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This one-stop reference is an ideal source for a person drawn to the North and South Poles, no matter if their curiosity pertains to background, natural world, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

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• Introduces usual phenomena and wildlife chanced on on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present issues relating to weather swap and its effect at the polar regions

• Furnishes scholars with an realizing of territorial claims and political matters surrounding the North and South Poles

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The Polar Circles are known as frigid zones and the coldest places on the earth. Temperatures are significantly lower at the South Pole than the North Pole, principally because the South Pole is in the middle of a continental landmass and at a higher altitude rather than in the middle of an ocean, which acts as a heat reservoir. Both areas at their southernmost boundaries experience 24 hours of daylight and 24 hours of night. In the Arctic Circle, the summer solstice is around June 21, and the 24 hours of darkness period occurs around December 21 called the winter solstice.

Two years later, Amundsen took to the skies once again to search for NobileÊs remains following his former partnerÊs unsuccessful attempt to fly over the Arctic region. AmundsenÊs flight was lost on June 18, 1928. Amundsen was 55 years old at the time of his disappearance. Victoria M. Breting-Garcia Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station | 25 See also: AmundsenăScott South Pole Station; Amundsen Sea; Antarctic Circle; Antarctic Ice Sheet; Arctic Ocean; Canadian Arctic Archipelago; Northeast Passage; Northwest Passage; Ross Sea Further Reading American Geographical Society.

Hinks, A. ‰ Geographical Journal 103, no. 4 (1944): 160ă80. Sverdrup, H. ‰ Arctic (Arctic Institute of North America) 12, no. 4 (1959): 221ă36. S. Antarctic Program located near the geographic South Pole. Construction of the station began in November 1956 as part of the scientific efforts of the United States during the International Geophysical Year (1957/1958). The station is named after the polar explorers and researchers Roald Amundsen (1872ă1928) and Robert Scott (1868ă1912). The station is only a short distance away from the actual geographical pole and lies 9,300 ft.

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