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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When the sledging teams set out, they traveled in pairs—each with six or seven
men led by an officer—consisting of an “extended” and a “limited” team. The task
of the latter was to carry all supplies necessary for the first part of the journey, ...
As he traveled north, he quizzed the inhabitants as to the length of their longest
day—the chief method prior to Pytheas for establishing latitude. The figures he
recorded match well with northern Scotland (eighteen hours), the Shetland
In all, they had traveled some 1,500 miles. Across North Greenland as Two Die,
1916–1918 The ancient Inuit tent rings found in Peary Land during the First Thule
Expedition suggested to Rasmussen the possibility of mounting further ...
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