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Polar Regions

  • 1912by Chris Turney

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 34.99

    Chris Turney's 1912 is an entertaining and beautifully illustrated history of an awe-inspiring subject. The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia,... more...

  • Ada Blackjackby Jennifer Niven

    Hyperion 2012; US$ 9.99

    From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island In September 1921, four young men and Ada Blackjack, a diminutive 25-year-old Eskimo woman, ventured deep into the Arctic in a secret attempt to colonize desolate Wrangel Island for Great... 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...

  • Arctic Frontby Ken S. Coates; P. Whitney Lackenbauer; William R. Morrion; Greg Poelzer

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 11.99

    An energetic and engaging collaboration by four of Canada's leading Northern specialists, Arctic Front is a clarion call to all Canadians about our endangered Arctic region. more...

  • The Arctic Grailby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 24.95

    Scores of nineteenth-century expeditions battled savage cold, relentless ice and winter darkness in pursuit of two great prizes: the quest for the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific and the international race to reach the North Pole. Pierre Berton's #1 best-selling book brings to life the great explorers: the pious and ambitious Edward... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • Arctic Voicesby Subhankar Banerjee

    Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    "One of the great strengths of  Arctic Voices  is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The... more...

  • The Attacking Oceanby Brian Fagan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    The past fifteen thousand years - the entire span of human civilization - have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect... more...

  • The Best Survival Stories Ever Toldby Jon E. Lewis

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    This collection of classic tales comprises over thirty accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters, and journals. They span the years from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Among the writers are: Ernest ShackletonDouglas MawsonSalomon AndréeSebastian... more...