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Polar Regions

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  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2013; US$ 24.99

    In Flaws in the Ice , prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried ? from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated... 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...

  • From Far and Wideby Peter Pigott

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...