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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. Pearyís 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.
The House of Barnes: The Man, The Collection, The Controversy (Memoir Vol. 266)
Reluctant Author: Cardinal Pole & his Manuscripts
Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni (1667-1740) & the Vatican Tomb of Pope Alexander VIII (Memoir 252)
Visual Mechanic Knowledge: The Workshop Drawings of Isaac Ebenezer Markham (1795-1825), New England Textile Mechanic: Memoirs, APS (Vol. 263)
Benjamin Franklin's First Govít. Printing: The PA General Loan Office Mortgage Register of 1729, & Subsequent Franklin Mortgage Registers & Bonds
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