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  • Roald Amundsenby Tor Bomann-Larsen

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    On 14 December 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just over a month before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. He had already led the first expedition to traverse the North West Passage, and would go on to lead the first successful attempt to cross the Arctic... more...

  • The Longest Winterby Meredith Hooper

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 25.99

    Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy that befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished, and the ship had failed to pick them up as planned. Gale-force winds blew, bitter with the cold of approaching... more...

  • Vermessung der Oikumeneby Klaus Geus; Michael Rathmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    Versteht man „Vermessung“ in seinen diversen Facetten, so meint sie nicht nur die geodätische Erschließung des physischen Raumes, sondern vor allem die verschiedenen Formen von politischer, wirtschaftlicher, sozialer und auch mentaler Aneignung von Räumen. Die Erkenntnis, dass auch der Raum eine kulturelle Größe bzw. ein kulturelles Paradigma... more...

  • Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistantby Isobel Williams

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain’s Scott’s ‘giant worker’ and his ‘invaluable assistant’. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s – the ‘Discovery’ expedition of 1901 and the ‘Terra Nova’ expedition in 1910 – distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, with Scott, Edgar made the first long and arduous sortie... more...

  • Terra Antarcticaby William Fox

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape? For more than three decades, William L. Fox has looked at empty landscapes and the role of the arts to investigate the way humans make sense of space. In Terra Antarctica, Fox continues this line of inquiry as he travels to the Antarctic, the largest and most extreme desert... more...

  • Shackletonby Jonathan Shackleton

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    A mesmerizing new biography of explorer Ernest Shackleton, lavishly illustrated with over a hundred photographs, maps and engravings, some of them appearing in print for the first time. Eighty years after his death, the extraordinary story of Endurance South Pole expedition still holds a compelling grip on the public imagination. Trapped in drifting... more...

  • Where the Earth Endsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    'My great grandfather and grandfather sailed the Horn, in steam and diesel, out of Liverpool. I was the first generation not to sail the Horn or fight a war. Instead, I would go to the end of the world, beyond Patagonia, to Tierra del Fuego. I would do more, I would see the Horn and find lost tribes. The child in me could go even further and sail... more...

  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 0.99

    Forgotten Footsteps won Creative Non-Fiction Wales Book of the Year 2013. Following Wales' Book of the Year Award 2011 winning Cloud Road , comes Forgotten Footprints , a history of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea, the most visited places in Antarctica. In 12 years John has visited over 40 times and guides... more...

  • Groundwater in Ethiopiaby Seifu Kebede

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 191.12

    Updating the decades-old description of groundwater resources in Ethiopia, this exhaustive analysis deploys the latest geoscientific research in redefining our groundwater maps in Ethiopia, with implications for research across Africa as a whole. more...

  • 1912by Chris Turney

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 26.99

    The South Pole discovered” trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen’s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representing the old and new world were diligently embarking on... more...