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Polar Regions

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  • 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...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 9.99

    From early medieval times to the twenty-first century, what is the beguiling draw of the north? What manner of men boldly ventured into those hostile and unpredictable regions? Todays Arctic is developing into tomorrows hotspot. 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...

  • Polar Imperativeby Shelagh D. Grant

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 22.99

    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

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Place Where You Go to Listenby John Luther Adams; Alex Ross

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A personal journey into the music of the Arctic more...

  • The Longest Winterby Meredith Hooper

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Terra Antarcticaby William Fox

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 13.99

    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 the... more...