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Polar Regions

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Longest Winterby Meredith Hooper

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    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 that befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished, and the ship had failed to pick them up as planned. Gale-force winds blew, bitter with the cold of approaching... more...

  • Fatal Journeyby Peter C. Mancall

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 26.95

    From an acclaimed historian, the tale of Henry Hudson?s final voyage in search of the Northwest Passage—and the unsolved mystery surrounding his death more...

  • Terra Antarcticaby William Fox

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape? For more than three decades, William L. Fox has looked at empty landscapes and the role of the arts to investigate the way humans make sense of space. In Terra Antarctica, Fox continues this line of inquiry as he travels to the Antarctic, the “largest and most extreme desert... 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...

  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 14.58

    Forgotten Footprints tells the story of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea: the most visited places in Antarctica. In 12 years John Harrison has visited the Antarctic over 40 times, where he works as a guide and lectures on adventure cruise ships. Here he offers a selection of highly readable anecdotal accounts of... more...

  • Blazing Iceby John H. Wright

    Potomac Books Inc. 2012; US$ 29.95

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

  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    A mix of history, geography, myth, and personal truth, this book explores the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea?the most visited places in Antarctica. Filled with beautiful photographs by the author from his travels, this record offers a selection of anecdotal accounts of the merchantmen, navy men, sealers, whalers,... more...