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This one-stop reference is an ideal source for an individual attracted to the North and South Poles, even if their curiosity pertains to heritage, natural world, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

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• Introduces traditional phenomena and wildlife came upon on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present matters relating to weather swap and its effect at the polar regions

• Furnishes scholars with an realizing of territorial claims and political concerns surrounding the North and South Poles

• comprises cross-references to permit readers to attract connections among topics

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1 (1906): 27ă29. Amundsen, R. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition. New York: L. Keedick, 1913. Hinks, A. ‰ Geographical Journal 103, no. 4 (1944): 160ă80. Sverdrup, H. ‰ Arctic (Arctic Institute of North America) 12, no. 4 (1959): 221ă36. S. Antarctic Program located near the geographic South Pole. Construction of the station began in November 1956 as part of the scientific efforts of the United States during the International Geophysical Year (1957/1958). The station is named after the polar explorers and researchers Roald Amundsen (1872ă1928) and Robert Scott (1868ă1912).

Km). All of EdgeŒya, BarentsŒya, and several small islands and the waters surrounding them are part of the SŒraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve (78° N 22° E). The island was first noted as being discovered in the seventeenth century by whalers. Some believe the first to visit the island were the Pomory of northern Russia. The island is named after the English whaler and sealer Thomas Edge (1588ă1624), an employee of the Muscovy Company. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the island was used by Norwegian polar bear hunters.

Amundsen was 55 years old at the time of his disappearance. Victoria M. Breting-Garcia Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station | 25 See also: AmundsenăScott South Pole Station; Amundsen Sea; Antarctic Circle; Antarctic Ice Sheet; Arctic Ocean; Canadian Arctic Archipelago; Northeast Passage; Northwest Passage; Ross Sea Further Reading American Geographical Society. ‰ Bulletin of the American Geographical Society 38, no. 1 (1906): 27ă29. Amundsen, R. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition.

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