Title A History of Polar Exploration
Binding Large Hardcover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Publisher New York Dial Press 1974
0803737386 / 9780803737389
Seller ID 2202967
New York: Dial Press. 1974. 208 pp. Front endpapers illustrated with a map of the North Pole. Rear endpapers illustrated with a map of the South Pole. David Mountfield opens his book with a thoughtful essay on the motives of the explorers and what we have learned from their achievements. His history of the exploration begins at the beginning--with Pytheas of Massalia in the 3rd century B.C., and examines what is known of the voyages of the Vikings. The book ends in the present, with the massive expeditions and international cooperation... Over 200 illustrations, 24 in colour. Includes maps.CONTENTS: Introduction; The First Arctic Explorers; The Quest for Trade Routes, the 16th Century; The Quest for Trade Routes, the 17th Century; The Russians in the North; The Approach to Antarctica; Opening the Canadian Arctic; The Search for the South Magnetic Pole; The Franklin Saga; The Americans in the North; The Arctic Drift; The Pace Quickens; For Science or Glory; The North Pole; The South Pole; The Antarctic after Scott; The Arctic after Peary; The Polar Regions Since 1945; Appendix; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index. KEYWORDS: DAVID MOUNTFIELD HISTORY POLAR EXPLORATION ADVENTURE NAUTICAL Condition Notes: Very good.