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Richard Byrd and the Media

RICHARD BYRD, POLAR EXPLORATION, AND THE MEDIA by Robert N. Matuozzi An interesting article about the importance of mass media and the early fliers and explorers discusses Byrd’s understanding of this importance and his ability to use the media for his own interests. “Consumer capitalism and its offshoots thus emerged full-blown in the roaring twenties. Talking…

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Fram Museum Website

The FRAM Museum Website contains descriptions of the expeditions of Nansen, Sverdrup and Amundsen including: Nansen: Across the Greenland ice (1888-1889) The First Fram Expedition (1893-1896) Sverdrup: The Second Fram Expedition (1898-1902) Amundsen: The Gjøa Expedition (1903-1906) The Third Fram Expedition (1910-1914) The Maud Expedition (1918-1925) The N24/N25 flight towards the North Pole (1925) The Norge…