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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EXPLORING. POLAR. FRONTIERS. A. Historical. Encyclopedia. Volume. 1,A–L.
Volume 2,M–Z Glossary, 725 Polar Timeline, 731 Selected Bibliography, 741.
Contents. v Abruzzi, Luigi Duke of (1873–1933), 1 Adams, Jameson (1880–1962
These are the best- known stories of polar exploration, but there are numerous
others hardly less notable during the 1,000- year history of Arctic and Antarctic
exploration by people of predominantly European descent. These explorers, of ...
Much of Exploring Polar Frontiers was written in the early hours of the morning
and on weekends. The rest was completed at the Scott Polar Research Institute,
University of Cambridge, where I had privileged access to the world's finest polar
Closest to the North Pole,1899–1900 Prior to the late nineteenth century,
European royalty had been content with sponsoring expeditions to the polar
regions and leaving exploration to others.By the 1890s,how- ever,for the first time
,much of ...
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