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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38 Atkinson, Edward worrying state of health led Cherry-Garrard to turn back on
10 March. On that day, Scott was just 60 miles farther south. Cherry-Garrard's
return to Hut Point on 16 March with no news of the Polar Party did not initially ...
The next sighting was by James Clark Ross early in March 1841, when he spent
four days off the islands. Following brief sightings by Thomas Tapsell on another
Enderby Brothers' voyage in February 1850 and by Mercator Cooper in ...
With the winds favorable for crossing the pack, Colbeck chose to sail Morning to
the Auckland Islands, the agreed rendezvous, which it finally reached on 20
March — the last ship to do so — having battled against contrary winds for much
of its ...
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Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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