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  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 2.32

    In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara... more...

  • Henson at the North Poleby Matthew A. Henson

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 7.95

    This thrilling memoir by the heroic African-American who was Peary's companion through two decades of Arctic exploration recounts a tale of danger, courage, and determination. "Fascinating and exciting." — Commonweal . more...

  • Blazing Iceby John H Wright

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    The Antarctic is the last vast terrestrial frontier. Just over a century ago, no one had ever seen the South Pole. Today odd machines and adventure skiers from many nations converge there every summer, arriving from numerous starting points on the Antarctic coast and returning some other way. But not until very recently has anyone completed a roundtrip... more...

  • Frozen Empiresby Adrian Howkins

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Deep Freezeby Dian Olson Belanger

    University Press of Colorado 2010; US$ 21.95 US$ 18.66

    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,... more...

  • Ninety Degrees Northby Fergus Fleming

    Grove Atlantic 2007; US$ 14.99

    The author of Barrow’s Boys offers a fascinating look at the exploration of the Arctic in the nineteenth century.   Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review , the Seattle Times , Publishers Weekly , and Time   In the nineteenth century, theories about the North Pole ran rampant. Was it an open sea? Was it a portal... more...

  • Our Lost Explorersby George W. De Long

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Newcomb was the naturalist of the expedition and one of the few survivors. The work also contains Newcomb's narrative of a winter overland journey from the Arctic Ocean to St. Petersburg and an account of the Jeannette search expeditions, their discoveries, etc. more...

  • Perdu sous la banquiseby Andrew Cohen; Dominique Fortier

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99

    L'histoire du voyage audacieux du HMS Investigator et de la découverte moderne de son épave par les archéologues subaquatiques de Parcs Canada. more...

  • Arctic Adaptationsby Igor Krupnik; Marcia Levenson; Marcia Levenson

    Dartmouth College Press 2014; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.79

    The evolving culture of indigenous communities in Siberia more...

  • Winter Musicby John Luther Adams; Kyle Gann

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Eminent composer discusses music, culture, and the environment. more...