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  • 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...

  • The Worst Journey In The Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.93

    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...

  • Hell With A Capital Hby Katherine Lambert

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.07

    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...

  • 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...

  • Riding the Ice Windby Alastair Vere Nicoll; Bear Grylls

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 25.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Lost Menby Kelly Tyler-Lewis

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration Sir Ernest Shackleton?s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply... more...