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by. Currie, Stephen, 1960-. Describes the history of the exploration of the continent of Antarctica.

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From the heroic age of 19th century exploration to to the present day, Antarctica has been the site for scientific discoveries and cutting edge science. Discovering Antarctica. Interactive teaching and learning resources on Antarctica from RGS-IBG in partnership with BAS and supported by UK FCO.

The Lucent Books Exploration and Discovery series offers young readers insight into how humans have expanded their knowledge of the map of the world

The Lucent Books Exploration and Discovery series offers young readers insight into how humans have expanded their knowledge of the map of the world. Books in this series focus on discoveries in physical geography and the explorers who ventured into unfamiliar territory to map unknown mountains, forests, islands, and deserts. Primary and secondary quotes enliven the text, bringing to life all the adventure and drama of exploration and discovery.

Exploration in Antarctica today is vastly different from its beginnings. Perhaps most notably, though the early explorers were all men from Western Europe, today, men and women (including me!) of all nationalities investigate the secrets of this last continent.

Antarctica - Antarctica - History: A great many nations, large and small, played important roles in the discovery and exploration of Antarctica. Who first saw the continent is controversial.

Antarctica was the transition. Most observers assumed that technology drove discovery. In sailing beyond the realm of previous exploration, they also journeyed beyond the realm of expectation about how discovery might be done and what constituted an explorer. Voyager as spacecraft. Twice before-in 1882 and 1932-a global science had rallied for polar years. Surely without rockets and remote-sensing devices, the age could not have unfurled.

Who first saw Antarctic ice, and who first discovered Antarctica? Read all about The History of Antarctica and . Two epic Enderby Brothers voyages exploring East Antarctica were led by John Biscoe in 1831 and by John Balleny in 1839

Who first saw Antarctic ice, and who first discovered Antarctica? Read all about The History of Antarctica and the great explorers and discoverers here. Two epic Enderby Brothers voyages exploring East Antarctica were led by John Biscoe in 1831 and by John Balleny in 1839. If Davis’s crew didn’t land in 1821, a New York-based whaler named Mercator Cooper led the first Antarctic landing, on the Ross Sea coast in 1853, and it was a US sealer, Erasmus Rogers, who made the first landing on Heard Island in 1855. Ship-based National Exploration. Ships discovering Antarctica.

The history of Antarctica emerges from early Western theories of a vast continent, known as Terra Australis, believed to exist in the far south of the globe

The history of Antarctica emerges from early Western theories of a vast continent, known as Terra Australis, believed to exist in the far south of the globe. The term Antarctic, referring to the opposite of the Arctic Circle, was coined by Marinus of Tyre in the 2nd century AD. The rounding of the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn in the 15th and 16th centuries proved that Terra Australis Incognita ("Unknown Southern Land"), if it existed, was a continent in its own right

On reaching Antarctica and after some initial explorations along the coast, the Discovery made its way to McMurdo Sound where winter quarters were to be established.

On reaching Antarctica and after some initial explorations along the coast, the Discovery made its way to McMurdo Sound where winter quarters were to be established. She was frozen in for the winter in the protected waters of the sound in 1902 and remained there over the next nearly two years until February 1904.

Looks at the history of explorations and voyages to Antarctica.
Antarctica (Exploration and Discovery.) download epub
Education & Reference
Author: Stephen Currie
ISBN: 1590184955
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Education & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Lucent (December 5, 2003)
Pages: 112 pages