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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Having lost so many dogs the previous fall, only twenty now remained, forcing the
men to relay the sledges. On 25 March, they left the coastal ice in Dove Bay and
climbed onto the Inland Ice. There, near-constant blizzards delayed them ...
Much of Baffin Island farther north remained unexplored, and the first surveys
were made of the Aggo Bay/Cape Hallowell area and of the extensive region
between Gifford Inlet on the southern coast and Admiralty Inlet and Eclipse
Yet navigation devices remained crude—an astrolabe or cross-staff to measure
star altitude, a compass to register heading, and a plumb line to sound depths.
The enigma was longitude, which could be only roughly guessed by combining
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