“…the stark Polar lands grip the hearts of the men who have lived on them in a manner that can hardly be understood by the people who have never got outside the pale of civilization.” Ernest Shackleton, 1907
“…a voyage such as had never been made before.” Capt. James Cook in describing his second expedition 1772-1775
There is a basic human instinct to explore and learn about the world. Exploration inspires people’s stories about politics, religion, economics, imperialism, science and the evolution of civilization.