Umberto Nobile was an airship designer and pilot who became an Arctic explorer. In 1926 he flew the airship 'Norge' from Rome to Teller in Alaska, by way of the North Pole. He returned to the Arctic in 1928 with the airship 'Italia' and disappeared on 25 May the same year. This is the story of the 'Italia', put into the context of the airship age.
This book is the story of a central historical phenomenon of the last half of the second millennium AD; namely, the geographic westward shift of world power and influence. It features tribes and individuals who made breakthroughs that led the world's westward march.
An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912
Before Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploration of the Antarctic waters in 1914, Captain Roald Amundsen led a courageous team through ice-chocked waters to become the first expedition to reach the South Pole in 1911. Read the fascinating account of his journey in The South Pole. "Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag on the South Pole on December ......
The schooner Bowdoin was designed and built in 1921 in Maine under the direction of naval officer and explorer Donald MacMillan. She is the only American schooner built specifically for Arctic exploration, and has sailed above the Arctic circle 29 times. Though named for Bowdoin College, the Bowdoin is owned by the Maine Maritime Academy, where it ......
This is a true story of greed, exploration, murder, wasted efforts, life and death struggles, insubordination, incredible seamanship, and extraordinary bushmanship, amid government bungling and Aboriginal resistance, during South Australia's first attempt at colonising their Northern Territory in 1864.
This biography covers Livingstone's life and examines his relationship with his family who were the main casualties of his endless explorations. It looks at his legacy through to the modern day; he was an immensely curious person and made many observations of the flora and fauna. His legacy includes maps, geographical observations and samples.