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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Trying now to get as far south as possible, they crossed the Antarctic Circle on 26
January for the first time since Cook had done so in 1 773, and on 27 January the
expedition was at 69°21'S, 2°14'W, when its way was barred by solid ice ...
"Caird Coast" was Sir Ernest Shackleton's name for the area immediately to the
south of Bruce's discoveries and east of the Luitpold Coast discovered by
Wilhelm Filchner, which Shackleton was first to see in January 1915 and named
for the ...
This left just Cape Crozier on Ross Island, where on 18 January a relieved
Colbeck finally learned of Discovery's location in McMurdo Sound. Making his
way slowly through the pack ice, Colbeck found Discovery only on 23 January 1
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Entries Listed in Chronological Order
Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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