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Polar Regions

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  • The Last Vikingby Stephen R. Bown

    Da Capo Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Ice Chroniclesby Paul Andrew Mayewski; Frank White; Lynn Margulis

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    An exciting account of revolutionary new discoveries for understanding the earth's climate, and their implications for future scientific research and global environmental policy. more...

  • James Fitzjamesby William Battersby

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 16.99

    A lively man with a wicked sense of humour, James Fitzjames joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32. While he never returned, he left behind a legacy of misinformation, half-truths, and adventures that the author wades through to create a great portrait of this brave Royal Navy hero. more...

  • A History of Antarcticaby Stephen Martin

    Rosenberg Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    This is a comprehensive history of Antarctica from the earliest human contact through to the present. It covers the early explorers (Polynesians), the flora and the fauna, geological features, and the amazing marine diversity. The author discusses the physical and emotional effect of Antarctica on explorers, scientists, workers and visitors. more...

  • Flaws in the Ice: in search of Douglas Mawsonby David Day

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    In Flaws in the Ice , prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried ? from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated... more...

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    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 of human endurance... 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...

  • 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...