Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration: The Threshold of the Unknown Region (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration: The Threshold of the Unknown Region (Paperback)
zoom

Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration: The Threshold of the Unknown Region (Paperback)

(author)
£27.99
Paperback 396 Pages / Published: 22/05/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
An eminent geographer, Clements Markham (1830-1916) had searched for Sir John Franklin in the Arctic as a young man in the Royal Navy. This stimulated his lifelong passion for the polar regions. Published in 1873, this historical review of Arctic exploration was based on extensive research at the Royal Geographical Society, of which Markham was then secretary and later president. The chapters include coverage of early explorers from the sixteenth century, the voyages of Barents and Hudson, Dutch and English whaling voyages around Spitsbergen, exploration of Greenland's east coast, expeditions into Baffin Bay and Smith Sound, Russian discoveries, and possibilities for scientific progress. A discussion of the best route for future British exploration is provided, with an appendix setting out the case for the expedition of 1875-6. Illustrated with a number of maps, Markham's book keenly sought to stimulate further polar exploration by his countrymen.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108074858
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps
Added to basket
Map Of A Nation
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
An Historical Atlas of Hertfordshire
Added to basket
Atlas of Irish History
Added to basket
Middlesbrough (North) 1893
Added to basket
£2.95
Sheet map, folded
London: A History in Maps
Added to basket
Great Maps
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Making of the English Landscape
Added to basket
Birmingham: A History in Maps
Added to basket
Great Railway Maps of the World
Added to basket
Dublin 1847: city of the Ordnance Survey
Added to basket
The Making of the British Landscape
Added to basket
Bradshaw's Railway Folded Map 1907
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.