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Polar Regions

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  • 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 US$ 10.31

    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...

  • 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 book... more...

  • Lost Beneath the Iceby Andrew Cohen

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 9.99

    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...