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American Philosophical Society
North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration
Susan A. Kaplan & Robert McCracken Peck
In this vol. of papers on the history of late 19th- and early 20th-century Arctic exploration, the authors have examined the social, cultural, technological, and environmental settings in which exploration endeavors were conceived, carried out, described, and understood by the public. The conference honored the 100th anniversary of Robert E. Peary’s historic 1908-09 North Pole Expedition. These papers are a subset of those presented at that gathering in May 2008 and are authored by scholars from various disciplines, incl. English, art history, anthropology, archaeology, history, ethnohistory, and Native Amer. studies. They cast light on aspect of exploration initiatives not examined in most biographies of explorers, official expedition narratives, or overviews of the history of Arctic exploration. Illus.
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Sporting with the Classics: The Latin Poetry of William Dillingham: Transactions, American Philosophical Society (Vol. 100, Part 1)
Time to Heal: The Diffusion of Listerism in Victorian Britain
Alhacen on Image-Formation and Distortion in Mirrors: Volume One: Introduction and Latin Text (Transactions 98, Part 1, Volume 1)
Darwin's Disciple: George John Romanes, A Life in Letters
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