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Polar Regions

  • Shackleton's Heroesby Wilson McOrist; Ranulph Fiennes

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    The Unbelievable Story of Six Men Who Trekked Across the Great Ice Barrier in Support of Ernest Shackleton?s Antarctic Expedition One hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on the legendary 19141917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, defying the odds and accomplishing one of history?s most remarkable feats of endurance while narrowly... more...

  • Frozen Empiresby Adrian Howkins

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 21.59

    Frozen Empires is a study of the ways in which imperial powers (American, European, and South American) have used and continue to use the environment and the value of scientific research to support their political claims in the Antarctic Peninsula region. In making a case for imperial continuity, this book offers a new perspective on Antarctic history... more...

  • Minds of Winterby Ed O'Loughlin

    Quercus 2016; US$ 21.99

    THE NEW NOVEL FROM BOOKER LONGLISTED ED O'LOUGHLIN, IN WHICH A MEETING BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS SHEDS LIGHT ON THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF POLAR EXPLORATION. It begins with a chance encounter at the top of the world. Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada - 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle - searching for answers... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arcticby T. Max Friesen; Owen K. Mason

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 174.99 US$ 157.49

    Despite its extreme climate, the North American Arctic holds a complex archaeological record of global significance. In this volume, leading researchers provide comprehensive coverage of the region's cultural history, addressing issues as diverse as climate change impacts on human societies, European colonial expansion, and hunter-gatherer adaptations... more...

  • Overland to Starvation Coveby Heinrich Klutschak; William Barr

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 32.95

    A significant contribution to Canadian exploration history, it is also an important anthropological document, providing some of the earliest reliable descriptions of the Aivilingmiut, the Utkuhikhalingmiut, and the Netsilingmiut. more...

  • Early Inuit Studiesby Igor Krupnik

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 49.95

    This collection of 15 chronologically arranged papers is the first-ever definitive treatment of the intellectual history of Eskimology?known today as Inuit studies?the field of anthropology preoccupied with the origins, history, and culture of the Inuit people. The authors trace the growth and change in scholarship on the Inuit (Eskimo) people from... more...

  • Ukkusiksalikby David F. Pelly

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 16.99

    Ukkusiksalik, now a national park, was in earlier times the principal hunting ground for several Inuit families and was criss-crossed by missionaries, Mounties, and traders. David F. Pelly presents the stories of Inuit elders and historical records to provide a complete history of this extraordinary corner of our northern landscape. more...

  • Antarctique (Les Grands Articles d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis; Les Grands Articles

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 4.99

    Le district polaire austral est formé d'un continent, l'Antarctide, plus vaste que l'Europe et centré, approximativement, sur le pôle Sud, que ceinture un anneau océanique continu, l'océan glacial Antarctique. Ce dernier, constitué par la réunion de la partie des océans Atlantique, Indien et Pacifique située au sud du 60e degré de... more...

  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir; David Rains Wallace

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 13.86

    This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.   more...

  • Roald Amundsen et la course au pôle Sudby Mélanie Mettra; Jonathan Jackowska; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 1.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur Roald Amundsen et la course au pôle Sud en moins d?une heure ! La fin du XIXe siècle marque le commencement de la conquête des pôles. Faisant naître une véritable compétition internationale, la course aux pôles servira de cadre aux exploits de Roald Amundsen. Passionné par le monde polaire, ce marin... more...