawings
* 20 maps detailing Arctic and Antarctic regions
* Chronology of expeditions beginning with the voyage of Pytheas in 325 B.C. through the present
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It corresponds to Norway's territorial claim, now suspended under the Antarctic
Treaty of 1959. Interpreted as extending from the coast south to the South Pole, it
comprises one-sixth of the total area of Antarctica. From west to east, it includes: ...
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's intention was to establish the first permanently
occupied stations on the continent, thus challenging territorial claims submitted
by other countries. The United States had itself abrogated all claims to Antarctic ...
Karluk's voyage was undertaken as part of Vilhjalmur Ste- fansson's Canadian
Arctic Expedition (1913-1918), and the island's temporary occupation by Bartletts
party was viewed by him as constituting the basis for a territorial claim on behalf ...
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