Polar Exploration

Polar exploration refers to the physical exploration of the Arctic and Antarctica. Exploring these areas meant hiking over ice flows and glaciers. Explorers largely ventured into polar exploration during the 18th century.

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When did John Franklin die?

he died in1852

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Religion & Spirituality

What does the crozier symbolize?

In Western Christianity, the corzier is shaped like a shepherd's crook, which is what the shepherd used to hook around the leg of a sheep they wanted to capture. It is, of course, more ornate. This is because bishops are the successors of the apostles, who are "shepherds of the flock of God", and are responsible for taking care of the welfare of numerous priests and lay people (symbolically, the sheep). The crook is seen as pulling back people who have strayed from the faith.

Although that is the most well know symbolism, there are others. At the base of the crook are some points that stick out, which are symbolically seen as pushing those who are lazy in their faith into action. It is also a staff, which reminds the bishop of his responsibility to stand firm in the faith. Finally, it can be seen either as a walking stick with which to guide the faithful or a rod to beating those who do not follow.

Note: This crozier has other forms and symbolisms in Eastern Christianity (i.e. orthodox Christianity).

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What are facts about William Baffin?

he explored in the arctic/ he was an explorer Baffin mapped the entire Baffin island

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What is Robert Edwin Peary famous for?

Claiming to be the first to reach the North Pole. However, there is now considerable doubt that he actually did make it as far as the North Pole.

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Matthew Henson's childhood?

Matthew henson ran awway at age 11 because his step mom beat him with a belt for fun because he was black, he was born in marry land and was an only child.

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Who was Robert E Peary's wife name?

Josephine Cecilia Diebitsch Peary

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Did Vitus Bering find Alaska?

Yes, Vitus Bering is given the honour of discovering Alaska, sometime in 1741.

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How did Roald Amundsen's trip differ from Scott's?

First, Amunsens trip was a success. Scotts was a ultimate failure.

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When did Robert Edwin Peary die?

Robert Edwin Peary died on February 20th,1920.

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Why did so many explorers seek a Northwest Passage?

They believed it was a direct water route to Asia through the Americas.

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What year did Sir John Franklin go missing?

The Franklin Expedition set sail from England, on the 19th May 1845. As they carried supplies for three years, alarm bells did not start to ring until 1847. In spring 1848 search parties were sent out.

More ships and lives were lost in the search for Franklins expedition than the the original crew of 129 men aboard the Erebus and Terror.

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Robert Falcon Scott (Captain Scott)

How many voyages did Captain Robert Falcon Scott go on?

If you mean voyages to Antarctica, only two.

Another Answer

Since Captain Scott was a British Naval officer, it can be assumed that he led and sailed on many more than two voyages, including the two to Antarctica. .

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Why do people remember John Franklin?

because when he was looking for the north west passage his ship became lost and they have never been found. He also had a major role in Tazmania, forgotten what it waas now, and he also has a statue of him in Hobart i think.

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What did Robert Peary learn from Inuits?

Robert Peary learned how to make cloths with seals and polar bears skins and how to live like an Inuits (so that Peary can live in freezing winter in the North pole) .

You can find this information from Google ,if you are free you can check is my answer correct or not...*^_^*

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How many siblings did ernest shackleton have?

He had 2 brother and 8 sisters

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Who were the first men to reach the North Pole?

The first man to reach the north pole was an engineer in the American navy called Robert Edwin Peary,who reached the pole on April 6 1909 along with his employee Matthew Henson.

The claim that Robert Peary was the first to reach The North Pole is still hotly disputed.

The second man to the North Pole was Roald Amundsen, he failed being the first to the North Pole, so he tried his luck for the South Pole but Robert Falcon Scott was too planning to reach the South. Amundsen did become first to reach South and also became the first person to visit both North and South Pole. Scott then arrived at the South Pole about a month after, then on his trip back he passed away about 77miles away from a food depo.

Roald Amundsen only flew over the North Pole in an Airship.

This answer is not entirely correct. It is true that Robert Peary did lead the expedition but the actual person that made it to the Noth Pole first was the BLACK explorer Mathew Alexander Henson. Henson had accompanied Perry on 3 other expeditions as well.

The reason Henson was chosen were based on Henson's studies of the arctic region and his knowledge of naval science.

During their 4th and last expedition Perry came down with exhaustion and snow-blindness within 60 miles of their goal so Henson was sent by himself. Henson succeeded in reaching the North Pole and he documented his feat and records in a book. A Negro Explorer at the North Pole which was published in 1912. Back when it happened it wasn't common to give blacks credits for their accomplishments and it's sad to see that the practice hasn't changed much.

There is now considerable doubt that Peary and Henson actually reached the North Pole because of by Peary's omission to produce records of observed data for steering, for the direction and variation of the compass, and for his longitudinal position at any time.

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What is the purpose of Mawson Station?

To provide information on the following, Medical Science, Meteorology, Geophysics, Clean air monitoring, Adelie penguin monitoring and research, Weddell Seal Research, Emperor penguin population assessment, Human impact studies, Cosmic Ray research and Atmospheric and Space Physics.

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What was the result of the europeans' search for the northwest passage?

Christopher Columbus found the Americas and the native americans got a new name:)

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How many brothers did sir john Franklin have?

1200

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When was the northwest passage found?

It was never officially found. At least, it wasn't really what explorers were looking for

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Douglas Mawson

When did sir Douglas mawson have children?

yes

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Why did explorers look for a northwest passage?

So they could find a quicker, safer, route to China to trade for spices and silk.
They wanted to find a shorter route to Asia to find spices/silks not made/found in their country quicker and cheaper, they also wanted a new route because the route would consist of less on-land travel which meant fewer landing taxes. They knew it would be possible because there was new theories being studied about the world,and new devices being made to help make traveling easier and quicker
The Northwest Passage was wanted to be found in order to find a pathway for trade with Asia.
Finding the Northwest Passage was important because people wanted to go to Asia for the silk, spices, slaves, and gold.
Goods from East Asia, such as silk and spices, were highly prized in Europe. However, traveling by land to the Far East was a long and perilous voyage.

So, sailors attempted to find a way to sail there. Columbus believed the world was round, and so he sailed west to get to Asia, although he miscalculated the incredible distance he would need to sail. When he discovered the Americas, people thought that he had found Asia, but the soon found out it wasn't Asia. Vasco da Gama came up with a different route, which circled around southern Africa and then crossed the Indian Ocean, although it was treacherous.

But Europeans still thought that you could sail west to get to Asia, like Columbus had believed. They just thought that they would need to find a waterway through the Americas, which were blocking their path. They called it the Northwest Passage, but it didn't exist and thus was never discovered.
The Europeans wanted to find a shorter route to Asia.They wanted to find it because the fur trade business was a growing business.Christopher Columbus thought this would work.

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What is Matthew henson's mothers name?

Caroline

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What year did Matthew henson reach the north pole?

1909

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Where is Robert Peary from?

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He is from America


Robert Peary was born in Cresson, Pennsylvania in 1856.

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