polar exploration

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polar exploration:

see AntarcticaAntarctica
, the fifth largest continent, c.5,500,000 sq mi (14,245,000 sq km), asymmetrically centered on the South Pole and almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle. Geology and Geography

Antarctica consists of two major regions: W Antarctica (c.
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; Arctic, theArctic, the
northernmost area of the earth, centered on the North Pole. The arctic regions are not coextensive with the area enclosed by the Arctic Circle (lat. 66°30'N) but are usually defined by the irregular and shifting 50°F; (10°C;) July isotherm that closely
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NATIONAL DAY OF TUNISIA 1831: The magnetic North Pole was located by Sir James Clark Ross on his Arctic exploration expedition with Admiral Parry.
Together with an Inuk, William Ouligbuck, and an Ojibway, Thomas Mistegan, Rae accomplished one of the most important expeditions in the history of Arctic exploration.
It is indisputable that colonialism, racism, and sexism were inherent in Arctic exploration, and Hanrahan legitimately highlights their existence; given Bartlett's iconic status, this perspective also shows courage on her part.
Along with following the real-life expeditions, the reading public of the time was captivated by the abstracted concept of the vast frozen north, and tales of Arctic exploration entered the genre of fiction throughout the 1800s.
Then, in Stranraer, Paul discovers a legacy of Arctic exploration and an old can of bully beef.
The launch unveiled the LEGO Harry Potter range, LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron, LEGO City Arctic exploration range and robotics powered LEGO BOOST in India.
Capelotti might have provided a broader overview of newspapers' stunt-publishing in the period, giving readers a sense of where Arctic exploration fit into their commercial strategic plans.
A deeply interesting work on the psychology of adventurers, The Spectral Arctic is a sound addition to the canon of Arctic exploration literature.
Most importantly, despite being faced with scepticism and sexism from the outset, Boyd earned the respect of her polar peers, the first woman to be accepted into the exclusive world of Arctic exploration on purely her own merits.
"In doing so, he accomplished one of the most significant expeditions in the history of Arctic exploration.
But it was Franklin's final expedition, to discover the sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, that cemented his place in the history of Arctic exploration. Franklin and his crew set out in two ships, the Erebus and the Terror.

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