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Polar Regions

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  • A First Rate Tragedyby Diana Preston

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 13.11

    On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought - the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between the bodies of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies which... more...

  • Loss and Cultural Remains in Performanceby Heather Davis-Fisch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Shackleton's Boat Journeyby Frank Arthur Worsley

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this... more...

  • Lost Beneath the Iceby Andrew Cohen

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 29.99

    In 1850, HMS Investigator was sent to search for the lost Franklin ships. They failed, becoming trapped in the ice, but completed Franklin's quest for the Northwest Passage. This book recounts the voyage and Parks Canada's discovery of the wreck. more...

  • Gender on Iceby Lisa Bloom

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    Bloom focuses on the conquest of the North Pole as she reveals how popular print and visual media defined and shaped American national ideologies from the early twentieth century to the present. more...

  • Shackleton's Dreamby Stephen Haddelsey

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on what he called 'The last great polar journey' - the crossing of Antarctica. His expedition ended in disaster, with the Endurance crushed and the frozen corpses of three explorers left on the Antarctic plateau. Forty years later Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, the hero of Everest, set out to succeed where... more...

  • Death Wins in the Arcticby Kerry Karram

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 9.99

    A four-man patrol from the North West Mounted Police left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, heading for Dawson City, Yukon, on December 21, 1910. The harrowing drama of their futile 52-day struggle to survive is an account of courageous failure, one that resonates in its depiction of human intelligence pitted against the forces of nature. more...

  • Norse Greenlandby Jared Diamond

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 2.99

    A timely and fascinating exploration of the collapse of prehistoric Norse society in Greenland?excerpted from the Pulitzer Prize?winning author Jared Diamond?s Collapse This excerpt from the New York Times ?bestselling book Collapse takes a timely and fascinating look at prehistoric Norse Greenland?the closest approximation of a controlled... more...

  • Scott's Last Expeditionby Robert Falcon Scott

    Digireads.com Publishing 2005; US$ 4.49

    "Scott's Last Expedition" by Robert Falcon Scott is a classic work of literature that can be enjoyed by all. Download "Scott's Last Expedition" and enjoy another quality Digireads.com publication. more...