The Search for a Northwest Passage


Subject:
Notable People , Geography , Regions of the World , History , Discovery & Exploration , Explorers , Polar Regions , Exploration

Description:
This exhibit focuses on the "many explorers [who] have ventured into the inhospitable Arctic regions in search of the Northwest Passage, a navigable channel that was believed to connect the North Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans." Essays and images cover early approaches in the 15th century until the passage was successfully navigated in 1903-06 by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Includes related website links. From the British Library.

Publisher:
British Library

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/northwpass/intro.html


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