Folio (300 x 210 mm), pp. 722; blue cloth; dust-jacket.
A historical chronology of all Antarctic regions compiled during 25 years at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, by its former Archivist. This book lists the voyages to the far southern parts of the Earth, in particular to Antarctica, from those directly engaged in exploration and research, to sealers and whalers exploiting its resources, to those accidental discoveries made by early merchants blown off course. The record begins in 700 BC and continues to the present. Detailed entries for expeditions and related historical events provide a thorough and useful guide to the history of the Antarctic and its surrounding territories. A comprehensive introduction describes its evolution and structure. Maps and plates are included to show the development of knowledge of the far south, the locations of places mentioned in the text, and events of several selected expeditions.
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