Discovery of the North Pole
by J. Martin Miller
Publisher: J. T. Moss 1909
An interesting discussion of the race to the North Pole by Peary and Cook, and the subsequent debate of who got there first. Also contains a good history of previous attempts to reach the Pole and the perils of polar exploration.
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by Richard Hakluyt
Topics: Voyages to the North and North East, from Arthur's Expedition to Norway to the Expedition to Cadiz; Voyages to the South and South East, beginning with that of the Empress Helena to Jerusalem; West Indies in 1170; voyages of Columbus; etc.
by Jules Verne - Duckworth Publishers
Verne recounts the voyages of various European navigators to all parts of the globe. He gives detailed accounts of the explorers' climactic and navigational hazards, and their discoveries, conveying the sense of adventure enjoyed by the explorers.
by Marco Polo - J.M. Dent
One of the greatest books of all time -- a vast treasury of invaluable observations on the peoples and geography of the Near East and Asia in the 13th century. Detailed descriptions of cities, customs, laws, crops, animals, political systems, etc.
by Peter Lauridsen - S. C. Griggs & Co.
Vitus Bering (1681-1741) was a Danish-born Russian navigator. Published in English translation for the American market in 1889, this sympathetic biography by the historian and geographer Peter Lauridsen, had originally appeared in Danish in 1885.