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  • Riding the Ice Windby Alastair Vere Nicoll; Bear Grylls

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Adrift in a life without risk or surprise and with a burning desire to make some sense of his place in the world, Alastair Vere Nicoll dived into the unknown. Leaving the security of friends, work and a wife, he joined a team of young men to harness the katabatic winds and haul and kite-surf across Antarctica: the coldest, windiest, most violent continent... more...

  • Big Miracleby Tom Rose

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw—an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988. Set in Cold War–era 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event... more...

  • Arctic Voicesby Subhankar Banerjee

    Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    "One of the great strengths of  Arctic Voices  is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The... more...

  • Arctic Labyrinthby Glyn Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.50

    For centuries British navigators dreamt of finding the Northwest Passage - the route over the top of North America that would open up the fabulous wealth of Asia to British merchants. We know now that, while several such passages exist, during the period of the search by sailing vessels they were choked by impassable ice. But this knowledge was slowly... more...

  • Ice Captainby Stephen Haddesley

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Much has been written on Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton. This is the story of the Endurance expedition's other hero, Joseph Russell Stenhouse (1887-1941) who, as Captain of the SS Aurora, freed the ship from pack ice and rescued the survivors of teh Ross Sea shore party, deeds for which he was awarded the Polar Medal and the OBE. He was also... more...

  • Hooshby Jason C. Anthony

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 26.95

    Antarctica, the last place on Earth, is not famous for its cuisine. Yet it is famous for stories of heroic expeditions in which hunger was the one spice everyone carried. At the dawn of Antarctic cuisine, cooks improvised under inconceivable hardships, castaways ate seal blubber and penguin breasts while fantasizing about illustrious feasts, and men... more...

  • A History of the Arcticby John McCannon

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    Bitter cold and constant snow. Polar bears, seals, and killer whales. Victor Frankenstein chasing his monstrous creation across icy terrain in a dogsled. The arctic calls to mind a myriad different images. Consisting of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, the United States, Russia, Greenland, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the arctic possesses a unique... more...

  • Life in the Coldby Peter J. Marchand

    University Press of New England 2014; US$ 27.99

    A revised edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, with a new chapter on climate change more...

  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir; David Rains Wallace

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 13.73

    This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.   more...

  • Polar Windsby Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 9.99

    With historical research and rare interviews, explore the highs and lows of aviation north of the 60th parallel. This journey takes readers from hot air balloons above the Klondike gold fields, to international bids for the North Pole, to high-profile crashes and search-and-rescue operations. more...