The History of Antarctic Exploration
no agreement on who first laid eyes on Antarctica, but the
so-called "heroic era" of Antarctic exploration began in the
early 1900s, when Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton led several
high-profile expeditions into the heart of the continent.
Discoveries made on these journeys helped establish Antarctica
as scientific territory, and paved the way for the thousands
of scientists, journalists, artists, and even tourists who
The links below will take you on a variety of journeys through
early travels to the Last Continent.
History Tales of early exploration, whale hunting, seal and
whale hunting, and human impact, right up to the present http://www.antarcticaonline.com/antarctica/history/history.htm
A Nova program about the famous English explorers expedition
An interactive site produced by Kodak about Shackleton's voyage.
Requires the Flash player.
Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Expedition
The site to accompany an exhibition by the American Museum
of Natural History
Out of History
A public radio documentary and website about Shackleton's
About preservation in Antarctica:
Antarctica Heritage Trust
A international organization devoted to preserving historical
sites on the continent