Studia Historiae Scientiarum (Dec 2017)

Polish polar research (outline)

  • Krzysztof Ludwik Birkenmajer

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 16
pp. 123 – 153


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The article describes Polish research and discoveries in the Arctic and the Antarctic since the 19th century. The author is a geologist and since 1956 has been engaged in scientific field research on Spitsbergen, Greenland and Antarctica (23 expeditions). For many years chairman of the Committee on Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, he is now its Honorary Chairman.