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Polar Regions

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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...

  • Ukkusiksalikby David F. Pelly

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

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

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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$ 24.49

    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...

  • Arctic Politicsby Oran R. Young

    Dartmouth College Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    Thoughtful essays establishing the Arctic as a distinctive region of international political, socioeconomic, and environmental importance. more...