Antarctica Explorers

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Arctic Explorers 

Arctic Explorers General Resources

Antarctica Explorers

Antarctica Explorers General Resources

Africa Explorers

Explorer Behaim, Martin - Explorer Cadamosto, Alvise da - Explorer Dias, Bartolomeu - Explorer Eannes, Gil - Explorer berhardt, Isabella - Explorer Henry the Navigator - Explorer Kingsley, Mary - Explorer Burton, Sir Richard Francis - Explorer Clapperton, Hugh - African Explorers General Resources - Explorer Ibn Battuta, Abu Abdullah Muhammad - Explorer Lander, Richard - Explorer Livingstone, David - Explorer Park, Mungo - Explorer Speke, John Hanning

New World Explorers

Explorer Albanel, Charles - Explorer Balboa, Vasco Nunez de - Explorer Brûlé, Étienne - Explorer Cabot, John - Explorer Cadillac, Antoine de Lamothe - Explorer Cartier, Jacques - Explorer Champlain, Samuel de - Explorer Columbus Christopher - Conquistadors - Explorer Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de - Explorer Cortes, Hernando - Explorer De Soto, Hernando - Explorer Drake, Sir Francis - Explorer Du Lhut, Daniel Greysolon, Sieur - Explorer Fraser, Simon - Explorer Frobisher, Martin - General Resources - Explorer Gilbert, Humphrey - Explorer Hennepin, Louis - Explorer Hudson, Henry - d'Iberville, Pierre Le Moyne Explorer - Explorer Joliet, Louis - Explorer Kino, Eusebio - Explorer La Harpe, Jean Baptiste Bernard de - Explorer Lahontan, Baron - Explorer La Salle, René-Robert-Cavelier - Explorer La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de - Explorers Louis & Clark - Explorer Marquette, Jacques - Explorer MacKenzie, Sir Alexander - Explorer Narvaez, Panfilo de - Explorer Nicollet, Jean - Explorer Perrot, Nicolas - Explorer Pizarro, Francisco - Explorer Ponce de Leon, Juan - Explorer Quen, Jean de - Ribault, Jean - Radisson & Des Groseilliers - Explorer Thompson, David - Explorer Troyes, Pierre de - Explorer Vancouver, George - Explorer Vespucci, Amerigo

World Explorers

Explorer Cook, James - Explorer Da Gama, Vasco - Explorer Drake, Sir Francis - General Resources - Explorer Magellan, Ferdinand - Explorer Polo, MarcoExplorer Zheng He (Cheng Ho)


Antarctica ___Scroll sideways to choose those periods of Antarctic exploration which interest you. Dates range from 1519 to 1990. - Illustrated - From OneWorld Magazine -

Antarctica: Explorers __ "The four most important Antarctic explorers were probably Roald Amundsen, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott, and Richard E. Byrd."  A brief look at their exploits. - From - 

Doomed Expedition To The Pole, 1912___Excerpts from Scott's journal provide a look into the tragic last days suffered by the men of this expedition. - Illustrated - From Ibis Communications, Inc. -

Early Explorers in Antarctica ___A good overview of exploration on the Antarctic continent, suitable for younger students. - Text only - From Learning Haven -

Erich von Drygalski __ "Drygalski led the first German South Polar expedition with the ship Gauss to explore the unknown area of Antarctica lying south of the Kerguelen Islands."  An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

Irish Antarctic Explorers __ A brief look at Antarctic explorers from Ireland, with broken graphics. - From South Aris Expedition & Nichiai Computers Inc. -  


James Clark Ross ___An excellent map accompanies the information which is suitable for students of all ages. - Illustrated - From Enchanted Learning -

James Weddell ___"The accuracy of his observations and the charts prepared of the South Orkneys proved he was a man who admired accuracy and despised the wild and unsubstantiated claims made by some of the earlier explorers." - Illustrated - From -

Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville ___"A voyage of world circumnavigation, the French naval expedition of 1837-40, commanded by d'Urville on the ASTROLABE and Jacquinot on the ZÈLÈE visited the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, the northwest coast of Trinity Peninsula, Orléans Channel and Joinville Island. Here is their story." - Illustrated - From -


The Race for the South Pole ___An article about the competition between the Amundsen and Scott expeditions to reach the South Pole first. - Text only - From USAToday -

Ranulf Fiennes ___According to the Guiness Book of Records, Fiennes is "the world's greatest living explorer." Find out why here. Suitable for students of all ages. - Text only - From Enchanted Learning -


Richard E. Byrd ___Here you'll find information in general about Byrd's Antarctic exploration as well as the particulars about three expeditions. Click on the 'continue' link at the bottom of each page to view all the pages. Highlighted text links you to relevant information. - Illustrated - From -

Roald Amundsen ___"On December 14, 1911, Amundsen and four others stood at the South Pole, a month before Robert Scott. This expedition was an incredible masterpiece of organization. Here is the story..." - Illustrated - From -

Robert F. Scott __ You will find Biography, photographs, bibliography and recommended reading. - illustrated - From - 

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 - 1922)___A brief, but informative, article about Shackleton's voyages of discovery. - Illustrated - From the BBC -

Thomas Crean: Irish Antarctic explorer __ "The ‘indestructible’ Thomas Crean (1877-1938) was born in Anascaul, Co. Kerry. He became an Antarctic explorer and a prominent figure on three major expeditions to Antarctica,..."  A good overview of his life. - illustrated - From - 


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