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Polar Regions

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  • Captain Francis Crozierby Michael Smith

    The Collins Press 2006; US$ 4.99

    Irishman Francis Crozier was a major figure in nineteenth-century polar exploration. His voyages with Parry, Ross and Franklin lifted the veil from the frozen wastes of the Arctic and Antarctic, paving the way for Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. The Antarctic cape named after him was immortalised in Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the... more...

  • The Silence Callingby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 64.88

    The Silence Calling is a fascinating and often moving account of the work and life of Australians in Antarctica. It traces the development of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) from the first day the Australian flag was raised on Australia's remote Southern Ocean outpost of Heard Island on Boxing Bay 1947 up to the... more...

  • The Soviet Arcticby Pier Horensma

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Soviet Arctic is the first book to consider Soviet policy in this area from an historian's point of view. Horensma assesses the importance of historic legacies to current Soviet Arctic policy and their consequences on an international level. The book also discusses the significance of historic precedents in the determination of polar sovereignty. more...

  • Negotiating the Arcticby E.C.H Keskitalo

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This work draws upon the history of Arctic development and the view of the Arctic in different states to explain how such a discourse has manifested itself in current broader cooperation across eight statistics analysis based on organization developments from the late 1970s to the present, shows that international region discourse has largely been... more...

  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara... more...

  • Farthest Northby Fridjtof Nansen

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 27.00

    In 1893 Nansen set sail in the Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea's drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before. Experts said such a ship couldn't be built and that the voyage was tantamount to suicide. This brilliant first-person... more...

  • Red Arcticby John McCannon

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 139.99

    A work of refreshing originality and vivid appeal, Red Arctic tells the story of Stalinist Russia's massive campaign to explore and develop its Northern territories during the 1930s. Author John McCannon recounts the dramatic stories of the polar expeditions--conducted by foot, ship, and plane--that were the pride of Stalinist Russia, in order to expose... more...

  • Exploring Polar Frontiersby William James Mills

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00

    This encyclopedia covers the history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, from the voyage to Pytheas ca. 325 BC to the present. Features include: A-Z biographical, geographical and subject entries on Arctic and Antarctic exploration and explorers and an alphabetical chronology of expeditions. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Antarcticby Beau Riffenburgh

    Routledge 2006; US$ 425.00

    The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty. This work offers information on a variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. more...

  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard; Caroline Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    A firsthand account of Scott's disastrous Antarctic expedition The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott?s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard?the youngest member of Scott?s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey?draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries... more...