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  • The Man Who Ate His Bootsby Anthony Brandt

    Random House 2011; US$ 31.98

    Dozens of missions set out for the Arctic during the first half of the nineteenth century; all ended in failure and many in disaster, as men found themselves starving to death in the freezing wilderness, sometimes with nothing left to eat but their companions' remains. Anthony Brandt traces the complete history of this noble and foolhardy obsession,... more...

  • The Place Where You Go to Listenby John Luther Adams; Alex Ross

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A personal journey into the music of the Arctic more...

  • 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...

  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    "A beguiling and valuable record of polar exploration before the planes landed, and a miraculous testament to what the human spirit can achieve. Albanov's harrowing story is a welcome addition to the canon of polar literature." -Sara Wheeler, author of Terra Incognita 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...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton; Fergus Fleming; Frank Hurley

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.00

    As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning 28 men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton... more...

  • The Coldest Crucibleby Michael F. Robinson

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Shackleton's Whiskyby Neville Peat

    Random House 2013; US$ 27.18

    Sir Ernest Shackleton could never have imagined his name being closely associated with whisky, certainly not in the title of a book. Rarely did he consume strong drink. On his expeditions, he tolerated a ?mild spree? at times of celebration. But that was all. Drinking to excess appalled him. From an early age, growing up in a teetotal home, he was... more...

  • 1912by Chris Turney

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 34.99

    Chris Turney's 1912 is an entertaining and beautifully illustrated history of an awe-inspiring subject. The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia,... 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...