The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

“Arctic Is My Home”

Reference work entry

“Arctic Is My Home” was the first polar encyclopedia for schoolchildren combined and edited by a famous Russian geographer and historian V. I. Magidovich and the first of the three volumes of the edition “History of the North Exploration through the Biographies of Famous People” (the second volume has a name “Nature of the Earth’s North,” the third “The People of the Earth’s North”). The first volume (280 pages) includes the following sections: “A Name on the Map,” “Evidence and Legends,” “The Great Northern Expedition,” “Arctic Floating Facilities,” “Missioners,” “The Northern Sea Route,” “Papanin Expedition,” “Polar Stations,” and “Polar Aviation.”

The book is illustrated by photos and pictures from the books of famous researchers, writers, painters as well as the works by the participants of the First international contest “The Arctic and Its Discoverers Through Children’s Eyes.” In his foreword the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin says: “While reading this book you will learn about the brave and courageous people who explored the severe and magnificent North. We are proud that it was the Russian people who first discovered these areas.”

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