Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - History - 797 pages
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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.

* 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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Contents

A
1
B
47
C
123
D
169
E
203
F
221
G
255
H
283
P
497
Q
539
R
541
S
575
T
651
U
663
V
671
W
681

I
317
J
327
K
335
L
369
M
389
N
443
O
483
Z
723
Glossary
725
Polar Timeline A Chronological Listing of Polar Expeditions by Region
731
Selected Bibliography
741
Index
769
About the Author
797
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About the author (2003)

William James Mills was librarian and keeper of collections at the world's largest polar library, located at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

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