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
Tulokset 1 - 3 kokonaismäärästä 82
... of the Arctic Ocean Attempt to reach the North Pole from Svalbard Franz Josef
Land, Russian Arctic Attempted balloon flight to the North Pole from Svalbard
First wintering in the Antarctic Circumnavigation of Svalbard King Christian IX
... Antarctica 1956-1957 Operation Deep Freeze U.S. stations South Pole, Byrd,
Ellsworth, and Wilkes established 1956-1958 Edmund Hillary First to the South
Pole in motor vehicles 1957-1958 Finn Ronne Ellsworth Station, Filchner Ice
To the Americans, it seemed that the Norwegians were bent on ensuring that
their man got a chance at the Pole first, but they were circumvented by the
resourceful Byrd, who fashioned a raft out of the ships boats on which Josephine
Ford was ...
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Entries Listed in Chronological Order
Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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