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Exploring Polar Frontiers (2-Volume Set): A Historical Encyclopedia

By: William James Mills

795 pages, b/w photos, illustrations, maps


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #145926 | ISBN: 1576074226
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About this book

Comprehensive encyclopedic reference to the history of polar exploration from the ancient period through to the present day. By approaching polar exploration biographically, geographically, and topically, Mills reveals a number of intriguing connections between the various explorers, their patrons and times, and the process of discovery in all areas of the polar regions. Furthermore, he provides a clear understanding of the intellectual climate, as well as the dominant social, economic, and political forces surrounding each expedition.

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