The Arctic: a history
As well as describing the explorers and colonists of the Arctic and the various and thwarted attempts to forge a trade route through the North-West or North-East Passages - including those by the great sixteenth-century explorer Willem Barentsz, and by Henry Hudson, who died after a mutiny and whose name lives on in Hudson Bay - the book also studies the region's indigenous inhabitants, in particular the Inuit and Samoyed peoples. Archaeological evidence of early habitation is considered, including the remarkable Whale Alley on Yttygran Island in Russia's Far East, an Arctic 'Stonehenge'. Later chapters cover the history of whaling, of the Hudson's Bay Company and other fur traders, and of the exploitation of the Arctic's natural resources. In the twentieth century exploration for the purposes of scientific research began and conservation became an important issue.
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Admiralty Alaska American Amundsen Archipelago Arctic Circle Arctic exploration Arctic Ocean ashore August Baffin Barrow Bering Strait blubber boats bowhead called Canadian Cape Captain Cathay century Chukchi Chukotka coast commander crew Danes Danish dog sledge drifting Dutch east Greenland Ellesmere Island Eskimos European expedition expedition's Fjord Franklin Franz Josef Land Frobisher Hakluyt Hudson's Bay Company hunting icebreaker Iceland Inland Ice Inuhuit Inuit John Kane Kara Sea kayaks killed King Lieutenant living Mangazeya meat miles mouth named Nansen naval navigation Nentsy Norse North Pole north-east North-West Passage Northern Sea Route Norway Norwegian Novaya Zemlya overwintering pack ice party Peary Peninsula Polar stations promyshlenniks reached reindeer River Ross round Royal Greenland Trade Russian sailed Sami scurvy seal settlements Severnaya Zemlya ships shore Siberian Simpson Soviet Spitsbergen Stefansson summer Taymyr took travelling tundra Viking voyage walrus whaling winter Wrangel Island