A Short History of Polar Exploration

The Pocket Essentials Guide
Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843440911
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 7184
According to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men who went to Antarctica with Captain Scott, 'Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised. ' Despite this there has never been a shortage of volunteers willing to endure the bad times in pursuit of the glory that polar exploration sometimes brings. Nick Rennison's compelling book tells the memorable stories of the men and women who have risked their lives by entering the white wastelands of the Arctic and the Antarctic, from the compelling tales of Scott, Shacklet on and Amundsen, to lesser known heroes such as Fridtjof Nansen and Robert Peary. A Short History of Polar Exploration also looks at the hold that the polar regions have often had on the imaginations of artists and writers in the last two hundred years examining the pain tings, films and literature that they have inspired.

A Short History of the United States Navy

Author: Carroll S. Alden
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532618093
Category: History
Page: 572
View: 9779
This reprinted edition contains an introduction by Captain Christopher R. Davis, US Navy (Ret.).

Nelson's Arctic Voyage

The Royal Navy’s first polar expedition 1773
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472954181
Category: Transportation
Page: 416
View: 1479
In the summer of 1773 the 14-year old Horatio Nelson took part in an expedition to the Arctic, which came close to ending his naval career before it had begun. The expedition was to find a navigable northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific, and was supported by the Royal Society and King George III. Two bomb vessels HMS Racehorse and Carcass were fitted out and strengthened under the command of Captain Hon. Constantine Phipps. It was an extremely cold Arctic summer and the ships became locked in ice far from Spitzbergen and were unable to cut their way out until days later when the wind changed and the ice broke up. The ships were extricated and returned home. On the trip, the young Nelson had command of one of the smaller boats of the ships, a four-oared cutter manned by twelve seamen. In this he helped to save the crew of a boat belonging to the Racehorse from an attack by a herd of enraged walruses. He also had a more famous encounter with a polar bear, while attempting to obtain a bearskin as a present for his father, an exploit that later became part of the Nelson legend. Drawing on the ship's journals and expedition commander Phipps' journal from the National Archives, the book creates a picture of the expedition and life on board. Using the ships' muster books it also details the ship's crews giving the different roles and ranks in the ships. The book is illustrated using some of the ship's drawings and charts and pictures of many objects used on the ship, while a navigational chart of the route taken has been created from the logbooks. The book also looks at the overall concept of naval exploration as set in train by Joseph Banks and the Royal Society. The fact that the expedition failed as a result of poor planning with potentially tragic results demonstrates the difficulties and uncertainties of such an expedition. It also looks at a great naval commander at the earliest stage of his career and considers how the experience might have shaped his later career and attitudes. Other great captains and voyages are discussed alongside Nelson, including Captain Cook and his exploration of the south seas and the later ill-fated northern journeys of Franklin and Shackleton.

Die Eroberung des Südpols

Author: Roald Amundsen
Publisher: Edition Erdmann in der marixverlag GmbH
ISBN: 3843800154
Category: Travel
Page: 240
View: 4232
Wer sich ernsthaft mit den Aufzeichnungen großer Entdeckungsreisender befasst, kommt an Roald Amundsen nicht vorbei. Als erster Mensch in der Geschichte betrat der Norweger am 14. Dezember 1911 den Südpol. "Der Glorreiche" - so die altnordische Bedeutung von Roald - ist der mit Abstand erfolgreichste Polarforscher der Arktis und Antarktis und einer der ruhmvollsten Abenteurer überhaupt. Ihm gelang, was dem bekannten britischen Polarforscher John Franklin versagt blieb: die Erstdurchquerung der Nordwestpassage. Dieser Pioniertat folgten zahlreiche weitere ruhmreiche Entdeckungen, mit denen der Norweger die unberührten Weiten von Arktis und Antarktis kartierte und die ihren Höhepunkt in der Ersterreichung des Südpols fanden. Amundsens Expeditionsbericht über Die Eroberung des Südpols ist nicht nur ein Logbuch, das die einzelnen Etappen dieser Reise dokumentiert. Es ist vor allem ein spannendes und eindringliches Zeugnis der zahlreichen Entbehrungen und Ängste, aber auch des unbeschreiblichen Triumphgefühls von einem der bedeutendsten Entdecker der Weltgeschichte.

