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  • Mythos Südseeby Ulrich Offenberg

    Komplett Media GmbH 2011; US$ 5.60

    Es begann mit einer theatralischen Inszenierung: 1513 tauchte der Spanier Vasco Nuenz de Balboa sein Schwert in die Fluten des Stillen Ozeans und nahm damit symbolisch die Südsee für seinen König in Besitz. Der Edelmann ahnte damals nicht, dass er den größten Ozean der Erde entdeckt hatte. Ein Gebiet mit 20.000 Inseln, so groß wie die Oberfläche... more...

  • In Antarcticaby Jay Ruzesky

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Jay Ruzesky recalls a childhood of snow caves, literary ambitions, and a fascination with polar exploration that was ignited by the genes he shares with famed Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. As a boy, Ruzesky was captivated by Amundsen's diaries: an Antarctic exploration aboard Belgica when Amundsen was a twenty-five-year-old mate bent on earning... more...

  • Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750?1920by Ben Maddison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Between 1750 and 1920 over 15,000 people visited Antarctica. Despite such a large number the historiography has ignored all but a few celebrated explorers. Maddison presents a study of Antarctic exploration, telling the story of these forgotten facilitators, he argues that Antarctic exploration can be seen as an offshoot of European colonialism. more...

  • The Silence Callingby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 64.88

    The Silence Calling is a fascinating and often moving account of the work and life of Australians in Antarctica. It traces the development of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) from the first day the Australian flag was raised on Australia's remote Southern Ocean outpost of Heard Island on Boxing Bay 1947 up to the... more...

  • Changing Trends in Antarctic Research {Environment & Assessment ; V. 3}by Aant Elzinga

    Springer 1993; US$ 118.00

    Considers the rapidly changing events surrounding the introduction of an environmental protection regime in Antarctica. The book looks at the historical background, as well as the role of science as a vehicle for political action. more...

  • Strabo's Cultural Geographyby Daniela Dueck; Hugh Lindsay; Sarah Pothecary

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Wide-ranging 2005 exploration of Strabo's Geography by an international team of scholars. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Antarcticby Beau Riffenburgh

    Routledge 2006; US$ 425.00

    The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty. This work offers information on a variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. more...

  • Life on the Iceby Roff Smith

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    An intimate view of life on ice: stories of people, places and procedures in the Great White South. more...

  • Mountains of Madnessby John Long

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 22.68

    A riveting account of a modern scientific expedition to the Antarctic. more...

  • Just Tell Them I Survivedby Dr Robin Burns

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 22.68

    This collection of interviews celebrates women's participation in national and private expeditions to Antarctica. Based on 130 interviews the book ranges across the first women scientists to visit Macquarie Island in 1959, to contemporary 'winterers'. Given the extent to which men have traditionally marked out the territory, physically,... more...