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  • The Antarctic Dictionaryby Bernadette Hince

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 25.95

    A complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. more...

  • The European Antarcticby Peder Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This is the first transnational study of British, Norwegian, and Swedish engagement with the Antarctic. Rather than charting how Europeans unveiled the Antarctic, it uses the history of Antarctic activity as a window into the political and cultural worlds of twentieth-century Britain and Scandinavia. more...

  • With Scott in the Antarcticby Isobel E Williams

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his celebrated Antarctic voyages: the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1914 and the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913. Wilson served as Junior Surgeon and Zoologist on Discovery and, on this expedition, with Scott and Ernest Shackleton he set a new Furthest South on 30 December 1902. he... more...

  • Die "Geographie" des Ptolemaios im Spiegel der griechischen Handschriftenby Renate Burri

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 145.96

    The present volume taps into the heretofore scarcely leveraged potential offered by a codicological and paleographic approach to reconstruct the history of Ptolemy?s Geography. The author presents many of the work?s manuscripts for the first time, and also provides a number of illuminating insights about the history of the reception... more...

  • Antarctica as Cultural Critiqueby Elena Glasberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Arguing that Antarctica is the most mediated place on earth and thus an ideal location for testing the limits of biopolitical management of population and place,áthis bookáremaps national and postcolonial methods andáoffers a new look on a 'forgotten' continent now the focus of ecological concern. more...

  • Journalsby Robert Falcon Scott; Max Jones

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication. more...

  • Antarctic Peninsula & Tierra del Fuego: 100 years of Swedish-Argentine scientific cooperation at the end of the worldby Jorge Rabassa; Maria Laura Borla

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 154.95

    This symposium, held in Argentina in March 2003, commemorates Otto Nordenskj÷ld?s 1901 expedition, and pays tribute to the Swedish and Argentinian explorers who took on the challenge of early fieldwork in Patagonia and Antarctica. This theme is extended to include recent fieldwork in the natural sciences in the Archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, the... more...

  • Science into Policyby Paul Arthur Berkman

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 79.95

    Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarctica reveals a unique model for integrating Earth system science with environmental and resource policies to balance economic, governmental, and societal interests. Since the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958, scientific investigation has fostered international cooperation and the rational... more...

  • Birdie Bowersby Anne Strathie

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Henry 'Birdie' Bowers (1883-1912) realised his life's ambition when he was selected for Scott's Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, yet he was only asked to join the team that would actually reach the South Pole at the last moment. He died on the return journey, caught in a blizzard with Scott and Edward Wilson. Born to a sea-faring father and... more...

  • Shackleton's Dreamby Stephen Haddelsey

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on what he called 'The last great polar journey' - the crossing of Antarctica. His expedition ended in disaster, with the Endurance crushed and the frozen corpses of three explorers left on the Antarctic plateau. Forty years later Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, the hero of Everest, set out to succeed where Shackleton... more...