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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The siege of the south pole. London: Alston Rivers, p. 64) Despite the full backing
of the Admiralty, preparations initially went badly. Two vessels were purchased.
Like HMS Endeavour (Cook's vessel on his first expedition) both were colliers, ...
The vessels selected were two corvettes, Dumont d'Urville's established
expedition vessel, the 380-ton Astrolabe, and the ... Expedition (see Wilkes,
Charles), preparations were rapid, and the vessels sailed from Toulon on 7
378 Laurie Island off Holman, much to the surprise of the HBC manager, who had
just spent all night unloading Forr Ross, an HBC vessel that had sailed from
Halifax three months before St. Roch but whose route had taken it through the ...
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Peary Robert 18561920 510
Petermann Island Antarctic Peninsula 522
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