Winter Not Cold Enough? Try This Exhibition

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Though not the sexiest of exhibits, little details throughout are often the most insightful: islands were often named for explorers’ wives; a 20,000-pound prize was offered in 1775 for discovery of a northwest passage; Arctic exploration was apparently assigned to the Royal Navy, who had time to kill after the Napoleonic War.

The full blog post, on London’s Maritime Museum’s Arctic exhibit, is at the NEW YORK TIMES.

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