Historical Atlas of the Arctic

Historical Atlas of the Arctic

by Derek Hayes
     
 

Including reproductions of numerous maps produced over hundreds of years, this volume describes the exploration of the arctic and the gradual expansion of human knowledge about the polar region. The emphasis is on explorations that resulted in significant discoveries Paths and destinations of the expeditions from the 16th century to the present described in some…  See more details below

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Including reproductions of numerous maps produced over hundreds of years, this volume describes the exploration of the arctic and the gradual expansion of human knowledge about the polar region. The emphasis is on explorations that resulted in significant discoveries Paths and destinations of the expeditions from the 16th century to the present described in some detail. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Library Journal
The author of two previous historical atlases (Historical Atlas of the North Pacific Ocean and Historical Atlas of Canada), as well as First Crossing, an account of Alexander Mackenzie's expedition across North America, Hayes has assembled a remarkable corpus of more than 300 original maps, beautifully reproduced in full color, that document exploration of the Arctic regions over the past 500 years. The great impetus was originally the search for the Northeast and Northwest Passages to reach East Asia by sea. The subsequent race for the North Pole by land, sea, and air has inspired explorers for the past century and a half. The maps included come from the United States, Russia, Canada, Norway, and Greenland and are accompanied by informative text discussing all of the major expeditions for the general reader. There is also a complete "map catalog" and a useful bibliography. This handsomely produced publication is recommended for all libraries, especially those with cartographical collections.-Edward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Pierce, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781553650041
Publisher:
D&M Publishers Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 12.88(h) x 1.04(d)

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