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  • The Longest Winterby Meredith Hooper

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Here Be Dragonsby Dennis McCarthy

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 12.99

    Denis McCarthy's highly engaging account of biogeography shows how two great theories - evolution and plate tectonics - explained the pattern of life on Earth. It is a story of elephant birds and pygmy mammoths, and the gradual acceptance of radical new ideas demonstrating that life and powerful physical forces constantly reshape our planet. 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 2011; US$ 7.25

    Part memoir, part travelogue, Tales From the Torrid Zone is rooted in Alex Frater's birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu where his father ran its hospital and his mother, in her front garden, built its first school. From this obscure South Seas group he ranges over the hot, wet, beautiful swathe of the world that has haunted him ever... more...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 2.99

    This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century. 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...

  • Terra Antarcticaby William Fox

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    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$ 43.99

    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...

  • The Adventures of Ibn Battutaby Ross E. Dunn

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Ross Dunn here recounts the great traveler's remarkable career, interpreting it within the cultural and social context of Islamic society and giving the reader both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times. 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...