Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia
ABC-CLIO, 2003 - Počet stran: 797
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.
Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia is the only reference work that provides a comprehensive history of polar exploration from the ancient period through the present day. The author is a noted polar scholar and offers dramatic accounts of all major explorers and their expeditions, together with separate exploration histories for specific islands, regions, and uncharted waters. He presents a wealth of fascinating information under a variety of subject entries including methods of transport, myths, achievements, and record-breaking activities.
By approaching polar exploration biographically, geographically, and topically, Mills reveals a number of intriguing connections between the various explorers, their patrons and times, and the process of discovery in all areas of the polar regions. Furthermore, he provides the reader with a clear understanding of the intellectual climate as well as the dominant social, economic, and political forces surrounding each expedition. Readers will learn why the journeys were undertaken, not just where, when, and how.
* 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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1926-1959 Lauge Koch 1927 Gino Watkins 1927 George Hubert Wilkins 1927-
1928 Lars Christensen 1928 Umberto Nobile 1928 Rudolf Samoylovich 1928
George Hubert Wilkins 1928-1929 Lars Christensen 1928-1929 George Hubert ...
178 De Long, George Pacific Ocean. Cook failed to discover an entrance, and
the little achieved by Pickersgill was in vain. Dutch whalers first visited Davis
Strait in 1614, though it was not until 100 years later that they began to make
A race against time: British North Geomagnetic Pole Expedition 1992. Hanley
Swan, England: Self- Publishing Association. George Land (Franz Josef Land)
Located at 80°30'N, 49°00'E, George Land is the largest island in Franz Josef
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Entries Listed in Chronological Order
Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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