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Antarctica: A Biography
Antarctica: A Biography
by David Day
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Since the first sailing ships spied the Antarctic coastline in 1820, the frozen continent has captured the world's imagination. David Day's brilliant biography of Antarctica describes in fascinating detail every aspect of this vast land's history--two... (read more)

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A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen and Greenland
A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen and Greenland
by Adam White
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This is a reprint of a Hakluyt Society publication of 1855. It contains: A Translation from F. Martens= Voyage to Spitzbergen, originally published in1694; A Translation from Isaac de la Peyrere=s Relation de Gorenland, first printed in 1647; and a small... (read more)

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Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59
Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59
by Colin Bull
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In the summer of 1958, physicist Colin Bull, along with a biologist and two undergraduate geology students from Victoria University of Wellington, launched an exploration of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica—the first of what has... (read more)

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The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctica, 1910-1913
The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctica, 1910-1913
by Apsley Cherry-garrard
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In 1910, hoping that the study of penguin eggs would provide an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles, a group of explorers left Cardiff by boat on Robert Falcon Scotts expedition to Antarctica. Not all of them would return. Written by one of its... (read more)

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Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the Endurance
Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the Endurance
by Frank Arthur Worsley
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Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic expedition was trapped when their ship became stuck in pack ice. This is the captain's version of this remarkable journey.... (read more)

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The Future History of the Arctic
The Future History of the Arctic
by Charles Emmerson
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Long at the margins of global affairs and at the edge of our mental map of the world, the Arctic has found its way to the center of the issues which will challenge and define our world in the twenty-first century: energy security and the struggle for... (read more)

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The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration
The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration
by Alec Wilkinson
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In this grand and astonishing tale, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon... (read more)

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The Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarctic
The Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarctic
by Alan Gurney
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In the 1830s, the forbidding Antarctic region represented the ultimate mystery. The prospect of discovering a lucrative whaling ground made this uncharted and untapped region especially enticing. Three expeditions to the pole were launched simultaneously... (read more)

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Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine (At Table)
Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine (At Table)
by Jason C Anthony
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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... (read more)

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Trial by Ice: The True Story of Murder and Survival on the 1871 Polaris Expedition
Trial by Ice: The True Story of Murder and Survival on the 1871 Polaris Expedition
by Richard Parry
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In 1871, the Polaris sailed from New York and began a historic journey to one of the earth's final frontiers: the North Pole. Seven months later, a handful of half-starved survivors returned with a story that shocked the nation.<P>Captain Charles... (read more)

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Adventures in New Lands #01: Journals in Greenland: Being Extracts from a Journal Kept in That Country in the Years 1770-1778
Adventures in New Lands #01: Journals in Greenland: Being Extracts from a Journal Kept in That Country in the Years 1770-1778
by Hans Egede Saabye
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Hans Egede's remarkable 1770-1778 journals were first published in 1818 when the British launched their great nineteenth-century Arctic explorations and such information was in enormous demand. The coast of eastern Greenland had been virtually... (read more)

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South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
by Lynne Cox
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“This book is as autobiographical as it is biographical . . . a book that juxtaposes two adventurers, one with her own challenges still unfolding and the other with his position fixed in history . . . a book worthy of the centenary celebration of... (read more)

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An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
by Edward J Larson
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Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of... (read more)

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I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
by Francis Spufford
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This book is a thrilling cultural history of the human obsession with polar exploration, the call of vast empty spaces, and the seductive beauty of utnrodden snow.... (read more)

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1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica
1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica
by Chris Turney
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“The South Pole discovered” trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsens triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with... (read more)

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The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle
The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle
by Sara Wheeler
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A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title More than a decade ago, Sara Wheeler traveled to Antarctica to understand a continent nearly lost to myth and lore. In the widely acclaimed, bestselling Terra Incognita, she chronicled her quest to find... (read more)

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The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery, and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsula Region
The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery, and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsula Region
by Joan N Boothe
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The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsula Region recounts mankind's dramatic history from Magellan through the first years of the twenty-first century in the part of the Antarctic regions below South America and the... (read more)

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Before the Heroes Came: Antarctica in the 1890's
Before the Heroes Came: Antarctica in the 1890's
by T. H. Baughman
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Although the Antarctic ice pack and some offshore islands had been sighted and even landed upon briefly as early as the 1820s, it was not until an eccentric Anglo-Norwegian explorer, Carsten F. Borchgrevink, went ashore in 1895 that a human being set... (read more)

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My Attainment of the Pole
My Attainment of the Pole
by Frederick A Cook
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The subzero temperatures were only one of the dangers explorer Frederick Cook (1865–1940) faced in his attempts to reach the North Pole. During his extraordinary and harrowing journey, he fought off arctic wolves and polar bears, lived through ice... (read more)

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A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
by Diana Preston
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On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought -- the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between... (read more)

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