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Polar Regions

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  • Enduranceby Alfred Lansing

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.99

    Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...

  • Blazing Iceby John H Wright

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Antarctic is the last vast terrestrial frontier. Just over a century ago, no one had ever seen the South Pole. Today odd machines and adventure skiers from many nations converge there every summer, arriving from numerous starting points on the Antarctic coast and returning some other way. But not until very recently has anyone completed a roundtrip... more...

  • Henson at the North Poleby Matthew A. Henson

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 7.95

    In 1909, after two decades of strenuous efforts, the Peary Arctic Club expedition team triumphantly arrived at the North Pole. Commander Peary and his African-American companion, Matthew Henson, had endured several failed attempts to cross hundreds of miles of frozen ocean. But with their growing skill and experience, along with the assistance of... more...

  • Ukkusiksalikby David F. Pelly

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 16.99

    Ukkusiksalik, now a national park, was for millennia the territory of Northern First Nations people, with finds dating back to 500 BC. This book tells the story of this breathtaking land, using oral testimony from the last Inuit elders to have lived there, and accounts from explorers, whalers, missionaries, Mounties, and traders. more...

  • Arctic Adaptationsby Igor Krupnik; Marcia Levenson; Marcia Levenson

    Dartmouth College Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The evolving culture of indigenous communities in Siberia more...

  • Cheltenham In Antarcticaby David Wilson; David Elder; Nicholas Reardon

    Reardon Publications 2012; US$ 4.99

    Edward Adrian Wilson is perhaps the most famous native son of Cheltenham. In the early years of the 20th century, he was one of the major influences and personalities of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration and has also been recognised as one of the top ranking ornithologists and naturalists in the UK during this period. more...

  • Our Lost Explorersby George W. De Long

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Newcomb was the naturalist of the expedition and one of the few survivors. The work also contains Newcomb's narrative of a winter overland journey from the Arctic Ocean to St. Petersburg and an account of the Jeannette search expeditions, their discoveries, etc. more...

  • Perdu sous la banquiseby Andrew Cohen; Dominique Fortier

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99

    L'histoire du voyage audacieux du HMS Investigator et de la découverte moderne de son épave par les archéologues subaquatiques de Parcs Canada. more...

  • Trial by Iceby Richard Parry

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A Grand Beginning Under a general appropriations act "for the year ending the thirteenth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one," we find the Congressional authority for the outfit of the "United States North Polar Expedition."... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    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...