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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After searching for four days, they found a well-protected harbor on the south
coast of Laurie Island, soon to be named Scotia Bay. Just three days later, the
bay froze over. After building a protective bank of snow round Scotia for
Ellsworth, Lincoln 215 climbing to over 3,000 meters now came into view, which
he named the Eternity Range, designating the individual peaks Faith, Hope, and
Charity. All promised well until they found themselves flying into strong ...
Certainly, Nathaniel Palmer explored McFarlane Strait in November 1820, and
Fabian von Bellingshausen identified Greenwich as a separate island, which he
named "Berezino,"when charting it from the south in February 1821.
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Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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