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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By 1 July 1897, all was ready, and ten days later the wind finally came from the
south. Having waited so long, Andree was strangely reluctant to begin the flight,
only agreeing to do so when his colleagues expressed their continued
Barents had no intention of reaching the North Pole, whereas Henry Hudson was
seeking to sail as far north as possible when he achieved about 80°23'N on 16
July 1607. Vasiliy Chichagov had similar ambitions in reaching 80°26'N on 23 ...
Uummannaq Island was reached on 2 July. Some way farther north, Graah sent
one of the Greenland families away, taking on in their place three local women.
Cape Lovenorn was passed on 18 July 1829 and Koge Bay two days later.
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Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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