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Polar Regions

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  • 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$ 16.99

    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$ 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...

  • 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 Shackleton... more...

  • Greenlanders, Whales, and Whalingby Richard A. Caulfield

    Dartmouth College Press 2000; US$ 7.99

    Portrays the profound impact of world systems on contemporary Greenlandic life, especially whaling. more...

  • Death Wins in the Arcticby Kerry Karram

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 19.99

    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...