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  • Southby Ernest Henry Shackleton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 7.99

    When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton managed to bring his entire team home by his masterful leadership through a series of incredible events. He has become a cult figure and... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the... more...

  • Inukshukby Gregory Spatz

    Bellevue Literary Press 2012; US$ 14.95

    The gripping tale of a young man's obsession with an Arctic explorer?s doomed quest to find the Northwest Passage more...

  • Ada Blackjackby Jennifer Niven

    Hachette Books 2012; Not Available

    From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island In September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack, a diminutive 25-year-old Eskimo woman, ventured deep into the Arctic in a secret attempt to colonize desolate Wrangel Island for Great... more...

  • Crevasse Rouletteby Jon Stephenson

    Rosenberg Publishing 2009; US$ 25.99

    The British Commonwealth-sponsored Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1957–58, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. A pioneering and hazardous journey, and not without controversial elements, it also included scientists participating in International Geophysical Year... more...

  • Norse Greenlandby Jared Diamond

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 2.99

    A timely and fascinating exploration of the collapse of prehistoric Norse society in Greenland?excerpted from the Pulitzer Prize?winning author Jared Diamond?s Collapse This excerpt from the New York Times ?bestselling book Collapse takes a timely and fascinating look at prehistoric Norse Greenland?the closest approximation of a controlled... more...

  • The Ice Masterby Jennifer Niven

    Hachette Books 2001; Not Available

    The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned in ice, and the expedition was abandoned by its leader. Hundreds of miles from civilization, the castaways had no choice... more...

  • The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Libraryby Michael Posluns; Morten Asfeldt; Bob Henderson; Bruce W. Hodgins; S.L. Osborne; Kerry Karram; Ken S. Coates; P. Whitney Lackenbauer; William R. Morrion; Greg Poelzer; Anthony Dalton; Alexis S. Troubetzkoy; John David Hamilton; Claudia Coutu Radmore; Pete Seeger

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 53.99

    This special ten-book bundle presents the history and culture of the Canadian Arctic told compellingly from all possible angles, cultural, military, historical, and biographical. A one-stop guide to this fascinating and remote place. more...

  • Ukkusiksalikby David F. Pelly

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 16.99

    Ukkusiksalik, now a national park, was for millennia the territory of Northern First Nations people, with finds dating back to 500 BC. This book tells the story of this breathtaking land, using oral testimony from the last Inuit elders to have lived there, and accounts from explorers, whalers, missionaries, Mounties, and traders. more...

  • Mawson's Hutsby David Jensen; Mawson's Huts Foundation

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 25.45

    A beautifully written and illustrated history of Mawson's Huts, the unique buildings used as the base for one of the most significant expeditions in Antarctic history. more...