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Lecture by Donal T. Manahan -- Part 2, The Race to the Pole


Donal T. Manahan
University of Southern California
May 25, 2006

Early Polar Exploration - Part 2, The Race to the Pole

Donal Manahan is a professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California. He studies the environmental physiology of development of marine invertebrates. He has been the chief scientist for more than 15 scientific expeditions to Antarctica. Indulging his personal interest in the history of polar exploration and particularly the scientific aspects of that history, he has written and delivered numerous lectures on various aspects of polar history to audiences worldwide, including to the community at McMurdo Station, the National Science Foundation's logistics hub in Antarctica.

There are two additional segments of Professor Manahan's lecture on Early Polar Exploration, delivered at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. See also:
Part 1, The History of Early Polar Exploration
Part 3, Polar Exploration Today

Credit: NOAA

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