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Polar Regions

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  • Unknown Watersby Alfred S. McLaren; William R. Anderson

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Charting the Siberian continental shelf during the height of the Cold War This book tells the story of the brave officers and men of the nuclear attack submarine USS Queenfish (SSN-651), who made the first survey of an extremely important... more...

  • The Future History of the Arcticby Charles Emmerson

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 28.95

    A vivid, visionary exploration of the Arctic, the forces that have shaped it, and its emergence onto the main stage of global affairs more...

  • Oil and Iceby Peter Nichols

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.99

    "Peter Nichols has crafted a terrifyingly relevant historical narrative...A terrific read." -Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In The Heart of the Sea In 1871, America's last fleet of whaling ships was destroyed in an arctic ice storm. Miraculously, 1,218 men, women and children survived, but the disaster was catastrophic at home. Oil and... more...

  • Irresistible Northby Andrea Di Robilant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of scandal and a cause célèbre among geographers in the following centuries. This delightful journey begins with Andrea di Robilant?s serendipitous... more...

  • South with the Sunby Lynne Cox

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    Roald Amundsen, ?the last of the Vikings,? left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever. A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen?s career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners); twenty-five years later... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Arcticby Mark Nuttall

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 745.00

    With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including... more...

  • The Ice Balloonby Alec Wilkinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99

    In this grand and astonishing tale, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer ?the most original and remarkable attempt ever made in Arctic exploration,?... more...

  • The Longest Winterby Meredith Hooper

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 19.39

    Scott's Northern Party played an integral role in his iconic last expedition, but how did they survive? Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy which befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished and the... more...

  • Polar Imperativeby Shelagh D. Grant

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 22.95

    Based on Shelagh Grant ?s groundbreaking archival research and drawing on her reputation as a leading historian in the field, Polar Imperative is a compelling overview of the historical claims of sovereignty over this continent?s polar regions. This engaging, timely history examines: the unfolding implications of major climate changes the impact... more...

  • Franklinby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    The gripping story of the worst ever catastrophe in British exploration, and the captain at the heart of it. more...