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  • In the Lena Deltaby George W. Melville

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In the Lena Delta is the story of the U.S. explorer and naval engineer, George Melville, who led an expedition that found the remains of Lieutanant G.W. De Long and his party from his previous expedition on the Jeannette. In July of 1879, as chief engineer, Melville set sail with De Long from San Francisco on the Jeannette through the Bering Strait,... more...

  • Leading at the Edgeby Dennis N.T. Perkins; Catherine McCarthy; Margaret P. Holtman; Paul R. Kessler

    AMACOM 2000; US$ 24.95

    Leadership expert Dennis N.T. Perkins reveals how Shackleton?s vision, actions, and philosophy of leadership provide a compass to executives and managers in today?s climate of fierce competition, economic uncertainty, and constant change. more...

  • The Ice Passageby Brian Payton

    Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 19.95

    A thrilling account of suffering and survival, The Ice Passage charts an epic quest from desire to destiny. It begins as a mission of mercy. Four and a half years after the disappearance of Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin and his two ships, HMS Investigator sets sail in search of them. Instead of rescuing lost comrades, the Investigator... more...

  • The Lost Photographs of Captain Scottby David M. Wilson

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 16.99

    The myth of Scott of the Antarctic, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, icon of fortitude and courage who perished with his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole on March 29 th , 1912, is an enduring one, elevated, dismantled and restored during the turbulence of the succeeding century. Until now, the legend of the doomed Terra Nova... more...

  • Globalizing Polar Scienceby Roger D. Launius; James Rodger Fleming; David H. DeVorkin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 35.00

    The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that was focused on, but not limited to, understanding the Earth's poles. This groundbreaking collection redresses the surprising failure of historians to explore beyond even a cursory manner the richness of the... more...

  • The Worst Journey In The Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.00

    The Worst Journey in the World is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. One of the youngest members of Scott's team, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was later part of the rescue party that found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. Despite the horrors that Scott and his... more...

  • Riding the Ice Windby Alastair Vere Nicoll; Bear Grylls

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 26.00

    Adrift in a life without risk or surprise and with a burning desire to make some sense of his place in the world, Alastair Vere Nicoll dived into the unknown. Leaving the security of friends, work and a wife, he joined a team of young men to harness the katabatic winds and haul and kite-surf across Antarctica: the coldest, windiest, most violent continent... more...

  • Hell With A Capital Hby Katherine Lambert

    Random House 2012; US$ 24.71

    On 29 March 1912, as Scott and his two companions lay dying in their tent, elsewhere on the polar ice-cap six members of his ill-fated expedition were fighting for their lives. This was the so-called Northern Party, hand-picked by Scott to undertake his most significant programme of scientific research. The unsung hero of this group was Dr Murray... more...

  • Chasing Shackletonby Tim Jarvis

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 27.99

    In this extraordinary adventure memoir and tie-in to the PBS documentary, Tim Jarvis, one of the world's leading explorers, describes his modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever?and in period clothing and gear?the legendary 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton. In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team... more...

  • Arctic Frontby Ken S. Coates; P. Whitney Lackenbauer; William R. Morrion; Greg Poelzer

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 11.99

    An energetic and engaging collaboration by four of Canada's leading Northern specialists, Arctic Front is a clarion call to all Canadians about our endangered Arctic region. more...