[FPSPACE] FW: [NOVA] "Arctic Passage"
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Fri Feb 24 16:33:07 EST 2006
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>Subject: [NOVA] "Arctic Passage"
>Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:27:56 -0500 (EST)
>Next on NOVA: "Arctic Passage"
>Broadcast: February 28, 2006 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
>(NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check your local listings as
>dates and times may vary.)
>The greatest geographical prize of its day was the search for the
>fabled Northwest Passage through the island maze of Arctic Canada.
>In 1845, Great Britain mounted an all-out assault with a lavishly
>equipped expedition that was never heard from again. Then in the
>early 1900s, a little-known Norwegian adventurer set forth in a
>secondhand fishing boat and succeeded beyond all expectation. This
>two-hour special answers the riddle of why Sir John Franklin's
>mission failed and Roald Amundsen's made it.
>Here's what you'll find on the companion Web site:
>ARTICLE, INTERVIEW & MORE
> Future of the Passage
> Will rapid Arctic melting turn the Northwest Passage into a busy
> shipping route?
> Franklin's Provisions
> Tinned meat: 33,289 lbs. Peas: 147 bushels. Chocolate: 9,450
> lbs. -- see the supplies that could not sustain, and may even
> have doomed, the expedition.
> Norway's Reluctant Hero
> In this interview, historian Roland Huntford argues that
> Amundsen's Norwegian heritage had everything to do with his
> polar firsts.
> My LIfe As an Explorer
> Learn about Roald Amundsen from the man himself, in these
> excerpts from his autobiography.
>AUDIO SLIDE SHOW & INTERACTIVES
> Remnants of an Expedition
> Franklin expert Russell Potter narrates this audio slide show of
> artifacts from the lost expedition.
> Tracing the Routes
> In this interactive map, follow the Franklin and Amundsen
> expeditions -- and see how one collapsed while the other thrived.
> The Note in the Cairn
> Read the original version of the final messages left by
> Franklin's desperate men.
> Igloo 101
> Take our quiz on Inuit snow shelters, and find out if you know
> enough to build one yourself.
>On our Web site, subscribe to our podcast feeds to download audio
>and video pieces about arctic exploration, including:
> Author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer on the purpose of adventure
> Explorer Benedict Allen on the feeling of polar cold
> Biographer Roland Huntford on the lure of the Northwest Passage
>Also, Links & Books, the Teacher's Guide, the program transcript,
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