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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As soon as land was discovered in February 1929 east of 150°W, the eastern
limit of the British-claimed Ross Dependency, Byrd named it Marie Byrd Land for
his wife. As further discoveries followed, this land increased in size until finally ...
Smith, Benjamin Leigh (1828–1913) The British yachtsman Benjamin Leigh
Smith did not discover the High Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land, but he did
something almost equally significant: he found a practical means of reaching it.
In December 1908, Shackleton discovered Beardmore Glacier and followed it up
to the polar plateau, naming the mountains to the west the Queen Alexandra
Range (84°S, 169°W), and those to the east the Commonwealth Range (84°30'S,
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