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“This book is an impressive collaborative effort, with authors from a number of different countries … . Each polar year has chapters that approximate a history, a description of expeditions and activities, and an evaluation of achievements. Well-known historians, scientists and polar commentators make up the impressive list of authors. … they acknowledge and pay respect to the legendary early … that have now become a part of the global polar heritage. … Buy one for your bookcase or library … .” (Julia Jabour, The Polar Journal, Vol. 1 (1), June, 2011)