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Polar Exploration

Nature volume 143, pages 535537 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation



THE most casual reader of the daily press will have noticed an increased frequency of references to expeditions, mostly to the Arctic, inrecent years. Speaking broadly, before the Great War, interest in Great Britain in the Arctic was limited mainly to hunting parties and to one or two scientific expeditions led by senior men. Since the War, however, there have been some thirty or forty summer expeditions and half a dozenwintering expeditions in the north from this country, excluding many smaller ventures of two or three men in a party. More significant still, these have practically all been organized and manned by young men, usuallyfrom a university.

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