This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.
Alan Day, a qualified librarian for 45 years, retired in 1990 as the head of the Department of Library and Information Studies in Manchester Polytechnic. Dr. Day is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. He has contributed numerous articles and essay to a wide variety of academic and professional journals, and he is the author of J.B. Priestly: An Annotated Bibliography (1979) and A Supplement (2001); three volumes on the British Library (1988, 1994, and 1998); three titles in the world Bilbliographical Series, England (1993), Falkland Islands (1996), and St. Helena (1997); and Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia (2003).