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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His aim was, if possible, to fly as far as Moltke Nunatak, the farthest point
surveyed by Wilhelm Filchner in 1912. But with fuel running low, he was forced to
turn back, having followed the ice cliff for 250 miles without any sign of its coming
to an ...
Coasting farther north, a polynya enabled them to keep close to shore for much of
the way, but once beyond that they were forced away from land, making it more
difficult to distinguish the now low-lying land from the surrounding sea, both ...
Five hours later and 450 miles out over the pack ice, they were forced down by a
misfiring engine at 77°45′N, 175°W. This was the firstlanding on the Arctic pack
and was made without difficulty on a relatively level ice floe. Wilkins had always ...
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