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  • 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...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 4.99

    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...

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

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • 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$ 29.52

    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...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton; Fergus Fleming; Frank Hurley

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 14.00

    Veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton?s excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first-hand account of this epic adventure. As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent... more...

  • The Coldest Crucibleby Michael F. Robinson

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    In the late 1800s, “Arctic Fever” swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of these missions were successful, and many men lost their lives en route. Yet failure did little to dampen the enthusiasm of new explorers or... more...

  • From Far and Wideby Peter Pigott

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 16.99

    Is the Canadian North a state of mind or simply the lands and waters above the 60th parallel? From Far and Wide recounts exclusively the historic activities of the Canadian military in Canada's Arctic. more...