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  • Scott of the Antarcticby David Crane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer?s papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before. In reassessing Scott?s life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the Discovery expedition of 1901?4 and the... more...

  • Antarctica and Back in Sixty Daysby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 15.45

    Tim Bowden's account of his journeys to the Antarctic combine adventure, exploration, social history, human endeavour and humour in the most isolated continent on earth. more...

  • Strabo of Amasiaby Daniela Dueck

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Offers a new interpretation of the man and his life and emphasises the place and importance of Strabo's Geography and of geography itself within these intellectual circles. more...

  • Antarcticaby Paul Simpson-Housley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 210.00

    This traces images of the continent throughout time and analyses the differing perceptions of beauty and terror experienced by explorers.Cast from the sea and the land, powerful new images are evoked from the stories refashioned at home more...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton; Fergus Fleming; Frank Hurley

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 14.00

    Veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton?s excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first-hand account of this epic adventure. As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent... more...

  • The Entire Earth and Skyby Leslie C Roberts

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    More than a distant continent, Antarctica is a land of the imagination, shaping and shaped for centuries by explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The Entire Earth and Sky conjures all these ideas and interweaves them with the experience and history of Antarctica, balancing the reality of the frigid outpost populated by a ragtag alliance... more...

  • 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$ 95.00

    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...

  • A First Rate Tragedyby Diana Preston

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11

    On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought - the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between the bodies of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies which... more...

  • Antarctica as Cultural Critiqueby Elena Glasberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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, this book remaps national and postcolonial methods and offers a new look on a 'forgotten' continent now the focus of ecological concern. more...