Antarctic Exploration Timeline The following timeline is drawn from a number of sources. See Antarctic Exploration Timeline – Sources for more information. Use the search box to filter the table (e.g. by Nationality) or click on a heading to sort the… Read More »Antarctic Exploration Timeline & Index
The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery and Adventure in Antarctica’s Peninsula Region by Joan N. Boothe The book recounts mankind’s dramatic history from Magellan through the first years of the twenty-first century in the part of the Antarctic regions below South… Read More »The Storied Ice
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… Read More »Fram Museum Website
The U.S. Antarctic Program Photo Library has a large library of Antarctic Photographs online at http://photolibrary.usap.gov/
Antarctica – Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole by Otto Nordenskjold (1905) Hurst & Blackett, London
The British Government established its first stations in the Antarctic as part of the wartime expedition known as Operation Tabarin in 1944. Its aims were to deter access to anchorages by enemy ships and to strengthen Britain’s claim to the… Read More »British Antarctic Research Stations
Challenge to the Poles by John Grierson G. T. Foulis & Co, London, 1964 A comprehensive list of Arctic and Antarctic aviation expeditions.
Below the Convergence: Voyages Towards Antarctica, 1699-1839 by Alan Gurney Pimlico / Random House, London, 1998 First published W.W.Norton Co. Ltd., 1997 Provides accounts of the early voyages in the Southern Ocean. “The tantalising theory of a huge southern continent,… Read More »Below the Convergence
Chronological List of Antarctic Expeditions by Robert Headland Studies in Polar Research, 1989 This is the definitive book on the timeline of Antarctic expeditions. This work extends work created by Brian Roberts in 1945 and published in the Arctic Pilot in 1948… Read More »Chronological List of Antarctic Expeditions
The Antarctic Manual for the Use of the Expedition of 1901, George Murray and Clements Markham (1901) This was prepared for the Royal Geographic Society and presented to the Discovery expedition. It contains scientific, navigation and practical experience. It also… Read More »The Antarctic Manual for the Use of the Expedition of 1901
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF ANTARCTIC VOYAGES FROM 1701 TO 1900.
(The following timeline is largely taken from The Antarctic Manual for the Use of the Expedition of 1901) with some supplementary material for early voyages.