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Polar Regions

  • Sir John Franklin’s Erebus and Terror Expeditionby Gillian Hutchinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage – the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror , and the 129 men aboard them disappeared in the Arctic.... more...

  • Imagining the Arcticby Huw Lewis-Jones

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 40.00

    Imagining the Arctic explores the culture and politics of polar exploration and the making of its heroes. Leading explorers, the celebrity figures of their day, went to great lengths to convince their contemporaries of the merits of polar voyages. Much of exploration was in fact theatre: a series of performances to capture public attention and persuade... more...

  • Arctic Landscapes and Traditions 3-Book Bundleby David F. Pelly

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 25.99

    From an explorer of the North's cultural landscape, comes the stories and history of remote corners of our North. David F. Pelly gives a rare in-depth account of Inuit history based on oral testimony and historical records in this three-book bundle. more...

  • Shackleton's Heroesby Wilson McOrist; Ranulph Fiennes

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    The Unbelievable Story of Six Men Who Trekked Across the Great Ice Barrier in Support of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition One hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on the legendary 19141917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, defying the odds and accomplishing one of history’s most remarkable feats of endurance while narrowly... more...

  • Frozen Empiresby Adrian Howkins

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Frozen Empires is a study of the ways in which imperial powers (American, European, and South American) have used and continue to use the environment and the value of scientific research to support their political claims in the Antarctic Peninsula region. In making a case for imperial continuity, this book offers a new perspective on Antarctic history... more...

  • Minds of Winterby Ed O'Loughlin

    Quercus 2016; US$ 21.99

    Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. 'Ed O'Loughlin is a skilled cartographer of both the Arctic and the human heart. What a magnificent novel' Ron Rash 'A brilliant paean to the obsessions of the polar explorers . . . stupendously good' Australian 'Vastly entertaining' Sunday Times FROM BOOKER-LONGLISTED... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arcticby T. Max Friesen; Owen K. Mason

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 174.99

    Despite its extreme climate, the North American Arctic holds a complex archaeological record of global significance. In this volume, leading researchers provide comprehensive coverage of the region's cultural history, addressing issues as diverse as climate change impacts on human societies, European colonial expansion, and hunter-gatherer adaptations... more...

  • Aunt Phil's Trunkby Laurel Bill

    Aunt Phil's Trunk LLC 2016; US$ 8.99

    The critically acclaimed Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska history series by Laurel Downing Bill is noted for its easy-to-read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs that complement the entertaining nonfiction writing. Suitable for ages 9 to 99, the first book in the series shares stories from early Alaska up to about 1900. more...

  • Aunt Phil's Trunkby Laurel Bill

    Aunt Phil's Trunk LLC 2016; US$ 8.99

    If you enjoy reading entertaining nonfiction short stories, then you will love Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Two. Not only do these easy-to-read pages keep you hooked to see what happens next, they also offer a window into the past through hundreds of historical photographs. more...

  • Aunt Phil's Trunkby Laurel Bill

    Aunt Phil's Trunk LLC 2016; US$ 8.99

    Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Three entertains readers as they travel through Alaska's history from 1912 to 1935. This book of nonfiction short stories highlights the pioneering spirit of early Alaskans as they enter a new era as a territory of the United States. As with the first two books, Volume Three is filled with close to 350 historical photographs.... more...