Celebrating Recent American Expeditions to the South Pole
Finely executed map of Antarctica, by the National Geographic Society.
The map was prepared following two monumental accomplishments:
- Admiral George Dufek's Operation Deep Freeze, which reached the South Pole on October 31, 1956
- Dr. Paul Siple's expedition (1856-1858), which planned an 18 month stay in at the South Pole to conduct experiments
The map provides a fine overview of the extent of exploration on the known southern continent, with flags identifying the stations maintained by different nations.
Shows ocean currents, wind, glaciers, and ice stations. Includes many historical notes concerning the discovery and exploration of the continent.