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Polar Regions

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  • 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$ 16.00

    "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$ 15.95

    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$ 26.00

    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...

  • The Man Who Ate His Bootsby Anthony Brandt

    Random House 2011; US$ 27.21

    Dozens of missions set out for the Arctic during the first half of the nineteenth century; all ended in failure and many in disaster, as men found themselves starving to death in the freezing wilderness, sometimes with nothing left to eat but their companions' remains. Anthony Brandt traces the complete history of this noble and foolhardy obsession,... 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$ 15.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Last Vikingby Stephen R. Bown

    Da Capo Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    The first full-scale biography of the greatest of all polar explorers and a conqueror of the Northwest Passage as well more...

  • Blazing Iceby John H. Wright

    Potomac Books Inc. 2012; US$ 29.95

    Antarctica like you've never seen it before more...