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Expedition Relics from High Arctic Greenland: Eight Decades of Exploration History, Told through 102 Objects (2022)


A history of Euro-American exploration through 101 artifacts. Protected by remote tundra, undisturbed artifacts from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century expeditions into Greenland provide a unique window into the history of exploration. Expedition Relics from High Artic Greenland reveals the grueling story of European-American exploration through 101 of these artifacts—from personal documents and carvings to professional equipment and supplies. Discovered at thirty-two sites along Greenland’s northwest coast, these sundry artifacts chart the history of American, British, and Scandinavian exploration in the Artic from 1853 through 1934. Beautifully illustrated, this book offers unprecedented access to one of the most remarkable eras of geographical discovery.

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Authors & Contributors
Guly, Henry
Cronon, William
Staley, Richard A.
Loo, Tina
Keller, Richard C.
Kaalund, Nanna Katrine Lüders
Journal of Medical Biography
Journal of Historical Geography
British Journal for the History of Science
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Journal for Maritime Research: Britian, the Sea and Global History
Book History
Palgrave Macmillan
University of Wisconsin at Madison
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of Calgary Press
Travel; exploration
Scientific expeditions
Franklin, John
Koettlitz, Reginald
Bruce, William Speirs
Koch, Lauge
Seton, Ernest Thompson
Hall, Charles Francis
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
18th century
Arctic regions
United States
Great Britain
Rossiiskaia Akademiia Nauk
International Polar Year (1882-1883)

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