Antarctica: The Heroic Age—Heroes, Legends, and Land

  • Robert Clancy
  • John Manning
  • Hank Brolsma
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


The heroic age of Antarctic exploration dates from the International Geographical Congress held in London in 1895, when Antarctica was identified at an international level as the next great challenge for exploration. It can be said to have ended in 1921 with the death of Sir Ernest Shackleton off South Georgia.


Antarctic Peninsula Antarctic Expedition Geographical Journal Polar Explorer Royal Geographical Society 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityNewcastleAustralia
  3. 3.Australian Antarctic DivisionKingstonAustralia

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