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  • The Worst Journey In The Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.91

    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 men... more...

  • Hell With A Capital Hby Katherine Lambert

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.96

    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$ 7.99

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

  • The Antarctic: A Very Short Introductionby Klaus Dodds

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Antarctica attracts great interest from political leaders, journalists, and public audiences around the world. In this Very Short Introduction, Klaus Dodds presents a modern account of Antarctica, looking closely at contemporary developments in commerce, science, sovreignty, and governance. more...

  • Eismitte in the Scientific Imaginationby Janet Martin-Nielsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Since the 18th century, Greenland's geometric center, Eismitte, has been one of the most forbidding but scientifically rich locations in the Arctic. Tracing its history from European contact through the Cold War, this study shows how Eismitte was the setting for scientific knowledge production as well as diplomatic maneuvering. more...

  • LASHIPAby Louwrens Hacquebord

    Barkhuis 2012; US$ 20.40

    This book contains most of the papers presented at the final LASHIPA workshop in St Petersburg, Russia 2-4 November 2009. The workshop was organized to finalize the bilateral LASHIPA Russia-Netherlands project and to discuss possible future cooperation between the participants of the sub-project of the Eurocore Boreas project and the participants of... more...

  • Peary to the Poleby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media Young Readers 2012; US$ 9.99

    For most of his life, an explorer fought to conquer the North Pole On March 1, 1909, only 413 miles of treacherous ice separated Robert E. Peary from realizing his lifelong dream of becoming the first man to set foot on the North Pole. On that dark morning on Canada?s Ellesmere Island, it was cold enough to freeze a bottle of brandy. Though appearing... more...

  • Early Inuit Studiesby Igor Krupnik

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 49.95

    This collection of 15 chronologically arranged papers is the first-ever definitive treatment of the intellectual history of Eskimology?known today as Inuit studies?the field of anthropology preoccupied with the origins, history, and culture of the Inuit people. The authors trace the growth and change in scholarship on the Inuit (Eskimo) people from... more...

  • Minds of Winterby Ed O'Loughlin

    Quercus 2016; US$ 21.99

    THE NEW NOVEL FROM BOOKER LONGLISTED ED O'LOUGHLIN, IN WHICH A MEETING BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS SHEDS LIGHT ON THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF POLAR EXPLORATION. It begins with a chance encounter at the top of the world. Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada - 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle - searching for answers... more...

  • Empire of Extinctionby Ryan Tucker Jones

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    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...