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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... Henry (1806-1875), 339 Kemp Land (Antarctica), 342 Kemp, Peter (d. 1834),
342 Kennedy, William (1814-1890), 342 Kerguelen Islands (Sub-Antarctic), 344
Kerguelen-Tremarec, Yves (1734-1797), 347 King Charles Land (Svalbard), ...
Robertson Land, Princess Land and Banzare Coast Fourth Norvegia expedition.
Antarctic circumnavigation and discovery of Princess Ranghild Coast King
Christian IX Land and the Inland Ice, Greenland Umanak, West Greenland, and
... Parry Channel Baffin Island Banks Island Bylot Island Ellesmere Island
Herschel Island King William Island Prince of Wales Island Somerset Island
Victoria Island Queen Elizabeth Islands Parry Islands Bathurst Island Beechey
Island Borden ...
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Entries Listed in Chronological Order
Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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