Polar Imperative

A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America
Author: Shelagh D. Grant
Publisher: D & M Publishers
ISBN: 9781553656180
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 5176
Based on Shelagh Grant’s groundbreaking archival research and drawing on her reputation as a leading historian in the field, Polar Imperative is a compelling overview of the historical claims of sovereignty over this continent’s polar regions. This engaging, timely history examines: the unfolding implications of major climate changes the impact of resource exploitation on the indigenous peoples the current high-stakes game for control over the adjacent waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland the events, issues and strategies that have influenced claims to authority over the lands and waters of the North American Arctic, from the arrival of the first inhabitants around 3,000 BCE to the present sovereignty from a comparative point of view within North America and parallel situations in the European and Asian Arctic This book will become a standard reference on Arctic history and will redefine North Americans’ understanding of the sovereign rights and responsibilities of Canada’s northernmost region.

A First Rate Tragedy

A Brief History of Captain Scott's Antarctic Expeditions
Author: Diana Preston
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780330812
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 2724
On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought - the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between the bodies of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies which might have saved them. Why did Scott's meticulously laid plans finally end in disaster, while his rival, Norwegian Roald Amundsen, returned safely home with his crew after attaining the Pole only days before the British team? In a newly revised and updated version of her original book, Diana Preston, returns to Antarctica and explores why Scott's carefully planned expedition failed, ending in tragedy.

The Heart of the Antarctic and South

Author: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840226164
Category: Antarctica
Page: 744
View: 8804
Ernest Shackleton led two Antarctic expeditions, and died shortly after the beginning of the third. His expedition ship Endurance was trapped, then crushed in the ice, before his party could be landed, leaving his men in a hopeless situation. For months Shackleton held his party together before taking to boats and bringing everyone to safety.

A History of Antarctic Science

Author: G. E. Fogg,Gordon Elliott Fogg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521361132
Category: Nature
Page: 483
View: 1091
This book describes the development of Antarctic science over three centuries against a background of advances in techniques of travelling and working in the polar environment and changing political attitudes to a remote and unknown part of the world.

A Short History of the United States Navy

Author: George Ramsey Clark,William Oliver Stevens,Carroll Storrs Alden,Herman Frederick Krafft
Publisher: N.A
Page: 503
View: 3169

The German Arctic Expedition of 1869-1870

Author: Karl Koldewey
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954541300
Page: 668
View: 745
Die deutsche Expedition durch die Arktis in den Jahren 1869-1870 ist ein Meilenstein in der Arktisforschung. Unter der Fuhrung des Kapitans Karl Koldewey war seine Crew grossen Gefahren ausgesetzt und verloren auf ihrem Weg durch die zentralen Regionen der Arktis ihr Schiff, die "Hansa." Diese Expedition bedeutete auch einen Konkurrenzkampf zweier unterschiedlicher Schiffsgenerationen: Zwischen dem Segelschiff, der wahrend der Expedition zuruckgelassenen "Hansa" und der dampfbetriebenen "Germania." Bei diesem Buch handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe

Die schlimmste Reise der Welt

Die Antarktis-Expedition 1910-1913
Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492959083
Category: Travel
Page: 688
View: 4545
Als die Wege in die Antarktis noch "heroischen Charakter " hatten, machte sich Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Spross einer altenglischen Familie, erst 24-jährig auf, dem berühmten Polarforscher Scott zum Südpol zu folgen. Die Expedition misslang; Scott und einige seiner Gefährten verloren ihr Leben. Cherry-Garrard jedoch gelang die Heimkehr, zahnlos fast, aber von der Berufung beseelt, die Geschichte dieser unmenschlich entbehrungsreichen Mission aufzuschreiben. Die Geschichte eines Scheiterns, aber zugleich auch ein Monument der Freundschaft und des Idealismus: wie man sich in die ewige Nacht aufmacht, nur um das Ei eines Kaiserpinguins zu finden.

