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Polar Regions

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  • Edge of the Worldby Charles Neider

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    Author and Antarctic explorer Neider recounts the history of expeditions to the South Pole along with his own adventure stranded on Mt. Erebus after a near-fatal helicopter crash. more...

  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2013; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 210 Squadron, based at Sullom Voe in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of highly secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. The sorties were associated with a Norwegian expedition from Britain to Spitsbergen, to deny the use of the territory to the enemy. The flights made by the crew were frequently... more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Owen Beattie; John Geiger; Margaret Atwood

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin?s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 184548 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin and his men set out to penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.? The expedition?s two ships HMS Erebus and HMS... more...

  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Douglas Mawson  was determined to make his mark on Antarctica as no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century.  Flaws in the Ice  is 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...

  • The Karluk's Last Voyageby Capt. Robert A. Bartlett; Edward E. Leslie

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    A riveting account of an early 20 th century polar expedition by one of the greatest ice captains who ever lived. more...

  • Roald Amundsen et la course au pôle Sudby Mélanie Mettra; Jonathan Jackowska; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 1.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur Roald Amundsen et la course au pôle Sud en moins d?une heure ! La fin du XIXe siècle marque le commencement de la conquête des pôles. Faisant naître une véritable compétition internationale, la course aux pôles servira de cadre aux exploits de Roald Amundsen. Passionné par le monde polaire, ce marin... more...

  • Sir John Franklin?s Erebus and Terror Expeditionby Gillian Hutchinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 16.99

    In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage ? the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror , and the 129 men aboard them disappeared in the Arctic.... more...

  • Empire of Extinctionby Ryan Tucker Jones

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Empire of Extinction examines the environmental catastrophe resulting from Russia's expansion into the North Pacific, causing Russians and other Europeans to recognize the threat of species extinction for the first time. This book demonstrates the importance of the North Pacific both for the Russian empire and for global environmental history. more...

  • Bloody Falls of the Coppermineby Mckay Jenkins

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In the winter of 1913, high in the Canadian Arctic, two Catholic priests set out on a dangerous mission to do what no white men had ever attempted: reach a group of utterly isolated Eskimos and convert them. Farther and farther north the priests trudged, through a frigid and bleak country known as the Barren Lands, until they reached the place where... more...