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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In this region the warm waters of the Gulf Stream ensure that in most summers it
is possible to approach 80°N, and until 1875 all successive farthest norths by
ship were to be accomplished there. Barents had no intention of reaching the
The cold, too, was excruciating, particularly at higher altitudes, and as a result he
flew at 1,500 meters or less whenever possible. Above 3,000 meters he needed
bottled oxygen, which was not working properly. Having for once strapped on ...
Nothing was found, but the sledging party was able to report that the ice had
been blown away from the island toward the south by a strong northwest wind
and that it was now possible for Uruguay to sail farther south. However, soon
after the ...
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Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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