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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John Ross planting the British standard on the true position of the magnetic pole.
(Huish, R. 1835. The last voyages of Capt. John Ross, R.N., to the Arctic regions,
front pages) A startling discovery (Adams, W.A. H. 1880. Recent polar voyages.
Table 15 North Pole Firsts Date Expedition Achievement 1908 Cook First to the
Pole (claimed) 1909 Peary First to the Pole (claimed) 1926 Byrd First aircraft (
claimed) 1926 Amundsen, Ellsworth, and Nobile First airship 1948 Cherevichniy
Did Peary in fact reach the Pole? From Bartlett's observation on 1 April, we have
independent confirmation that by this date Peary had achieved 87°47′N.
Bartlettestimated that from there it would take him eight days to reach the Pole, ...
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