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British polar exploration and research a historical and medallic record with biographies, 1818-1999 by N. W. Poulsom

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Published by Savannah in London .
Written in English



  • Polar regions,
  • Great Britain


  • Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Polar regions -- Discovery and exploration.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Neville W. Poulsom in collaboration with J.A.L. Myres.
ContributionsMyres, J. A. L.
LC ClassificationsG634 .P68 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 729 p. :
Number of Pages729
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4023421M
ISBN 101902366050
LC Control Number2001409926

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This list is for recognised pioneering explorers of the polar does not include subsequent travelers and expeditions. Polar explorersExploration by region: Asia, Europeans in Tibet, Central . “Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised.” ― Apsley Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World 17 likes.   It has been called the greatest disaster in the history of polar exploration. Led by Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, two state-of-the-art ships and hand-picked menthe best and the brightest of the British empiresailed from Greenland on J in search of the elusive Northwest by: 9. The reason I chose this book is that it was the beginning of modern polar exploration. Nansen devised a technique using skis, and – by devising specialised equipment – particularly the broad-runnered sledge. The main point was that by the application of technology, and by abandoning any kind of emotion, he demythologised polar exploration.

Franklin's lost expedition was a British voyage of Arctic exploration led by Captain Sir John Franklin that departed from England in aboard two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and was assigned to traverse the last unnavigated section of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian expedition met with disaster after both ships and their crews, a total of officers and men, became.   The long-lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, researchers have said, in a discovery that. Want an Arctic Book or Antarctic Book? You are in the right place. We have rare antiquarian and secondhand books, scientific papers, reports, photographs, maps and ephemera on Antarctica, the Arctic, the Polar regions including Greenland and Iceland as well as on exploration.   A Brief Timeline of Polar Exploration Below is a selected timeline highlighting exploration and expeditions to Arctic regions in the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. This timeline has been created using information located in the findings aids from related collections in the Library's Manuscript Division.

Polar exploration is the exploration of the lands around the North and South poles. The poles are the coldest and most remote regions on Earth. The North Pole is in the Arctic Ocean, which is covered by a huge, floating ice sheet. The South Pole is on land, in the frozen continent of Antarctica. First US edition of the official account of the first Fram expedition, "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (PMM), undertaken "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography).   Polar exploration. During the 19th century most European people were more interested in Arctic exploration. British explorers first headed to the North Pole after the Napoleonic Wars ended. The Royal Navy had a surfeit of ships when the conflict ended and decided to send them north to find a route through the fabled North West Passage. This heavily illustrated book is an account of a German Arctic expedition, published in –4 by its commander Karl Koldewey (–) and in this English translation in The states of northern Germany had a long tradition of trade and exploration in northern waters.