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  • Deep Freezeby Dian Olson Belanger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who built viable communities, made vital scientific discoveries, and established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to peace and the pursuit of science, decades after the first explorers planted flags in the ice. In the tense 1950s, even as the world was locked in the Cold War, U.S.... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 16.99

    From early medieval times to the twenty-first century, what is the beguiling draw of the north? What manner of men boldly ventured into those hostile and unpredictable regions? Todays Arctic is developing into tomorrows hotspot. more...

  • 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...

  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Douglas Mawsoná was determined to make his mark onáAntarcticaáas no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century.á Flaws in the Ice áis 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...

  • Polar Imperativeby Shelagh D. Grant

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 22.95

    Based on Shelagh Grant ?s groundbreaking archival research and drawing on her reputation as a leading historian in the field, Polar Imperative is a compelling overview of the historical claims of sovereignty over this continent?s polar regions. This engaging, timely history examines: the unfolding implications of major climate changes the impact... more...

  • Terra Antarcticaby William Fox

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape? For more than three decades, William L. Fox has looked at empty landscapes and the role of the arts to investigate the way humans make sense of space. In Terra Antarctica, Fox continues this line of inquiry as he travels to the Antarctic, the ôlargest and most extreme desert... more...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton; Fergus Fleming; Frank Hurley

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 12.99

    Veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton?s excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first-hand account of this epic adventure. 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... 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... more...

  • Enduranceby Alfred Lansing

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 27.99

    Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... 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...