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The Beginning of Arctic Exploration1

Nature volume 88, pages 350351 (11 January 1912) | Download Citation



THESE two great volumes take up the knowledge of the northern regions from the dawn of history, and starting from Homer they have only reached the voyage to Newfoundland of Gaspar Corte-Real in 1503. The reason for this is thus explained, not in the preface, but in the “Conclusion”:—

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