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Polar Regions

  • The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger (1789?1857)by Dr C Ian Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This second volume of William Scoresby's journals contains the unpublished accounts of his three voyages in the Esk in 1814?16. As before, these lengthy journals combine scientific records and social and religious comment as well as detailed descriptions of navigation and whaling. They also continue to demonstrate the competence and confidence of... more...

  • The Surfacingby Cormac James

    Bellevue Literary Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Seeking Franklin?s lost expedition and threatened by crushing Arctic ice, the Impetus lieutenant discovers a stowaway, pregnant with his child. more...

  • So, How Long Have You Been Native?by Alexis C. Bunten

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 26.95

    So, How Long Have You Been Native? is Alexis C. Bunten?s firsthand account of what it is like to work in the Alaska cultural tourism industry. An Alaska Native and anthropologist, she spent two seasons working for a tribally owned tourism business that markets the Tlingit culture in Sitka. Bunten?s narrative takes readers through the summer tour... more...

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    In 1879 the USS Jeanette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were heading for glory and the last unmapped area of the globe: the North Pole. But it was not long before the Jeanette was trapped in crushing pack ice. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks... more...

  • Mawson's Hutsby David Jensen; Mawson's Huts Foundation

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 25.45

    A beautifully written and illustrated history of Mawson's Huts, the unique buildings used as the base for one of the most significant expeditions in Antarctic history. 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...

  • Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes]by Andrew Hund

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 189.00

    Global warming, a hot topic among scholars of geography and science, has led to increased interest in studying the earth's polar ice caps, which seem to be melting at an alarming rate. This accessible, two-volume encyclopedia lays a foundation for understanding global warming and other issues related to the North and South Poles. Approximately 350... more...

  • Ice Shipby Charles W. Johnson

    University Press of New England 2014; US$ 29.99

    The thrilling journeys of the Fram through the ice and to the poles more...

  • Polar Windsby Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    With historical research and rare interviews, explore the highs and lows of aviation north of the 60th parallel. This journey takes readers from hot air balloons above the Klondike gold fields, to international bids for the North Pole, to high-profile crashes and search-and-rescue operations. more...

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

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Owen Beattie is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta. He has contributed to many forensic investigations in Canada, as well as to human rights and humanitarian projects in Rwanda, Somalia, and Cyprus. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta. John Geiger graduated in history from the University of Alberta. His work has been translated... more...