Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia

ABC-CLIO
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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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About the author

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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Publisher
ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Dec 31, 2003
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Pages
797
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ISBN
9781576074220
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Expeditions & Discoveries
History / Polar Regions
History / World
Science / History
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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