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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Worst Journey In The Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.53

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wings Of Iceby Jeff Maynard

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 16.38

    Was American Richard Byrd really the first to fly to the North Pole? And why did enigmatic Australian explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins disappear from the history books? With the rise of aviation at the beginning of the twentieth century, daring men were finally able to explore the Earth's final frontiers - the Arctic and Antarctic wildernesses. Hoping... more...

  • Echoing Silenceby John Moss

    University of Ottawa Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    The North has always had, and still has, an irresistible attraction. This fascination is made up of a mixture of perspectives, among these, the various explorations of the Arctic itself and the Inuk cultural heritage found in the elders' and contemporary stories. This book discusses the different generations of explorers and writers and illustrates... more...