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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...

  • 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$ 150.49

    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...

  • Shackleton's Heroesby Wilson McOrist; Ranulph Fiennes

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    The Unbelievable Story of Six Men Who Trekked Across the Great Ice Barrier in Support of Ernest Shackleton?s Antarctic Expedition One hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on the legendary 19141917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, defying the odds and accomplishing one of history?s most remarkable feats of endurance while narrowly... 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...