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Polar Regions

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  • 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...

  • Mawson's Willby Lennard Bickel; Edmund Sir Hillary

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Mawson's Will is the dramatic story of what Sir Edmund Hillary calls "the most outstanding solo journey ever recorded in Antarctic history." For weeks in Antarctica, Douglas Mawson faced some of the most daunting conditions ever known to man: blistering wind, snow, and cold; loss of his companion, his dogs and supplies, the skin on his hands and... more...

  • Arctic Voicesby Subhankar Banerjee

    Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    "One of the great strengths of  Arctic Voices  is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The... more...

  • The Ice Museumby Joanna Kavenna

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Joanna Kavenna went north in search of the Atlantis of the Arctic, the mythical land of Thule. Seen once by an Ancient Greek explorer and never found again, mysterious Thule came to represent the vast and empty spaces of the north. Fascinated for many years by Arctic places, Kavenna decided to travel through the lands that have been called Thule, from... more...

  • The Arctic Grailby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 24.95

    Scores of nineteenth-century expeditions battled savage cold, relentless ice and winter darkness in pursuit of two great prizes: the quest for the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific and the international race to reach the North Pole. Pierre Berton's #1 best-selling book brings to life the great explorers: the pious and ambitious Edward... more...

  • The Ice Balloonby Alec Wilkinson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The story of the only person to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon, and the golden age of Polar Exploration. more...

  • A History of the Arcticby John McCannon

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    Bitter cold and constant snow. Polar bears, seals, and killer whales. Victor Frankenstein chasing his monstrous creation across icy terrain in a dogsled. The arctic calls to mind a myriad different images. Consisting of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, the United States, Russia, Greenland, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the arctic possesses a unique... more...

  • The Best Survival Stories Ever Toldby Jon E. Lewis

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    This collection of classic tales comprises over thirty accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters, and journals. They span the years from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Among the writers are: Ernest ShackletonDouglas MawsonSalomon AndréeSebastian... more...

  • The Attacking Oceanby Brian Fagan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    The past fifteen thousand years - the entire span of human civilization - have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect... more...

  • A Short History of Polar Explorationby Nick Rennison

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    An absorbing history, bringing explorers' tales vividly to life   Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men who went to Antarctica with Captain Scott, said "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised." Yet there has never been a shortage of volunteers willing to endure the bad times... more...