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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Other officers included lieutenants Leopold McClintock, Frederick Mecham, and
Robert Aldrich, all of whom would soon establish reputations as fine sledgers, a
subject to which McClintock in particular had devoted much thought since his first
Several Inuit bravely ventured onto the ship to be given bells, looking glasses,
and other objects, and one volunteered to pilot the ship westward to where the
Englishmen expected soon to reach open sea. Frobisher sent this Inuk back to
As a whaler, he appeared to hold neither science nor exploration in high regard,
and after permitting token investigations of the local area the following spring, he
made preparations to head south just as soon as Polaris was released from the ...
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Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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