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Polar Regions

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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...

  • 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

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

  • 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...

  • The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dameby Joanna Kafarowski

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 11.99

    Louise Arner Boyd inherited the family millions in her thirties. Expected to lead a respectable life, she instead fell under the captivating spell of the north. Over the next thirty years, she organized and led seven hazardous expeditions around Greenland and was showered with international awards. more...

  • To the Edges of the Earthby Edward Larson

    HarperCollins 2018; US$ 17.99

    In the spirit of bestselling adventure narratives In the Kingdom of Ice, In the Heart of the Sea, and The Lost City of Z , Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Edward J. Larson's To the Edges of the Earth  brings to life the climax of the age of exploration: in the year 1909 expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica, and Himalaya pushed human accomplishment... more...