The Navy Department Library
Expeditions and Exploration
Allard, Dean C. "To the North Pole." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 113 (September 1987): 56-65.
Anderson, William R., and Clay Blair. Nautilus 90 North. Cleveland: World, 1959. 251 pp.
History-making voyage of the atomic submarine USS Nautilus under the ice of the North Pole.
Bertrand, Kenneth J. Americans in Antarctica, 1775-1948. New York: American Geographical Society, 1971. 554 pp.
Byrd, Richard E. Alone. New York: Putnam, 1938. 296 pp.
-----. Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. New York: Putnam, 1935. 405 pp. (Reprinted 1971 by Gale).
-----. Little America, Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole. New York: Putnam, 1930. 442 pp.
Calvert, James F. Surface at the Pole: The Extraordinary Voyages of the USS Skate. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1960. 220 pp.
Caswell, John E. Arctic Frontiers: United States Explorations in the Far North. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1956. 232 pp.
Cole, Allan B. Yankee Surveyors in the Shogun's Sea: Records of the United States Surveying Expedition to the North Pacific Ocean 1853-1856. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1947. 161 pp. (Reprinted 1969 by Greenwood).
De Long, George W. The Voyage of the Jeannette: The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Lieutenant-Commander U.S.N., and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1883. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1883. 2 vols.
Dufek, George J. Operation Deepfreeze. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1957. 243 pp.
The 1955-56 naval Antarctic expedition.
Erskine, Charles. Twenty Years Before the Mast: With the More Thrilling Scenes and Incidents While Circumnavigating the Globe Under the Command of the Late Admiral Charles Wilkes, 1838-1842. Boston: Charles Erskine, 1890. 311 pp. (Reprinted 1985 by Smithsonian Institution Press).
A sailor's memoirs of service in the flagship Vincennes.
Fogelson, Nancy. "U.S. Naval Air Expeditions in the Arctic in the 1920's." In Naval History: The Seventh Symposium of the U.S. Naval Academy, edited by William B. Cogar, 186-194. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1988.
Grierson, John. Challenge to the Poles: Highlights of Arctic and Antarctic Aviation. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1964. 695 pp.
Guttridge, Leonard F. Icebound: The Jeannette Expedition's Quest for the North Pole. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1986. 357 pp.
Herndon, William L., and Lardner Gibbon. Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Made Under the Direction of the Navy Department. Washington: R. Armstrong, Public Printer, 1854. 2 vols.
An abridgment was published by McGraw-Hill in 1952.
Hoehling, Adolph A. The Jeannette Expedition, an Ill-Fated Journey to the Arctic. New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1967. 224 pp.
Kane, Elisha K. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. 2 vols. (Reprinted 1971 by Arno as Arctic Explorations in 1853, 1854, 1855; microfiche edition by University Microfilms).
Naval officer, physician, and explorer, Kane was assigned to special duty to command the expedition.
Loomis, Chauncey C. Weird and Tragic Shores: The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer. New York: Knopf, 1971. 367 pp.
Lynch, William F. Narrative of the United States' Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1849. 509 pp.
Mitterling, Philip I. America in the Antarctic to 1840. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1959. 201 pp.
Page, Thomas J. La Plata, the Argentine Confederation and Paraguay. New York: Harper, 1873. 727 pp.
Explorations of the La Plata River and its tributaries, 1853-1860.
Peary, Robert E. The North Pole, Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club. New York: Stokes, 1910. 373 pp. (Reprinted 1968 by Greenwood).
Perry, Matthew C. The Japan Expedition, 1852-1854: The Personal Journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Edited by Roger Pineau. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1968. 241 pp.
-----. Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy. Edited by Francis L. Hawks. New York: Appleton, 1857. 3 vols. (Reprinted 1968 by Arno).
Piccard, Jacques, and Robert S. Dietz. Seven Miles Down: The Story of the Bathyscaph Trieste. New York: Putnam, 1961. 249 pp.
Ponko, Vincent. Ships, Seas, and Scientists: U.S. Naval Exploration and Discovery in the Nineteenth Century. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1974. 283 pp.
Preble, George H. The Opening of Japan: A Diary of Discovery in the Far East, 1853-1856. From the Original Manuscript in the Massachusetts Historical Society. Edited by Boleslaw Szczesniak. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1962. 453 pp.
Reed, John C., and Andreas G. Ronhovde. Arctic Laboratory: A History (1947-1966) of the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory at Point Barrow, Alaska. Washington: Arctic Institute of North America, 1971. 748 pp.
Robert E. Peary at the North Pole: A Report by the Foundation for the Promotion of the Art of Navigation. Edited by Eloise E. Davies; Douglas R. Davies, consultant. Rockville, Md.: The Foundation, 1989. 74 pp.
Rodgers, Eugene. Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990. 354 pp.
Rose, Lisle A. Assault on Eternity: Richard E. Byrd and the Exploration of Antarctica, 1946-47. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1980. 292 pp.
Stanton, William. The Great United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1975. 433 pp.
Statler, Oliver. The Black Ship Scroll: An Account of the Perry Expedition at Shimoda in 1854 and the Lively Beginnings of People-to-People Relations Between Japan & America. 2d ed. Rutland, Vt.: C. E. Tuttle, 1964. 80 pp.
Steele, George P. Seadragon Northwest Under the Ice. New York: Dutton, 1962. 255 pp.
The story of the first submarine transit of the Northwest Passage as told by the commanding officer of Seadragon.
Stoney, George M. "Explorations in Alaska." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 25 (September 1899): 533- 584, 799-849.
Tyler, David B. The Wilkes Expedition: The First United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1968. 435 pp.
Viola, Herman J., and Carolyn J. Margolis, eds. Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985. 250 pp.
Walworth, Arthur. Black Ships Off Japan: The Story of Commodore Perry's Expedition. New York: Knopf, 1946. 277 pp. (Reprinted 1966 by Shoestring).
Ward, Ralph G., ed. American Activities in the Central Pacific, 1790-1870: A History, Geography, and Ethnography Pertaining to American Involvement and Americans in the Pacific Taken From Contemporary Newspapers. Ridgewood, N.J.: Gregg Press, 1966-1971. 8 vols.
Wilkes, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845. 5 vols. (Reprinted 1970 by Gregg).