Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia
ABC-CLIO, 2003 - 797 sivua
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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... of Lynn West Greenland 1497 John Cabot First voyage seeking the Northwest
Passage 1498 John Cabot Further explorations along the eastern seaboard of
North America Sixteenth Century 1500 G. Corte-Real South Greenland, Labrador
See also: Back, George ( 1 836- 1 837); Beechey, Frederick; Buchan, David;
Franklin, John; Kotzebue, Otto von; Lyon, George; North Pole; Northwest
Passage; Open Polar Sea; Parry, Edward; Ross, James Clark ( 1839-1843); Ross
, John ...
When nothing had been heard from Sir John for two years, proposals began to
be made for a relief expedition. At this date, it was not presumed that he had
necessarily gotten into difficulties — after all, he had two fine ships, and his
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Entries Listed in Chronological Order
Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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