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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Geological surveys began almost immediately after the establishment of Mawson
Station, with dog and tractor teams setting out as early as the first winter.The
highest peak, Mount Menzies (3,355 meters), was climbed on 20 December 1961
It is probable that the first landings were made by walrus hunters in the late
seventeenth or early eighteenth centuries. The earliest documented landing,
however, was that of Skeffington Lutwidge on Phipps Island on 30 July 1773.
During the ...
The Pomor inhabitants of the White Sea region of northern Russia were probably
familiar with the island and with the straits on either side of it from the early
middle ages. In 1032, Uleb is reported as having sailed from the Dvina River to
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Malygin Stepan d 1764
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