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Polar Regions

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  • Edge of the Worldby Charles Neider

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    Charles Neider (1915-2001) edited Tolstoy: Tales of Courage and Conflict and Life As I Find It: A Treasury of Mark Twain Rarities , among many other books. Cooper Square Press has also published his fiction ( The Grotto Berg: Two Novellas ) and his recent memoir, Adam's Burden . more...

  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2013; US$ 24.99

    In Flaws in the Ice , prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried ? from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated... more...

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance... more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Owen Beattie; John Geiger; Margaret Atwood

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Owen Beattie is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta. He has contributed to many forensic investigations in Canada, as well as to human rights and humanitarian projects in Rwanda, Somalia, and Cyprus. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta. John Geiger graduated in history from the University of Alberta. His work has been translated... more...

  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Douglas Mawson  was determined to make his mark on Antarctica as no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century.  Flaws in the Ice  is the untold true story of Douglas Mawson?s 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, mistakenly hailed for a century as a courageous survival story from the Heroic... more...

  • The Karluk's Last Voyageby Capt. Robert A. Bartlett; Edward E. Leslie

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    A riveting account of an early 20 th century polar expedition by one of the greatest ice captains who ever lived. more...

  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard; Caroline Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    " The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel... a masterpiece." ? The New York Review of Books more...

  • The Ice Museumby Joanna Kavenna

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    A legend, a land once seen and then lost forever, Thule was a place beyond the edge of the maps, a mystery for thousands of years. And to the Nazis, Thule was an icy Eden, birthplace of Nordic “purity.” In this exquisitely written narrative, Joanna Kavenna wanders in search of Thule, to Shetland, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Greenland, and Svalbard, unearthing... more...

  • Ships of Wood and Men of Ironby Gerard Kenney

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 10.99

    A history of explorations of the Arctic in Canada, beginning with Otto Sverdrups 18981902 Norwegian expedition. more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 16.99

    From early medieval times to the twenty-first century, what is the beguiling draw of the north? What manner of men boldly ventured into those hostile and unpredictable regions? Todays Arctic is developing into tomorrows hotspot. more...