George W. Gibbs, Jr.
George Washington Gibbs, Jr. (November 7, 1916 – November 7, 2000), a sailor in the United States Navy, became the first African American to set foot on the continent of Antarctica on the Antarc...
The Silent World
The Silent World (French: Le Monde du silence) is a 1956 French documentary film co-directed by the famed French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and a young Louis Malle. The Silent World is n...
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The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau is a nonfiction documentary television series focusing on marine biodiversity, hosted by French filmmaker, researcher and marine explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Ne...
Elkan Nathan Adler
Elkan Nathan Adler (24 July 1861, St Luke's, London – 15 September 1946, London) was an English author, lawyer, historian, and collector of Jewish books and manuscripts. Adler's father was Nathan Marc...
Alcyone (ship)
The Alcyone is a ship operated by the Cousteau Society. It was created as an expedition ship and to test the operation of a new kind of marine propulsion system, the turbosail. The Alcyone's two tur...
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SP-350 Denise
The SP-350 Denise, famous as the "Diving saucer" (Soucoupe plongeante), is a small submarine designed to hold two people, and is capable of exploring depths of up to 400 metres (1,300 ft). It was...
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Donald Beatty
Donald Croom Beatty (April 11, 1900 – July 12, 1980) was an American aviator, explorer, and inventor.Beatty was the son of Isaac Beatty, Jr and Hughie Duffee Beatty of Birmingham, Alabama (USA)....
Alfred Merz
Alfred Merz (24 January 1880 in Perchtoldsdorf, Niederösterreich – 16 August 1925 in Buenos Aires) was an Austrian geographer, oceanographer and director of the Institute of Marine Science in Be...
Edward Herbert Thompson
Edward Herbert Thompson (September 28, 1857 – May 11, 1935) was an American-born archaeologist and diplomat.
Edward H. Thompson was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Initially inspired by the book...
Alistair Mackay
Alistair Mackay was a Scottish doctor and polar explorer. He was one the trio of explorers, along with Douglas Mawson and Professor Edgeworth David, who became the first humans to reach the South Mag...
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Lillian Alling
Lillian Alling was an Estonian immigrant [1] from Russia who tried to return to Russia from New York, USA mostly on foot.
The following is an excerpt from Calvin Rutstrum's The New Way of the Wild...
Aurora Australis (book)
Aurora Australis was the "first book ever written, printed, illustrated and bound in the Antarctic".
Aurora Australis was written during the British Imperial Antarctic Expedition or the Nimrod Exp...
F. A. Mitchell-Hedges
Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges (sometimes known as "Mike Hedges") was an English adventurer, traveler, and writer. Mitchell–Hedges was most known for the discovery of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal sk...
Aqua-lung
Aqua-Lung was the original English name of the first open-circuit, self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (or "SCUBA") to reach worldwide popularity and commercial success. This class of equipm...
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George Finch (chemist)
George Ingle Finch, FRS (4 August 1888 – 22 November 1970) was a chemist and mountaineer.
He was born in Australia but educated in German-speaking Switzerland and studied physical sciences at...
Teoberto Maler
Teoberto Maler or Teobert Maler (12 January 1842 – 22 November 1917) was an explorer who devoted his energies to documenting the ruins of the Maya civilization.
Teobert Maler was born in Rom...
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Richard E. Byrd
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr., USN (25 October 1888 – 11 March 1957) was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, an...
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Thomas Gann
Thomas William Francis Gann (13 May 1867 – 24 February 1938) was a medical doctor by profession, but is best remembered for his work as an amateur archaeologist exploring ruins of the Maya civil...
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Cries from the Deep
Cries from the Deep (French: Les pièges de la mer) is a 1981 documentary directed by Jacques Gagné about Jacques Cousteau's exploration of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.Filmed in the Gulf of St. L...
William Healey Dall
William Healey Dall (August 21, 1845 – March 27, 1927) was an American naturalist, a prominent malacologist, and one of the earliest scientific explorers of interior Alaska. He described many mollusks...
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Jiří Baum
Jiří Baum (20 September 1900 – 1944, Warsaw) was a Czech zoologist, museum curator, explorer and writer. He served as the director of the zoological department of the National Museum in Prague and is ...
Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz
Ernesto Sánchez La Cruz (born 1883) was a Venezuelan explorer who in 1910 became the first non-indigenous person to see the Angel Falls. However he did not publish his finding (he did inform the Vene...
Voyage of the James Caird
The voyage of the James Caird was a small-boat journey from Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, a distance of 800 nautical miles (1,500 ...
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George Mallory
George Herbert Leigh Mallory (18 June 1886 – 8 or 9 June 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s.During the...
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Stanley Portal Hyatt
Stanley Portal Hyatt (2 January 1877 – 30 June 1914) was an English explorer, hunter, and writer. Hyatt left his comfortable family home and struck out around the world c. 1896. He arrived in Af...
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Shackleton–Rowett Expedition
The Shackleton–Rowett Expedition (1921–22) was Sir Ernest Shackleton's last Antarctic project, and the final episode in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. The venture, financed by businessman Jo...
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Nimrod Expedition
The British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09, otherwise known as the Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three expeditions to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geog...
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Alois Bohdan Brixius
Alois Bohdan Brixius (30 September 1903, Bohinjska Bistrica (German: Wocheiner Feistritz), Austro-Hungarian Empire (Slovenia) - 19 February 1959, Praha) was Czech traveller, orientalists, journali...
George McGavin
George C. McGavin FLS FRGS is a British entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer.He is Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University Museum of Natural History and The Depar...
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