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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This proved much to his advantage when he visited Antarctica. Fridtjof Nansen
derived his"Nansen sled" design from the Inuit komatik, of which he made a
careful study. Considering the Inuit sledges as too heavy, Nansen wanted a
strong but ...
Finding dogs of suitable quality proved more difficult, but eventually fifty were
obtained in the Russian Far East. The expedition was organized quickly, such
that Ushakov had only three and a half months to complete preparations before ...
Asia and North America Finally Proved Separate Continents, 1820-1824 Reports
of a great peninsula extending from America into the Arctic Ocean and lying to
the north of Siberia had inspired the privately sponsored expedition of Mathias ...
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