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  • Farthest Northby Fridjtof Nansen

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 3.49

    In 1893 Nansen set sail in the Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea's drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before. Experts said such a ship couldn't be built and that the voyage was tantamount to suicide. This brilliant first-person... more...

  • Red Arcticby John McCannon

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 149.99

    A work of refreshing originality and vivid appeal, Red Arctic tells the story of Stalinist Russia's massive campaign to explore and develop its Northern territories during the 1930s. Author John McCannon recounts the dramatic stories of the polar expeditions--conducted by foot, ship, and plane--that were the pride of Stalinist Russia, in order to... more...

  • Exploring Polar Frontiersby William James Mills

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00

    This encyclopedia covers the history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, from the voyage to Pytheas ca. 325 BC to the present. Features include: A-Z biographical, geographical and subject entries on Arctic and Antarctic exploration and explorers and an alphabetical chronology of expeditions. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Antarcticby Beau Riffenburgh

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 480.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Last Great Questby Max Jones

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 11.99

    The story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek from the South Pole, starved and frozen, only eleven miles from a supply camp. In November... more...

  • The Man Who Ate His Bootsby Anthony Brandt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    After the triumphant end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the British took it upon themselves to complete something they had been trying to do since the sixteenth century: find the fabled Northwest Passage. For the next thirty-five years the British Admiralty sent out expedition after expedition to probe the ice-bound waters of the Canadian Arctic... more...

  • Unknown Watersby Alfred S. McLaren; William R. Anderson

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Charting the Siberian continental shelf during the height of the Cold War This book tells the story of the brave officers and men of the nuclear attack submarine USS Queenfish (SSN-651), who made the first survey of an extremely important and remote region of the Artic Ocean. The... more...

  • Irresistible Northby Andrea Di Robilant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of scandal and a cause célèbre among geographers in the following centuries. This delightful journey begins with Andrea di Robilant’s serendipitous... more...