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Spitsbergen Explorer: Visitor's Map of the Svalbard Archipelago (Norway)

  • Illustrated biographis of 27 noted explorers
  • Colour photos and introductory text on Svalbard's plants & wildlife
  • Map showing protected areas – more than 50% of Svalbard's land area
  • Diagram charting the rising & setting of the midnight sun

Series: Ocean Explorer Maps

By: Nigel Sitwell (Author), Beau Riffenburgh (Contributor), Liz Cruwys (Contributor), Olle Carlsson (Illustrator)

colour & b/w photos, b/w illustrations, colour maps, scale: 1 : 1 000 000; dimensions 75 × 46 cm

Ocean Explorer Maps

Map | Dec 2001 | #120982 | ISBN: 0953861813
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £7.19 £7.99 (Save £0.80) $9/€8 approx

About this map

A fold-out visitor's map (scale 1 : 1,000,000), that measures approximately 75 × 46 cm (W × H) when unfolded. Covers the famous Arctic archipelago (named Spitsbergen when discovered by the Dutch in 1596, but now more commonly referred to as Svalbard – the Viking word for 'cold coast'). On one side there is a clear and uncluttered map of the archipelago, with useful annotations; on the reverse there are excellent biographical summaries of 27 noted explorers (including Horatio Nelson who came here as a 14 year old midshipman!) plus brief descriptions and colour photographs of the more common plants, invertebrates, birds and mammals.

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Entdecke Spitzbergen [Spitbergen Explorer]

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- Map of Spitsbergen
- the explorers
- plants
- invertebrates
- birds
- mammals

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