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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... Baffin Island 1861 Otto Torell Spitsbergen and North East Land, Svalbard 1864
Adolf Erik Nordenskiold Spitsbergen, Edge Island, and Barents Island 1864-1869
Charles Francis Hall Repulse Bay, Melville Peninsula, and King William Island ...
Alexander Richard Glen inherited leadership of the 1933 Oxford University
expedition to Spitsbergen when the appointed leader got badly frostbitten
sledging in northern Canada. His eighteen-man party was to conduct a
topographic survey ...
Croft and Whatman spent the last days of the expedition across Hinlopen Strait,
mountaineering in the Stubendorff and Chydenius Ranges of Spitsbergen before
continuing on to Ice Fjord, where they were picked up by MS Heimland on 21 ...
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Entries Listed in Chronological Order
Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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