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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As it turned out, it was to be left to Scott the following season to resolve this issue.
Armitage decided that at most he could attempt a brief ski excursion before taking
Macfarlane back to safety, but not before making a hair- raising climb up ...
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 arouse concern
. On the basis of times made by other parties on their return journeys, Atkinson ...
Searching for Discovery, 1 902- 1 903 Although Scott's instructions did not
require him to winter his ship in Antarctica, they made that prospect likely since
he was led to understand that more would be accomplished by wintering his
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Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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