Arctic 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)



Arctic Explorer Robert E. Peary Was Born ___For younger students, the story of Peary and Henson and their Arctic exploration. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -

Captain W. R. Anderson __ "The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, made the first trip to the geographic North Pole by traversing the Arctic Ocean - under the Arctic ice cap!...Commanded by Captain W. R. Anderson, the sub left Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,..."  An overview of that voyage. - From -

Category:Explorers of the Arctic __ List of articles related to Arctic explorers found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia -

Explorers Voyage Toward North Pole __"In the summer of 1871, George Tyson joined an expedition outfitted by the U.S. Navy to attempt to reach the North Pole. Tyson was a 41-year old New England whaling captain, and had sailed the Arctic seas for twenty years before teaming up with the expedition as assistant navigator." You can read about this expedition here. - Text only - From Old News -

John Davis __ "John Davis, or Davys, one of the chief English navigators and explorers under Queen Elizabeth I, especially in Polar regions, was born at Sandridge near Dartmouth about 1550."  A brief biography. - From - 


Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen ___"Knud Rasmussen was an excellent explorer, interpreter, and translator. He documented many Inuit legends that may have gone unnoticed without him. His work helped future explorers and he will always be remembered as the first man to cross the Northwest Passage by dog sled." The story of this interesting man can be found here. - Text only - From Emuseum -

Louise Arner Boyd ___Ms. Boyd lived to a great age, during which time she made several trips to the Arctic region for a variety of reasons. This page provides an overview of her adventures. - Text only - From Enchamted Learning -

Map of Routes of Arctic Explorers __ Maps and articles about different explorers. - From -

Matthew Henson ___An excellent history of Matthew Henson's life and the expeditions in which he participated. - Illustrated - From Emuseum -

Matthew Alexander Henson ___A good map accompanies this brief article about the first black man to reach the North Pole. - Illustrated - From Enchanted Learning -


Muster Rolls of H ___A list of the men, arranged in descending order of rank, For each of Franklin's two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. - Text only - From Russell A. Potter, Ph.D. -

Robert Peary ___Good information about Perry's expedition to the North Pole, his partner, Matthew Henson, and the dispute about him being first to arrive at the Pole. - 1 photo - From PBS -


Sir John Franklin ___A comprehensive website about Franklin and his Arctic explorations which includes several images and links to relevant websites. - Illustrated - From Russell A. Potter, Ph.D. -

Vilhjalmur Stefansson ___"Stefansson's exploration of the Canadian Arctic led him to realize that the area was important economically, and he promoted polar development." Read about him here. - Text only - From Enchanted Learning -

Vitus Jonassen Bering ___Learn about "one of the world's most famous explorers." The information is accompanied by a map of his travels. - Illustrated - From the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory -


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