Breaking the Ice: Canada and the Northwest Passage


Subject:
Geography , History , Regions of the World , History By Place , Notable People , Discovery & Exploration , Canada , Explorers , Polar Regions , Exploration

Description:
Archival audio and video clips, images, and short essays about the Northwest Passage, a route through the Arctic Ocean connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Topics include early exploration, the first successful passage in 1906 by Norway's Roald Amundsen, issues related to Canadian Arctic sovereignty, Arctic native people, and recent developments in the area (such as the passage becoming more navigable due to ice melting from global warming). From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Publisher:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://archives.cbc.ca/economy_business/transport/topics/2349/


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