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  • 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

    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

    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...

  • Cold Scienceby Stephen Bocking; Daniel Heidt

    Taylor and Francis 2019; US$ 52.27

    Science during the Cold War has become a matter of lively interest within the historical research community, attracting the attention of scholars concerned with the history of science, the Cold War, and environmental history. The Arctic - recognized as a frontier of confrontation between the superpowers, and consequently central to the Cold War -... more...

  • Ninety Degrees Northby Fergus Fleming

    Grove Atlantic 2007; US$ 13.83

    In the nineteenth century, theories about the North Pole ran rampant. Was it an open sea? Was it a portal to new worlds within the globe? Or was it just a wilderness of ice? When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in 1845, explorers decided it was time to find out. In scintillating detail, Ninety Degrees North tells of the vying governments... more...

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 13.52

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...