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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...

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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 141.48

    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...

  • With Scott in the Antarcticby Isobel E Williams

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Shackleton's Boat Journeyby Frank Arthur Worsley

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 10.99

    This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this book... more...

  • From Ice Floes to Battlefieldsby Anne Strathie

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    February 1912: Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates brave storms and ice to bring supplies to Antarctica. They hope to celebrate Captain Scott?s conquest of the South Pole, but are forced by ice to return north before Scott?s party returns. In New Zealand a reporter tells them that Roald Amundsen reached the Pole first. Returning to Antarctica... 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$ 7.99

    Henry ?Birdie? Bowers realised his life?s ambition when he was selected for Captain Scott?s Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the journey. Born to a sea-faring father and adventurous mother on the Firth of Clyde, Bowers? boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his... more...