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, ...
Having traveled almost 100 miles and attained an elevation of 2,294 meters, they
turned back on 19 July with food for just another six days. Although Peary had
reached less far than two Saami on Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld's expedition of 1883,
The snow was softer and traveling conditions less favorable than during their first
crossing, but they still managed to make it back to Thule Station by 15 September
with one sledge and just thirteen dogs. In all, they had traveled some 1,500 ...
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