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  • Encyclopedia of the Antarcticby Beau Riffenburgh

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. It is the most remote, hostile, and dangerous continent, while at the same time it is the most pristine and least developed. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty, with a multitude of acceding... more...

  • In the Wake of the Jomonby Jon Turk

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 19.00

    The thrilling account of an extraordinary journey in the tradition of Kon-Tiki In 1996 a 9,500-year-old skeleton was found beside the Columbia River, galvanizing anthropologists with the possibility that prehistoric humans reached North America from Asia by crossing the ocean in small open boats. In this compelling narrative, world-class kayaker... more...

  • Journalsby Robert Falcon Scott; Max Jones

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 11.99

    Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication. more...

  • The Entire Earth and Skyby Leslie C Roberts

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21

    More than a distant continent, Antarctica is a land of the imagination, shaping and shaped for centuries by explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The Entire Earth and Sky conjures all these ideas and interweaves them with the experience and history of Antarctica, balancing the reality of the frigid outpost populated by a ragtag alliance... more...

  • The Antarctic Dictionaryby Bernadette Hince

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 25.95

    A complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. more...

  • Tropical Visions in an Age of Empireby Felix Driver; Luciana Martins

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 37.00 US$ 31.45

    The contrast between the temperate and the tropical is one of the most enduring themes in the history of the Western geographical imagination. Caught between the demands of experience and representation, documentation and fantasy, travelers in the tropics have often treated tropical nature as a foil to the temperate, to all that is civilized, modest,... more...

  • Gone Troppoby Stuart Lloyd

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2006; US$ 5.99

    In this riotous romp through South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, India, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Rarotonga, Stu often finds more Purgatory than Paradise, more Hell than Heaven. But none of this curbs his passion for The Tropics. Or cold beer. So lie back in a deckchair, put on your sunscreen and join Stu in this quirky... more...

  • The European Antarcticby Peder Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This is the first transnational study of British, Norwegian, and Swedish engagement with the Antarctic. Rather than charting how Europeans unveiled the Antarctic, it uses the history of Antarctic activity as a window into the political and cultural worlds of twentieth-century Britain and Scandinavia. more...

  • Vermessung der Oikumeneby Klaus Geus; Michael Rathmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    Die Reihe Topoi. Berliner Studien der Alten Welt versammelt Beiträge aus allen altertumswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, von der Ur- und Frühgeschichte über die Klassische Archäologie bis zur antiken Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie und Theologie. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden Monographien und Sammelbände, in denen die Forschungsergebnisse des... more...

  • With Scott in the Antarcticby Isobel E Williams

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his celebrated Antarctic voyages: the Discovery Expedition of 1901-1914 and the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913. Wilson served as Junior Surgeon and Zoologist on Discovery and, on this expedition, with Scott and Ernest Shackleton he set a new Furthest South on 30 December 1902. he... more...