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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Frozen Empiresby Adrian Howkins

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 21.59

    Frozen Empires is a study of the ways in which imperial powers (American, European, and South American) have used and continue to use the environment and the value of scientific research to support their political claims in the Antarctic Peninsula region. In making a case for imperial continuity, this book offers a new perspective on Antarctic history... more...

  • Deep Freezeby Dian Olson Belanger

    University Press of Colorado 2010; US$ 21.95

    In Deep Freeze , Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who built viable communities, made vital scientific discoveries, and established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to peace and the pursuit of science, decades after the first explorers planted flags in the ice. In the tense 1950s, even as the world was locked in the Cold War,... 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...

  • Trial by Iceby Richard Parry

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    ?An extraordinary real-life adventure of men battling the elements and themselves, told with ice-cold precision.? ? Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In the dark years following the Civil War, America?s foremost Arctic explorer, Charles Francis Hall, became a figure of national pride when he embarked on a harrowing, landmark expedition. With financial... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arcticby T. Max Friesen; Owen K. Mason

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 174.99 US$ 157.49

    Despite its extreme climate, the North American Arctic holds a complex archaeological record of global significance. In this volume, leading researchers provide comprehensive coverage of the region's cultural history, addressing issues as diverse as climate change impacts on human societies, European colonial expansion, and hunter-gatherer adaptations... more...