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Author: Maxine Snowden
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2003.
Series: --for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heroism and horror abound in these true stories of 16 great explorers who journeyed to the Arctic and Antarctic regions, two exquisite and unique ice wildernesses. Recounted are the exciting North Pole adventures of Erik the Red in 982 and the elusive searches for the?Northwest Passage" and?Farthest North" of Henry Hudson, Fridtjof Nansen, Fredrick Cook, and Robert Peary. Coverage of the South Pole begins with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Snowden, Maxine.
Polar Explorers for Kids : Historic Expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic with 21 Activities.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2003
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Snowden
ISBN: 9781613742631 1613742630 9781613742617 1613742614
OCLC Number: 833771329
Description: 1 online resource (162 pages).
Contents: Arctic: Arctic exploration time line --
Erik the Red reaches Greenland --
John Davis dances with Inuit and explores the Davis Straits and Labrador --
Henry Hudson ventures Northwest and Northeast in search of a passage --
William Parry explores Lancaster sound and beyond --
John Franklin leads Arctic exploration's biggest disaster --
Fridtjof Nansen travels " farthest north" and Roald Amundsen discovers the Northwest passage --
Robert Peary and Fredrick Cook race to the North Pole --
Gretel Ehrlich explores Greenland's nature and its native peoples --
Antarctic: Antarctic exploration time line --
Captain James Cook's three voyages to Antarctica's edge --
James Clark Ross explores Antarctica by ship --
Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen race to the South Pole --
Ernest Shackleton attempts to cross Antarctica --
Admiral Richard E. Byrd is first to fly over the South Pole --
Scientist Bill Green studies Antarctic Lakes.
Series Title: --for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Maxine Snowden.

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Heroism and horror abound in these true stories of 16 great explorers who journeyed to the Arctic and Antarctic regions, two exquisite and unique ice wildernesses. Recounted are the exciting North Pole adventures of Erik the Red in 982 and the elusive searches for the?Northwest Passage" and?Farthest North" of Henry Hudson, Fridtjof Nansen, Fredrick Cook, and Robert Peary. Coverage of the South Pole begins with Captain Cook in 1772; continues through the era of land grabbing and the race to reach the Pole with James Clark Ross, Roald Amundsen, Robert Scott, and Ernest Shackleton; and end.

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