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    Antarctica   Antarctica
Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas sou...
 
    Zheng He, the Chinese Admiral   Zheng He, the Chinese Admiral
In 1405, Zheng was chosen to lead the biggest naval expedition in history up to that time. Over the next 28 years (1405-1433), he commanded seven fleets that visited 37 countries, through Southeast Asia to faraway Africa and Arabia. In those years, C...
 
    Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian Polymath   Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian Polymath
Mikhail Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics...
 
    Jules Dumont d'Urville, French Explorer   Jules Dumont d'Urville, French Explorer
Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville was a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. In honour of his many valuable chartings, the D'Urville Sea off Antarc...
 
    Adrien de Gerlache, Antarctica 1897-99   Adrien de Gerlache, Antarctica 1897-99
Adrien de Gerlache, Belgian naval officer and explorer. Sailing with Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen who would later be the first to reach the South Pole, Gerlache led a scientific expedition to Antarctica in 189799. During the expedition his ship...
 
    Robert Falcon Scott, Polar Explorer   Robert Falcon Scott, Polar Explorer
"Scott of the Antarctic" is the most famous of all the Polar explorers. He is best known for his legendary and fatal attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. His team succeeded in reaching the pole, though did so a month after the Norwegian A...
 
    Roald Amundsen, 1st on the South Pole   Roald Amundsen, 1st on the South Pole
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition of 19101912 which was the first to reach the South Pole. They arrived at the South Pole on 14 December 1911, 35 days before Scott. Amundsen...
 
    Ernest Shackleton, Polar Explorer   Ernest Shackleton, Polar Explorer
Sir Ernest Shackleton is probably best known for leading a thousand mile open boat journey across the treacherous Southern Ocean after losing his ship to the crushing ice floes of the Weddell Sea. The story of the Endurance is truly amazing, but ther...
 
    Robert Scott, Journey to the South Pole   Robert Scott, Journey to the South Pole
Sir Robert Falson Scott's last journey to Antarctica, and his race for the South Pole. On November 1st 1911, twelve men, each with a pony and sledge, left Cape Evans in detachments. This included the final party of five that would push on towards...
 
    Sir Ernest Shackleton & the Endurance   Sir Ernest Shackleton & the Endurance
Description of Sir Ernest Shackleton's voyage to the Antarctic and the subsequent sinking of the Endurance, and of his heroic escape from the White Continent....
 
       
         



 
 
         
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