Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia by William James Mills

By William James Mills

Exploring Polar Frontiers: A historic Encyclopedia is the one reference paintings that gives a accomplished historical past of polar exploration from the traditional interval during the ultra-modern. the writer is a famous polar student and gives dramatic debts of all significant explorers and their expeditions, including separate exploration histories for particular islands, areas, and uncharted waters. He offers a wealth of interesting info less than numerous topic entries together with equipment of shipping, myths, achievements, and record-breaking activities.By coming near near polar exploration biographically, geographically, and topically, turbines unearths a few exciting connections among a number of the explorers, their buyers and instances, and the method of discovery in all components of the polar areas. in addition, he offers the reader with a transparent figuring out of the highbrow weather in addition to the dominant social, financial, and political forces surrounding each one excursion. Readers will research why the trips have been undertaken, not only the place, whilst, and the way.

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Tom Griffiths, Dr. Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith, Robert Headland, Sir Wally Herbert, Dr. Brian Powell, Dr. Beau Riffenburgh, Jason Roberts, Dr. Gordon Robin, Peter Rymill, The Hon. Alexandra Shackleton, Hilary Shibata, Ann Simpson, Dr. John Smellie, Peter Speak, Dr. Peter Steele, Dr. Charles Swithinbank, Mike Tarver, Kelly Tyler, Professor Peter Wadhams, Dr. David Wilson, and Dr. Urban Wråkberg. All these assisted in the writing of Exploring Polar Frontiers, but I alone bear responsibility for the resulting text.

Station Amundsen-Scott at the South Pole by Operation Deep Freeze in 1956–1957. See also: Airships; Amundsen, Roald; Andrée, Salomon; Balloons; Byrd, Richard; Chkalov,Valeriy; Cope, John; Drifting Ice Stations; Ellsworth, Lincoln; Hoel,Adolf; Koch, Lauge (1926–1959); Mawson, Douglas; Operation Deep Freeze; Operation Highjump; Papanin, Ivan; Rasmussen, Knud (1932–1933); Riiser-Larsen, Hjalmar (1929–1930); Sedov, Georgiy; Shackleton, Ernest (1921–1922); Shmidt, Otto; Watkins, Gino (1930–1931); Wilkins, George Hubert References and further reading: Armstrong, T.

At the Scott Polar Research Institute, it has been my privilege to work alongside several historians of the first rank, both colleagues and visitors. Among the former, Robert Headland has always been more than generous with his support and advice. No one could possibly know more concerning polar history. His Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events (1989) is one of the two pillars upon which this book is founded. C. to 1915 by the institute’s former archivist Clive Holland.

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