eBook Explorers in the 20th and 21st Centuries: From Auguste Piccard to James Cameron, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 162275025X
  • ISBN-13: 9781622750252
  • DDC: 910.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Technological advances—including pressurized cabins for hot air balloons, rocketry that powers spacecraft, and deep-sea diving gear—have changed the face of exploration. What hasn’t changed since ancient times, however, is the bravery and inquisitiveness of intrepid individuals at the forefront of modern-day exploration and adventure. Those who have challenged conventional thinking, and sought to test physical limits of human endurance in the 20th and 21st centuries are the subjects of this exciting collection of biographies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Robert Edwin Peary.
2: Erich Dagobert Von Drygalski.
3: Sven Anders Hedin.
4: Frederick Albert Cook.
5: Matthew Alexander Henson.
6: Jean-Baptiste-Étienne-Auguste Charcot.
7: Robert Falcon Scott.
8: Gertrude Bell.
9: Otto Nordenskjöld.
10: Roald Amundsen.
11: Luigi Amedeo Giuseppe Maria Ferdinando Francesco, Duke (duca) d'Abruzzi.
12: Howard Carter.
13: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton.
14: Hiram Bingham.
15: William Beebe.
16: Vilhjalmur Stefansson.
17: Lincoln Ellsworth.
18: Sir Douglas Mawson.
19: Roy Chapman Andrews.
20: Auguste Piccard.
21: Jean Felix Piccard.
22: Umberto Nobile.
23: H. Saint John Philby.
24: Albert William Stevens.
25: George Mallory.
26: T.E. Lawrence.
27: Richard E. Byrd.
28: Sir George Hubert Wilkins.
29: Bessie Coleman.
30: Freya Stark.
31: Osa Johnson.
32: Carl Ben Eielson.
33: Amelia Earhart.
34: Sir Francis Chichester.
35: Charles A. Lindbergh.
36: Leakey Family.
37: Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh.
38: Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs.
39: Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
40: Tenzing Norgay.
41: Thor Heyerdahl.
42: Sir Edmund Hillary.
43: John H. Glenn, Jr..
44: Jacques Piccard.
45: Walter M. Schirra, Jr..
46: Alan B. Shepard, Jr..
47: Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov.
48: Virgil I. Grissom.
49: Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov.
50: Gene Savoy.
51: Frank Borman.
52: James A. Lovell, Jr..
53: Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev.
54: Buzz Aldrin.
55: Charles Conrad, Jr..
56: Ben L. Abruzzo.
57: Donn Eisele.
58: Neil Armstrong.
59: Thomas P. Stafford.
60: John W. Young.
61: Pavel Romanovich Popovich.
62: Edward Higgins White II.
63: John L. Swigert, Jr..
64: Dian Fossey.
65: Joseph Kerwin.
66: Alan Bean.
67: Paul J. Weitz.
68: William A. Anders.
69: Fred W. Haise, Jr..
70: Yury Alekseyevich Gagarin.
71: Jane Goodall.
72: Aleksey Arkhipovich Leonov.
73: Valery Bykovsky.
74: Maxie Anderson.
75: Sir Wally Herbert.
76: Roger B. Chaffee.
77: Sylvia Alice Earle.
78: Gherman Stepanovich Titov.
79: Sigmund Jähn.
80: Valentina Tereshkova.
81: Robert Laurel Crippen.
82: Valery Vladimirovich Polyakov.
83: Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk.
84: Akiyama Toyohiro.
85: Charles Robert Burton.
86: Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
87: Steve Fossett.
88: Reinhold Messner.
89: Brian Jones.
90: Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya.
91: Christa Corrigan McAuliffe.
92: Sir Richard Branson.
93: Muhammed Faris.
94: Sally Ride.
95: James Cameron.
96: Ann Bancroft.
97: Salmān āl Saʻūd.
98: Mae Jemison.
99: Bertrand Piccard.
100: Apa Sherpa.
101: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner.
102: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.