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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...

  • In the Shadow of the Poleby S.L. Osborne

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 26.99

    The Arctic became part of Canada in 1880 when it was transferred from Britain. How the transfer came about and what Canada did with its new territory is described. The book focuses on the ten marine expeditions that the Dominion government sent north between 1884 and 1912 and examines what these expeditions accomplished. 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...

  • 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...

  • Frozen in Timeby Owen Beattie; John Geiger; Margaret Atwood

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin?s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845–48 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.? The expedition?s two ships — HMS Erebus and... more...

  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Douglas Mawson  was determined to make his mark on Antarctica as no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century.  Flaws in the Ice  is the untold true story of Douglas Mawson?s 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, mistakenly hailed for a century as a courageous survival story from the Heroic... more...

  • The Karluk's Last Voyageby Capt. Robert A. Bartlett; Edward E. Leslie

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    A riveting account of an early 20 th century polar expedition by one of the greatest ice captains who ever lived. 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 Soviet Arcticby Pier Horensma

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Soviet Arctic is the first book to consider Soviet policy in this area from an historian's point of view. Horensma assesses the importance of historic legacies to current Soviet Arctic policy and their consequences on an international level. The book also discusses the significance of historic precedents in the determination of polar sovereignty. more...