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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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
Peary claimed to have reached the Pole in five days. The increase in speed he
attributed to the improved going, and indeed other explorers too have reported
easier surfaces nearer the Pole (e.g., Will Steger in 1986). Again, we have ...
In January 1939, air photographic flights were made by Alfred Ritscher's German
Antarctic expedition. Darts with inscribed swastikas were dropped every 16 miles
and the area surveyed claimed for Germany as “Neu Schwabenland.” Based ...
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