Cullum Geographical Medal

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The Cullum Geographical Medal is one of the oldest awards of the American Geographical Society. It was established in the will of George Washington Cullum, the vice president of the Society, and is awarded "to those who distinguish themselves by geographical discoveries or in the advancement of geographical science". It was first awarded in 1896 to Robert Peary. The gold medal was designed by Lydia Field Emmet. "On the front is the figure of a young man standing in the bow of a boat. He has thrown down his oars upon discovering land. He shades his eyes with his hand as the boat progresses through the waves. A sea gull, hovering, indicates the proximity of land. The whole is supposed to represent enterprise and the spirit of exploration. Inscribed on the face of the medal is: The American Geographical Society of New York.""The reverse, to typify achievement and award, bears a female figure – Columbia, the left hand resting on a globe and the right holding out a laurel wreath. Beneath the right arm is the tablet to bear the record of the achievement for which the award is made. On the side is the inscription: The Cullum Geographical Medal."
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award received: Cullum Geographical Medal

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Rachel Carson

American marine biologist and conservationist

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7

Silent Spring

A book by Rachel Carson about pesticides harming the environment.

author: Rachel Carson

1962

The Sea Around Us

1951 book

author: Rachel Carson

1951

The Edge of the Sea

book by Rachel Carson

author: Rachel Carson
illustrator: Robert W. Hines

Under the Sea Wind

book by Rachel Carson

author: Rachel Carson
illustrator: Robert W. Hines

1941

Articles

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Silent Spring ( 1963 )

scientific article published on 30 March 1963

author: Rachel Carson Denzel E. Ferguson

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Ernest Shackleton

Anglo-Irish polar explorer

Works

7

South: the story of Shackleton's last expedition

Biography by Ernest Shackleton about the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

author: Ernest Shackleton

1920

Aurora Australis

book printed on Antarctica during the Nimrod Expedition

author: Ernest Shackleton, Douglas Mawson, James Murray, George Marston, Alistair Mackay, Frank Wild, Edgeworth David
illustrator: George Marston

1908

L'Odyssée de l'« Endurance »

book by Ernest Shackleton

author: Ernest Shackleton

1988

The heart of the Antarctic

Book by Ernest Henry Shackleton about the Nimrod Expedition

author: Ernest Shackleton

1909

Midwinter Night

Poem by Ernest Shackleton, writing under the pseudonym 'Nemo'

author: Ernest Shackleton

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Buzz Aldrin

American astronaut

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Michael Collins

former American astronaut and test pilot

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Fridtjof Nansen

Norwegian polar explorer and diplomat; Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1861-1930)

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