Arctic explorations

the second and last United States Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin : beautifully illustrated with many elegant steel engravings, and more than two hundred and fifty wood engravings, from original designs
  • 766 Pages
  • 1.73 MB
  • English
R.W. Bliss and Company, R.J. Trumbull & Co. , Hartford, Conn, Toledo, O, San Francisco, Cal
Kane, Elisha Kent, -- 1820-1857, Franklin, John, -- Sir, -- 1786-1847, Grinnell Expedition, 2d, 1853-1855, Northwest Passage, Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Ame
Other titlesArctic explorations in the years 1853, "54, "55
Statementby Elisha Kent Kane ; with a biographical sketch of the author by Prof. Charles W. Shields
ContributionsShields, Charles W. 1825-1904
The Physical Object
Pagination766 p., [23] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15007165M

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Through the eyes of the ship’s scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells, we encounter the Narwhal ‘s crew, its commander, and the far-north culture of the Esquimaux. Your first book is The First Crossing of Greenland, by Nobel Peace Prize winner Fridtjof Nansen.

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Chet Ross Rare Books specializes in first person narratives and scientific research related to exploration of the Polar Regions. Arctic First person narratives and ephemera related to expeditions into the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. This list of Arctic expeditions is a timeline of historic Arctic exploration and explorers of the Arctic 15th century.

Didrik Pining and Hans Pothorst mark the first of the cartographic expeditions to Greenland Arctic Mission of two 15m sailboats led by Pen Hadow made it to 80° 10' N, sailing from and returning to Nome, Alaska.

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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. Arctic Explorations By Elisha Kent Kane. Elisha Kent Kane (February 28, - February 16, ) was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century.

He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Author: Elisha Kent Kane. Arctic exploration is the physical exploration of the Arctic region of the Earth. It refers to the historical period during which mankind has explored the region north of the Arctic Circle.

Historical records suggest that humankind have explored the northern extremes since BC, when the ancient Greek sailor Pytheas reached a frozen sea while attempting to find a source of the metal tin.

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Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, – March 9, ) was an American explorer who accompanied Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years. They spent a total of 18 years on expeditions together. He is best known for his participation in the expedition that claimed to have reached the geographic North Pole on April 6, Born: Matthew Alexander Henson, August 8.

His Polhøgda mansion is now home to the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, an independent foundation which engages in research on environmental, energy and resource management politics.

Just a life – the story of Fridtjof Nansen was released, a Norwegian/Soviet biographical film with Knut Wigert as 10 OctoberStore Frøen, Christiania, Norway. The retreat “stands in the annals of Arctic exploration as [an] archetype of victory in defeat Arctic Explorations lay for a decade with the Bible on almost literally every parlor table in America” (DAB V, ).

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