More Resources – Explorers (Historic)



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Historic Explorers – More Resources

John Huston and Tyler Fish’s Forward Expeditions website offers a succinct overview of the history of Arctic Ocean and North Pole exploration, beginning with Nansen in 1893. The site also includes links for continued study. The historical information provides a context for Huston and Fish’s attempt to ski unsupported to the North Pole in the spring of 2009.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s Polar Discovery Project offers a look at Arctic exploration history going back to 330 B.C.. The site is funded by the National Science Foundation and is part of the International Polar Year.


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