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  • Roald Amundsenby Tor Bomann-Larsen

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    On 14 December 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just over a month before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. He had already led the first expedition to traverse the North West Passage, and would go on to lead the first successful attempt to cross the... more...

  • The Longest Winterby Meredith Hooper

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy that befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished, and the ship had failed to pick them up as planned. Gale-force winds blew, bitter with the cold of approaching... more...

  • Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitatby Peter T Harris; Elaine K Baker

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 130.00

    The conservation of marine benthic biodiversity is a recognised goal of a number of national and international programs such as the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). In order to attain this goal, information is needed about the distribution of life in the ocean so that spatial conservation measures such as marine protected areas (MPAs)... more...

  • Tales from the Torrid Zoneby Alexander Frater

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 19.08

    A wonderful personal journey through the tropics from the Observer's former chief travel correspondent.Part memoir, part travelogue, "Tales From the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics" is rooted in Alex Frater's birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu. From this obscure South Seas group, he ranges over the hot, wet, beautiful swathe... more...

  • Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistantby Isobel E Williams

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Edgar Evans was described by Robert Falcon Scott as 'a giant worker?an invaluable assistant'. Having joined the Royal Navy as a boy sailor at the age of 15, he rose rapidly to the rank of chief petty officer, serving with a young Scott on board HMS Majestic along the way. He took part in the Discovery Expedition of 1901-04, and was awarded the Polar... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    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 of Ptolemy?s Geography. more...

  • Terra Antarcticaby William Fox

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape? For more than three decades, William L. Fox has looked at empty landscapes and the role of the arts to investigate the way humans make sense of space. In Terra Antarctica, Fox continues this line of inquiry as he travels to the Antarctic, the “largest and most extreme desert... more...

  • Voyagesby Gordon Miller

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    From the mid-fifteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries, the driving force behind world exploration was Europe's growing passion for the luxuries of life and for discovering the uncharted territories that provided these luxuries. We know the shape of the world today because ships, driven by wind and human muscle, were navigated into every last bay and... more...

  • Shackletonby Jonathan Shackleton

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    A mesmerizing new biography of explorer Ernest Shackleton, lavishly illustrated with over a hundred photographs, maps and engravings, some of them appearing in print for the first time. Eighty years after his death, the extraordinary story of Endurance South Pole expedition still holds a compelling grip on the public imagination. Trapped in drifting... more...

  • Call of the Whiteby Felicity Aston

    Summersdale 2012; US$ 9.99

    An inspirational account of eight women on one very unique expedition   Felicity Aston challenged women in many countries, asking if they could ski to the South Pole, as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but "ordinary" women who want to inspire others... more...