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  • The Silence Callingby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 64.88

    The Silence Calling is a fascinating and often moving account of the work and life of Australians in Antarctica. It traces the development of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) from the first day the Australian flag was raised on Australia's remote Southern Ocean outpost of Heard Island on Boxing Bay 1947 up to the... more...

  • Strabo's Cultural Geographyby Daniela Dueck; Hugh Lindsay; Sarah Pothecary

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    Wide-ranging 2005 exploration of Strabo's Geography by an international team of scholars. more...

  • Life on the Iceby Roff Smith

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    An intimate view of life on ice: stories of people, places and procedures in the Great White South. more...

  • Mountains of Madnessby John Long

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 22.68

    A riveting account of a modern scientific expedition to the Antarctic. more...

  • Just Tell Them I Survivedby Dr Robin Burns

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 22.68

    This collection of interviews celebrates women's participation in national and private expeditions to Antarctica. Based on 130 interviews the book ranges across the first women scientists to visit Macquarie Island in 1959, to contemporary 'winterers'. Given the extent to which men have traditionally marked out the territory, physically,... more...

  • David Harveyby Noel Castree; Derek Gregory

    Wiley 2008; US$ 95.95 US$ 86.36

    This book critically interrogates the work of David Harvey, one of the world's most influential geographers, and one of its best known Marxists. Considers the entire range of Harvey's oeuvre, from the nature of urbanism to environmental issues. Written by contributors from across the human sciences, operating with a range of critical theories.... more...

  • Alpha - Gammaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Jan Felix Gaertner; Beatrice Wyss; Christian Zubler

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 307.00

    Published around 530 AD, this comprehensive geographic lexicon documents approx. 3,600 names of places, mountains, bodies of water, and peoples of the ancient world. The new critical edition replaces the long-outdated edition by A. Meineke (1849). This unprecedented modern-language translation of the Ethnica and its annotations (on language,... more...

  • Scott of the Antarcticby David Crane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer’s papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before. In reassessing Scott’s life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the Discovery expedition of 1901—4 and the... more...

  • Southby Ernest Henry Shackleton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.95

    When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton managed to bring his entire team home by his masterful leadership through a series of incredible events. He has become a cult figure and... more...

  • Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Centuryby Gary L. Gaile; Cort J. Willmott

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 82.99

    Surveys American geographers' current research in their speciality areas and tracks trends and innovations in the subfields of geography. Based on a process of review and revision, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. The authors were chosen by their specialty groups of the American Association of Geographers. more...