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The Aerial Exploration of the Polar Regions
                       1897 - 1939
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POLARFLIGHT ONLINE
Website hosted by PolarFlight Research Forum. Polar news and information source, including links to other north polar sites as well as a "featured book" section and short articles.
 
POLAR CIRCLE
Worldwide E-mail based news and discussion list devoted to the north polar regions. Click on link for free subscription.
 
THE NORTH POLAR REGIONS
Extensive geographical and navigational study of the north polar regions. Section on north polar exploration, including "Who Was First at the North Pole?"
 
THE POLAR FLIGHT OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN
Historical perspective on the 1931 airship flight. Includes an overview of early polar aviation history, as well as an account of Count Zeppelin's 1910 trip to Spitsbergen to search for a polar airship base, also vintage photos.
 
NORTH ON THE NET
The premier website for links and information on anything pertaining to the the Far North. Thousands of annotated links arranged by category.
 
BALCHEN LINKPAGE
Links to several short biographies of one of the Arctic's greatest pilots, aviation poioneer Bernt Balchen. For a picture of Balchen's gravestone in Arlington National Cemetary containing an inscription from his autobiography, Come North with Me, (click here).
 
BERNT BALCHEN: POLAR AVIATOR
An online review of Aviation Historian C. V. Glines's new book, Bernt Balchen: Polar Aviator from the May 2000 issue of Aviation History magazine. (For more informtion about the book, see the BOOKS section of this site).
 
BESS BALCHEN'S WEBSITE
An informative website by Inge "Bess" Urbahn, Bernt Balchen's former wife, that contains a Balchen biography and provides little known information about Admiral Byrd and the Byrd family's harassment of Balchen and attempts to sabotage his career.
 
NORSK POLARINSTITUT
Norway's Polar Institute supports research, environmental monitoring and mapping in Norway's polar regions.
 
ANDRÉE MUSEUM
Museum in Gränna, Sweeden, the birthplace of balloonist Salomon August Andrée. This link is to the English language version.
 
NORTH-AN INTUITIVE ARCTIC EXPLORATION
A fascinating site that explores a varioety of arctic and literary themes...well worth a visit.
 
POLAR PHILATELY
Website of the Polar Philately Mailing List. All about stamps, covers and other philatelic items from the polar regions. Contains an extensive bibliography, updates, photos and more. For an article on mail from the 1925 Amundsen-Ellsworth flight to 88ºN, click on the Cover in the Spotlight link at the top of the homepage.
 
POLAR NEWS
Online news magazine. An excellent source of news from both north and south polar regions. Updated daily.
 
SOME POLAR WEBSITES
An extensive directory of polar websites arranged by categoy. Includes links. A good starting point in a search for anything polar.
 
POLAR LINKPAGE
Another good source of polar links from both the north and south polar regions.
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