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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The longest journey achieved by Ross in 1859 was 500 miles in thirty-seven
days. Twelve sailors pulled two sledges led by Ross and Leopold McClintock. It
was to be McClintock's role to make a system of man-hauling. Five hundred miles
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, assuming marches of similar length to ...
In February 1823–in an exceptionally ice-free year—he sailed south to 71°34'S,
the farthest south achieved anywhere to that date. Weddell named his discovery “
King George IV Sea" for the monarch of Great Britain, the current name—now in ...
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