Released on 2006-01-03Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage

Author: Alan Day

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081086519X

Category: History

Page: 474

View: 525

The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.
Released on 2008-04-02Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America

Author: Robin Inglis

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864061

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 586

The Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America tells of the heroic endeavors and remarkable achievements, the endless speculation about a northwest passage, and the fighting and manipulation for commercial advantage that surrounded this terrain. This is done through an introductory essay, a detailed chronology, an extensive bibliography, modern maps and selected historical maps and drawings, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries.
Released on 2005-10-18Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

Author: Max Quanchi

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865280

Category: History

Page: 770

View: 932

The South Seas, as this region used to be called, conjured up images of adventure, belles and savages, romance and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really an exercise in amazing logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on global exploration and discovery would not be complete without this book by Quanchi and Robson. It is ambitious and informative and includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook and Dampier, as well as the intriguing stories of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading. There are more than just dry facts in this book. It has a whiff of salt air, the clash of empires, cross-cultural beach encounters and personal adventure.
Released on 2015-05-05Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier

Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier

Author: Jay H. Buckley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442249592

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 896

The Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier covers early Euro-American exploration and development of frontiers in North America. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on explorers, adventurers, traders, religious orders, developers, and indigenous peoples.
Released on 2008Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America

Author: Robin Inglis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0810855518

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 602

"Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America tells of the heroic endeavors and remarkable achievements, the endless speculation about a northwest passage, and the fighting and manipulation for commercial advantage that surrounded this terrain. This is done through an introductory essay, a detailed chronology, an extensive bibliography, modern maps and selected historical maps and drawings, and more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries. Entries cover the native people; scientists and artists; the numerous voyages taken by such men as Vitus Bering, James Cook, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, and George Vancouver; overland expeditions, such as those of Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and David Thompson: and maritime fur traders, including George Dixon, Grigorii Shelikhov, Robert Gray, and William Sturgis. No other dictionary is dedicated solely to the coverage of this region."--BOOK JACKET.
Released on 2005Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

Author: Max Quanchi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015063262284

Category: History

Page: 297

View: 238

The long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were an exercise in logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. This ambitious and informative reference includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook and Dampier, as well as the intriguing stories of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are cross-referenced entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading.
Released on 2015-05-07Categories History

Historical Dictionary of the British Empire

Historical Dictionary of the British Empire

Author: Kenneth J. Panton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810875241

Category: History

Page: 766

View: 353

The Historical Dictionary of the British Empire covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Released on 2007Categories

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591585252

Category:

Page: 740

View: 667

For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.
Released on 2010-03Categories History

Arctic Labyrinth

Arctic Labyrinth

Author: Glyn Williams

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520269958

Category: History

Page: 460

View: 589

The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage--an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia--obsessed explorers for centuries. Until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors--entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism--in pursuit of a futile goal. Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage.
Released on 2009-07-01Categories History

The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage

The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage

Author: Alan Day

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810868350

Category: History

Page: 417

View: 645

The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.
Released on 2012-04-15Categories History

Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil

Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil

Author: Ross Coen

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602231696

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 132

In 1969, an icebreaking tanker, the SS Manhattan, was commissioned by Humble Oil to transit the Northwest Passage in order to test the logistical and economic feasibility of an all-marine transportation system for Alaska North Slope crude oil. Proposed as an alternative to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the Manhattan made two voyages to the North American Arctic and collected volumes of scientific data on ice conditions and the behavior of ships in ice. Although the Manhattan successfully navigated the Northwest Passage—closing a five-hundred-year chapter of Arctic exploration by becoming the first commercial vessel to do so—the expedition ultimately demonstrated the impracticality of moving crude oil using icebreaking ships. Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil details this historic voyage, establishing its significant impact on the future of marine traffic and resource development in the Arctic and setting the stage for the current oil crisis.