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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Amundsen, Roald (1872–1928) Best known as the man who beat Robert Falcon
Scott to the South Pole, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen can claim
achievements unmatched by any other polar explorer.In addition to the South
Roald Amundsen (Scott Polar Research Institute) where the Pole had been
located in 1831 by James Clark Ross. Dense ice now lay to the west,brought
down through McClin- tock Channel.It was this way that Sir John Franklin had
gone in ...
Living far from the nearest sources of metal and wood, the Inuit welcomed
Amundsen's gifts, and he in return accumulated an excellent collection of artifacts
. The expedition's longest journey was made next spring,in 1905, when Hansen
A depot was laid at 81°S,from where three men and the weakest dogs were sent
back,while Amundsen and the others continued on through a zone scored by
deep crevasses with the hope ofestablishing a depot at 83°S.Doing so,however ...
Before making another attempt to enter the polar pack, Amundsen decided to visit
Nome,Alaska, to effect essential repairs to the ship and allow him to see a doctor
for continuing problems with his health.Four more of the crew departed at this ...