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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...

  • 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...

  • Ordeal by Iceby Rorke Bryan

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 42.00

    Surrounded by hazardous seas and pitiless ice, Antarctica was first sighted by Europeans less than three centuries ago. Since then, hundreds of ships have voyaged around that continent, challenged by poorly charted waters, storms, pack ice, icebergs and disease. This comprehensive and richly illustrated book tells the story of these ships and the expeditions... more...

  • Flaws in the Ice: in search of Douglas Mawsonby David Day

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    In Flaws in the Ice , prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried ? from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated... more...

  • 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...

  • Travel and Travellers of the Middle Agesby Arthur Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 430.00

    Originally published between 1920 and 1970, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of... more...

  • Across Frozen Seasby John Wilson

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 8.99

    The adventures of cabin boy David Young aboard Sir John Franklins ill-fated HMS Erebus come to modern-day Dave Young in a series of dreams. 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...

  • 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...