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  • Riding the Ice Windby Alastair Vere Nicoll; Bear Grylls

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Seek the Frozen Landsby Frank Nugent

    The Collins Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    High on any list of Polar explorers would be the names Crozier, McClintock, McClure and Shackleton. But how many know they were all Irish? Seek the Frozen Lands unveils an array of Irish heroes largely unknown in modern Ireland. The sage begins with Edward Bransfield, who made one of the first sightings of the Antarctic in 1820. The story ends with... more...

  • So, How Long Have You Been Native?by Alexis C. Bunten

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 26.95

    So, How Long Have You Been Native? is Alexis C. Bunten?s firsthand account of what it is like to work in the Alaska cultural tourism industry. An Alaska Native and anthropologist, she spent two seasons working for a tribally owned tourism business that markets the Tlingit culture in Sitka. Bunten?s narrative takes readers through the summer tour... more...

  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir; David Rains Wallace

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 14.99

    This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.   more...

  • Antarcticaby David Day

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99

    Since the first British, American, and Russian ships sighted the Antarctic coastline in 1820, the frozen continent has captured the world's imagination. David Day's biography of Antarctica describes in fascinating detail every aspect of this vast land's history: the exploration, scientific investigation, and geopolitics of the continent,... more...

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    <div>In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 35.00

    From early medieval times to the twenty-first century, what is the beguiling draw of the north? What manner of men boldly ventured into those hostile and unpredictable regions? Todays Arctic is developing into tomorrows hotspot. more...

  • The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger (1789?1857)by Dr C Ian Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This second volume of William Scoresby's journals contains the unpublished accounts of his three voyages in the Esk in 1814?16. As before, these lengthy journals combine scientific records and social and religious comment as well as detailed descriptions of navigation and whaling. They also continue to demonstrate the competence and confidence of... more...

  • Dangerous Passageby Gerard Kenney

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 19.95

    The story of the opening up of the Northwest Passage and the ensuing potential risks to the Arctic environment and Canadian sovereignty are explored. more...

  • Deep Freezeby Dian Olson Belanger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who built viable communities, made vital scientific discoveries, and established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to peace and the pursuit of science, decades after the first explorers planted flags in the ice. In the tense 1950s, even as the world was locked in the Cold War, U.S.... more...