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- The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 34.99
Chris Turney's 1912 is an entertaining and beautifully illustrated history. In 1912, five separate teams were exploring the Antarctic: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia, Filchner for Germany and Shirase for Japan. The discoveries they made enthralled the world and forever changed the way we understand our planet. more...
- Hyperion 2012; US$ 3.99
Now available as an ebook, the gripping and inspiring tale of a woman's survival alone in the Arctic. In 1921, four men and one woman ventured deep into the Arctic. Two years later, only one returned. When 23-year-old Inuit Ada Blackjack signed on as a seamstress for a top-secret Arctic expedition, her goal was simple: earn money and find a... more...
- InfoStrategist.com 2004; US$ 5.99
Narratives of Antarctic exploration and adventure by two world-renowned polar explorers ? Captain Roald Amundsen?s account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the ?Fram? (1910-1912) and Sir Ernest Shackleton?s account of the British expedition (1914-1917) aboard the Endurance and the Aurora. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.99
The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 35.95
A pristine environment of ecological richness and biodiversity. Home to generations of indigenous people for thousands of years. The location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas and coal. Largely uninhabited and long at the margins of global affairs, in the last decade Arctic Alaska has quickly become the most contested land in recent US history. ... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw?an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988. Set in Cold War?era 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00
In the late 1800s, “Arctic Fever” swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of these missions were successful, and many men lost their lives en route. Yet failure did little to dampen the enthusiasm of new explorers or... more...
- Rosenberg Publishing 2009; US$ 25.99
The British Commonwealth-sponsored Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 195758, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. A pioneering and hazardous journey, and not without controversial elements, it also included scientists participating in International Geophysical Year... more...