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Polar Regions

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  • To the Ends of the Earthby John V. H. Dippel

    Prometheus Books 2018; US$ 11.99

    This fascinating social history of polar expeditions examines the cultural trends that produced these daring, even reckless journeys. From the late-17th to the early 20th century, intrepid explorers from America and Europe risked (and sometimes lost) their lives exploring the forbidding, uncharted landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica. What drove... more...

  • Aloneby Richard E. Byrd

    Island Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    When Admiral Richard E. Byrd set out on his second Antarctic expedition in 1934, he was already an international hero for having piloted the first flights over the North and South Poles. His plan for this latest adventure was to spend six months alone near the bottom of the world, gathering weather data and indulging his desire “to taste peace and... more...

  • To the Edges of the Earthby Edward Larson

    HarperCollins 2018; US$ 17.99

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world   As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called “Third... 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...

  • Trial by Iceby Richard Parry

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    “An extraordinary real-life adventure of men battling the elements and themselves, told with ice-cold precision.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In the dark years following the Civil War, America’s foremost Arctic explorer, Charles Francis Hall, became a figure of national pride when he embarked on a harrowing, landmark expedition. With financial... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the... more...

  • Inukshukby Gregory Spatz

    Bellevue Literary Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    The gripping tale of a young man's obsession with an Arctic explorer’s doomed quest to find the Northwest Passage more...

  • Crevasse Rouletteby Jon Stephenson

    Rosenberg Publishing 2009; US$ 25.99

    The British Commonwealth-sponsored Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1957–58, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. A pioneering and hazardous journey, and not without controversial elements, it also included scientists participating in International Geophysical Year... more...

  • Canada and the Changing Arcticby Franklyn Griffiths; Rob Huebert; P. Whitney Lackenbauer

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Global warming has had a dramatic impact on the Arctic environment, including the ice melt that has opened previously ice-covered waterways. State and non-state actors who look to the region and its resources with varied agendas have started to pay attention. Do new geopolitical dynamics point to a competitive and inherently conflictual “race for... more...

  • The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Libraryby Michael Posluns; Morten Asfeldt; Bob Henderson; Bruce W. Hodgins; S.L. Osborne; Kerry Karram; Ken S. Coates; P. Whitney Lackenbauer; William R. Morrion; Greg Poelzer; Anthony Dalton; Alexis S. Troubetzkoy; John David Hamilton; Claudia Coutu Radmore; Pete Seeger

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 40.99

    This special ten-book bundle presents the history and culture of the Canadian Arctic told compellingly from all possible angles, cultural, military, historical, and biographical. A one-stop guide to this fascinating and remote place. more...