To the Ends of the Earth

The Truth Behind the Glory of Polar Exploration
Author: John V. H. Dippel
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1633884120
Category: History
Page: 343
View: 7541
This fascinating social history of polar expeditions examines the cultural trends that produced these daring, even reckless journeys. From the late-17th to the early 20th century, intrepid explorers from America and Europe risked (and sometimes lost) their lives exploring the forbidding, uncharted landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica. What drove these men to undertake these seemingly impossible journeys? In this deeply researched book, author John Dippel makes a convincing case that dozens of polar expeditions were motivated less by courageous idealism than personal ambition and national rivalries. The author traces the ways in which men of unbridled ambition responded to society's need for heroes by masking their true intentions behind patriotic sentiments or noble claims about advancing science. In so doing they frequently put their own lives and those of the men in their command at enormous risk. At the same time, they projected an attitude of cultural superiority, looking down on indigenous arctic people. Their disrespect and ignorance of native means of transportation, diet, shelter, and knowledge of the terrain often led explorers into disaster, where men perished from starvation and exposure or nearly lost their minds. In the end, the failure of so many polar expeditions exposed the limits of humanity's control of nature and helped to undermine faith in inevitable progress. Readers who have heard of the incredible exploits of such famous explorers as Robert F. Scott, Roald Amundsen, James Cook, and Robert Peary will find in this book an intriguing explanation for what impelled these men to endure unimaginable cold, near-starvation, and years of isolation at the ends of the earth.

Over the Top of the World

Explorer Will Steger's Trek Across the Arctic
Author: Will Steger,Jon Bowermaster
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613194143
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9722
An account of explorer Will Steger's expedition from Russia to Canada by way of the North Pole, traveling by dog sled and canoe.

In Nacht und Eis. Die Norwegische Polarexpedition 1893 - 1896

Erster Band
Author: Fridtjof Nansen
Publisher: Hansebooks
ISBN: 9783741157288
Page: 572
View: 1639
In Nacht und Eis. Die Norwegische Polarexpedition 1893 - 1896 - Erster Band ist ein unveränderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1898. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernährung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitäten erhältlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bücher neu und trägt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch für die Zukunft bei.

The Soviet Arctic

Author: Pier Horensma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113493663X
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 702
The Soviet Arctic is the first book to consider Soviet policy in this area from an historian's point of view. Horensma assesses the importance of historic legacies to current Soviet Arctic policy and their consequences on an international level. The book also discusses the significance of historic precedents in the determination of polar sovereignty.

A Short History of the USSR.

Author: Akademiia nauk SSSR. Institut istorii
Publisher: N.A
Category: Soviet Union
Page: N.A
View: 1708

Slicing the Silence

Voyaging to Antarctica
Author: Tom Griffiths
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674026339
Category: History
Page: 399
View: 421
The author reflects on his experiences exploring Antarctica, the last true wilderness.

The Life of Sir John Franklin, R.N.

Author: Henry Duff Traill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110804512X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 490
View: 3832
A personal memoir of Polar explorer Sir John Franklin, based on family documents and originally published in 1896.

21 Meilen vom Südpol

Author: Ernest H. Shackleton
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3864441986
Page: 420
View: 7451
Shackletons ber hmter Reisebericht von seiner S dpolexpedition. Nachdruck des Originals von 1909.

The Brief History of the Dead

Author: Kevin Brockmeier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848546319
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 2550
'A prodigy of imagination, insight and overwhelming tenderness' Independent 'Remember me when I'm gone' just took on a whole new meaning . . . Laura Byrd is in trouble. Three weeks ago she and her friends found themselves alone in one of the coldest, most remote places on earth. Her friends set out in search of help, and now Laura realises that they are not coming back. So she gathers her remaining supplies and sets out on an extraordinary journey. Meanwhile in another city, more and more people arrive every day. Each has a different story to tell, but their accounts have one thing in common - it was their final journey. For this is the city of the dead. And the link between this city and Laura's journey lies at the heart of this remarkable novel. The Brief History of the Dead tells a magical story about our lives - about our place in the world, our connections with each other, and what happens to us all after our deaths. It is a story of spellbinding power and imagination, which resonates long after the final page.