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Polar Regions

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  • The Longest Winterby Meredith Hooper

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy that befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished, and the ship had failed to pick them up as planned. Gale-force winds blew, bitter with the cold of approaching... more...

  • Fatal Journeyby Peter C. Mancall

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    From an acclaimed historian, the tale of Henry Hudson?s final voyage in search of the Northwest Passage—and the unsolved mystery surrounding his death 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...

  • Enduranceby Alfred Lansing

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 14.95

    The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip.... 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$ 90.00

    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 Whiskyby Neville Peat

    Random House 2013; US$ 23.32

    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...

  • Lost Beneath the Iceby Andrew Cohen

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton; Fergus Fleming; Frank Hurley

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 14.00

    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...