Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia

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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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255
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283
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539
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575
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651
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663
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671
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681

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327
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335
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369
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389
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723
Glossary
725
Polar Timeline A Chronological Listing of Polar Expeditions by Region
731
Selected Bibliography
741
Index
769
About the Author
797
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Side 42 - Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal ; or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition in 1850-51.
Side 311 - From the navel upward, her back and breasts were like a woman's, as they say that saw her ; her body as big as one of us, her skin very white, and long hair hanging down behind, of colour black. In her going down they saw her tail, which was like the tail of a porpoise, speckled like a mackerel.
Side 341 - Resolute to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin and the Missing Crews of H.tl. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror, 1852, 1853, 1854.
Side 286 - ARCTIC EXPERIENCES. Containing -Capt. George E. Tyson's wonderful drift on the ice-floe, a history of the Polaris expedition, the cruise of the Tigress, and rescue of the Polaris survivors.
Side 89 - Gruening, director of the Division of Territories and Island Possessions of the Department of the Interior.
Side 311 - ... of colour blacke: in her going downe they saw her tayle, which was like the tayle of a Porposse, and speckled like a Macrell.
Side 44 - Whereas that part of the territory in the Antarctic Seas which comprises all the islands and territories other than Adelie Land situated south of the 60th degree of South Latitude and lying between the 160th degree of East Longitude...
Side 142 - All lands, islands, islets, reefs of rocks, glaciers (packice) already known or to be discovered, and their respective territorial waters, in the sector between longitudes 53° and 90° West, constitute the Chilean Antarctic or Chilean Antarctic Territory.
Side 292 - were made for labour; one of them can carry, or haul, as much as two men can do. They also pitch our tents, make and mend our clothing, keep us warm at night; and, in fact, there is no such thing as travelling any considerable distance, or for any length of time, in this country, without their assistance.
Side 177 - Wednesday 7th February 1821 Commences with open cloudy Weather and light winds a Standing for a Large Body of Land in that Direction SE at 10 am close in with it out Boat and Sent her on Shore to looke for Seal at 1 1 am the Boat returned but found no signs of Seal at noon our Latitude was 64° . .01...

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William James Mills was librarian and keeper of collections at the world's largest polar library, located at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

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