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Exploring Polar Frontiers [2 volumes]: A Historical Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9781576074220
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: 2003-12-11
Number of pages: 797
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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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