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  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.39

    The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the... more...

  • Chasing Venusby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor?the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system.    On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the earth... more...

  • Fatal Passageby Ken McGoogan

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - FATAL PASSAGE is a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. In 1854 Rae solved the two great Arctic mysteries: the fate of the doomed Franklin expedition and the location of the last navigable link in the Northwest Passage. But Rae was to be denied... more...

  • Scott And Amundsenby Roland Huntford

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 21.99

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who... more...

  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    In 1910, hoping that the study of penguin eggs would provide an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles, a group of explorers left Cardiff by boat on Robert Falcon Scott?s expedition to Antarctica. Not all of them would return. Written by one of its survivors, The Worst Journey in the World tells the moving and dramatic story of the disastrous... more...

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    New York Times   bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories... more...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 0.99

    In 1914, as Europe braces for an unfathomably deadly war, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica to do the impossible: traverse the continent. He has a ship (the aptly named Endurance), a head brimming with optimism, and 28 men willing to follow him on an expedition across some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet. But Shackleton?s... more...

  • Wilderness of the Upper Yukonby Charles Sheldon; Carl Rungius

    Boone and Crockett Club 2013; US$ 9.99

    The third book in Boone and Crockett Club's series of digitally remastered classics. Join Charles Sheldon in this wonderful book recording two years of field experiences while engaged in studying wild sheep of Yukon Territory from 1904 to 1905. This detailed account is strictly from the point of view of a hunter interested in natural history. Sheldon... more...

  • A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa (Illustrated)by Frederick Courteney Selous

    Boone and Crockett Club 2014; US$ 9.99

    Follow noted adventurer Frederick Courteney Selous as he spends nine years amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa as a professional hunter beginning in 1871 at the young age of 20. In his preface he notes, ?...my pages are naturally chiefly devoted to the ferae naturae amongst which I have been constantly living. Some of my conclusions... more...

  • Moon Shotby Jay Barbree; Howard Benedict; Alan Shepard; Deke Slayton; Neil Armstrong

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rockets On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation?s most... more...