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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    A mix of history, geography, myth, and personal truth, this book explores the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea?the most visited places in Antarctica. Filled with beautiful photographs by the author from his travels, this record offers a selection of anecdotal accounts of the merchantmen, navy men, sealers, whalers,... more...

  • 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...

  • Lost World of the Golden Kingby Frank L. Holt

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on ancient historical writings, the vast array of information gleaned in recent years from the study of Hellenistic coins, and startling archaeological evidence newly unearthed in Afghanistan, Frank L. Holt sets out to rediscover the ancient civilization of Bactria. In a gripping narrative informed by the author?s deep knowledge of his subject,... 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...

  • 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...