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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For a vessel, he could afford the best, purchasing the 570-ton steam-whaler
Jason, whose distinguished polar history included taking Nansen himself to East
Greenland in 1888 before his epic crossing of the Inland Ice and in 1892-1893
The expeditions of the Oxford undergraduate Sandy Glen were two among many
organized by exploration societies at Oxford and Cambridge Universities to
destinations that included Jan Mayen, Svalbard, Greenland, and Baffin and ...
It was their extended ski journey that convinced Fridtjof Nansen that skis provided
the best means of crossing Greenland, and when he mounted his own expedition
in 1888, two Saami, Samuel Balto and Ole Ravna, were included in the party.
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Entries Listed in Chronological Order
Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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