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  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 14.58

    Forgotten Footprints tells the story of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea: the most visited places in Antarctica. In 12 years John Harrison has visited the Antarctic over 40 times, where he works as a guide and lectures on adventure cruise ships. Here he offers a selection of highly readable anecdotal accounts of... more...

  • The South Poleby Captain Roald Amundsen; Roland Huntford

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 28.99

    The first explorer to reach the South Pole recounts the rigors of his expedition. more...

  • Edge of the Worldby Charles Neider

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    Author and Antarctic explorer Neider recounts the history of expeditions to the South Pole along with his own adventure stranded on Mt. Erebus after a near-fatal helicopter crash. 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...

  • Tales from the Torrid Zoneby Alexander Frater

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 17.26

    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...

  • Voyages of the Discoveryby Ann Savours

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Discovery was built for Captain Scott's first Antarctic expedition of 1901-04 and was launched more than 100 years ago in 1901, at Dundee. She had a long and intriguing career before her final voyage back there in 1986; this book tells the story of that chequered history.Despite a number of expeditions to the Southern Ocean during the nineteenth... 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...