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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The South Poleby Captain Roald Amundsen; Roland Huntford

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 28.99

    The first explorer to reach the South Pole recounts the rigors of his expedition. more...

  • Edge of the Worldby Charles Neider

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    Author and Antarctic explorer Neider recounts the history of expeditions to the South Pole along with his own adventure stranded on Mt. Erebus after a near-fatal helicopter crash. 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 Man Who Ate His Bootsby Anthony Brandt

    Random House 2011; US$ 28.29

    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...

  • 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...