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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Boyd, Louise (1887-1972) The American Louise Boyd has the honor of being the
first woman to lead an expedition to the polar regions. In all, she was to lead
seven, four of them to East Greenland. Louise Arner Boyd was born into a family
Clearly, this discovery required further investigation, and Hayes now toured the
United States, giving lectures calculated to appeal to the patriotic instinct that the
discovery of the "open polar sea" by the great American explorer Elisha Kent ...
During the next twenty-five years, more than 100,000 barrels of elephant seal oil
were obtained by American sealers, who also compiled a fine map of the island.
Few exploring expeditions stopped here. The first to do so was the British ...
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Entries Listed in Chronological Order
Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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