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  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 210 Squadron, based at Sullom Voe in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of highly secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. The sorties were associated with a Norwegian expedition from Britain to Spitsbergen, to deny the use of the territory to the enemy. The flights made by the crew were frequently... more...

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

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin?s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 184548 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin and his men set out to penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.? The expedition?s two ships HMS Erebus and HMS... 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...

  • Roald Amundsen et la course au pôle Sudby Mélanie Mettra; Jonathan Jackowska; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 1.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur Roald Amundsen et la course au pôle Sud en moins d?une heure ! La fin du XIXe siècle marque le commencement de la conquête des pôles. Faisant naître une véritable compétition internationale, la course aux pôles servira de cadre aux exploits de Roald Amundsen. Passionné par le monde polaire, ce marin... more...

  • Journalsby Robert Falcon Scott; Max Jones

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 11.99

    Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication. more...

  • The Coldest Crucibleby Michael F. Robinson

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    In the late 1800s, ?Arctic Fever? swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of these missions were successful, and many men lost their lives en route. Yet failure did little to dampen the enthusiasm of new explorers or the crowds... more...

  • From Far and Wideby Peter Pigott

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 9.99

    Is the Canadian North a state of mind or simply the lands and waters above the 60th parallel? From Far and Wide recounts exclusively the historic activities of the Canadian military in Canada's Arctic. more...

  • Franklinby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    In 1845 Captain Sir John Franklin led a large, well equipped expedition to complete the conquest of the Canadian Arctic, to find the fabled North West Passage connecting the North Atlantic to the North Pacific. Yet Franklin, his ships and his men were fated never to return. The cause of their loss remains a mystery. In Franklin , Andrew Lambert presents... more...

  • Loss and Cultural Remains in Performanceby Heather Davis-Fisch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Argues that performance is a crucial way of understanding the affective intercultural impact of the disappearance of John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition in 1845. more...