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Polar Regions

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  • Big Miracleby Tom Rose

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw?an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988. Set in Cold War?era 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event... 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; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Ice Captainby Stephen Haddesley; Stephen Haddelsey

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    As Shackleton watched his ship Endurance become trapped in the ice floes of the Weddell Sea, on the other side of Antarctica the expedition's second ship, Aurora, suffered an equally terrifying fate. Under the command of J R Stenhouse, the Aurora was torn from her moorings and driven out to sea, becoming trapped in pack ice. For ten months the ice... more...

  • Polar Wivesby Kari Herbert; Jon Bowermaster

    Greystone Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    Polar explorers were the superstars of the heroic age? of exploration, a period spanning the Victorian and Edwardian eras. In this engaging book, author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking lives of seven remarkable women who married world-famous polar explorers. As the daughter of a pioneering polar explorer, Herbert brings... 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...

  • Hooshby Jason C. Anthony

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 26.95

    Jason C. Anthony?s essays have appeared in Orion , VQR , Alimentum , the Missouri Review , and in the Best American Travel Writing 2007 . more...

  • Life in the Coldby Peter J. Marchand; Libby Walker

    University Press of New England 2000; US$ 22.95

    A third edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, updated with a new chapter on mammals and birds. 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...