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Under Antarctic Ice: The Photographs of Norbert Wu
Under Antarctic Ice: The Photographs of Norbert Wu
by Jim Mastro
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"With his rare eye for stunning photographs and important biological stories, Norbert Wu offers the most spectacular collection of underwater images ever published for Antarctica. Jim Mastro gives virtuoso explanations of the biological or scientific... (read more)

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The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen
The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen
by Stephen Bown
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The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries—the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole... (read more)

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Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
by Leonard F. Guttridge
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As fascinating and exciting as any adventure novel.-The Atlantic MonthlyAdventure aplenty here, not to mention execution, mutiny, starvation, suicide, and cannibalism.-Salon.comWill easily net the aficionados of adventure and disaster tales... (read more)

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True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole
True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole
by Bruce Henderson
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In 1909, two men laid rival claims to this crown jewel of exploration. A century later, the battle rages still. This book is about one of the most enduring and vitriolic feuds in the history of exploration. "What a consummate cur he is," said Robert... (read more)

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Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge
Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge
by Jill Fredston
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Jill Fredston has traveled more than twenty thousand miles of the Arctic and sub-Arctic-backwards. With her ocean-going rowing shell and her husband, Doug Fesler, in a small boat of his own, she has disappeared every summer for years, exploring the... (read more)

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Contributions to Antarctic Research, Vol. I
Contributions to Antarctic Research, Vol. I
by Bentley
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series.The Antarctic Research Series, an outgrowth of research done in the Antarctic during the International Geophysical Year, was begun in 1963 with a grant from the National... (read more)

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Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins
by Gavin Francis
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Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the basecamp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from... (read more)

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Arctic Politics: Conflict and Cooperation in the Circumpolar North (Arctic Visions)
Arctic Politics: Conflict and Cooperation in the Circumpolar North (Arctic Visions)
by Oran R. Young
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Thoughtful essays establishing the Arctic as a distinctive region of international political, socioeconomic, and environmental importance.... (read more)

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In the Lena Delta (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)
In the Lena Delta (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)
by George W. Melville
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George W. Melville (1841 1912) was a member of an 1879 American Arctic expedition seeking a northern passage from the Bering Strait to the Atlantic. Its ship was trapped in ice for nearly two years, and was eventually crushed and sank. The crew, stranded... (read more)

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The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration
The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration
by Simon Nasht
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This riveting biography recounts the life of the world's first truly modern explorer, a life of unrelenting adventure and the high drama of polar exploration. Hubert Wilkins was the most successful explorer in history: no one saw with his own eyes more... (read more)

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South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition (1914-1917)
South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition (1914-1917)
by Ernest Henry Shackleton
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Captain Mackintosh and his party left the Aurora' on the evening of January 25. They had nine dogs and one heavily loaded sledge, and started off briskly to the accompaniment of a cheer from their shipmates. The dogs were so eager for exercise after... (read more)

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Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen: Ambition and Tragedy in the Antarctic (Adrenaline Classics)
Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen: Ambition and Tragedy in the Antarctic (Adrenaline Classics)
by David Thomson
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Between the middle of January and the end of March 1912 five men died in the attempt to return from the South Pole to their base on the edge of Antarctica. Their leader, the last to die and the man whose diary described their agonies was Robert Falcon... (read more)

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The South Pole
The South Pole
by Roald Amundsen
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Roald Amundsen records his race to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Amundsen's expertise enabled him to succeed where his predecessors, and competitors, did not. His rival Captain Robert F. Scott not only failed to reach the Pole first, but--due... (read more)

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Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893 96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)
Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893 96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)
by Fridtjof Nansen
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Originally published in 1897, this two-volume work chronicles the polar expedition of Norwegian scientist Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), who came closer than any previous explorer to the North Pole. Beginning on board his boat, the Fram, which was... (read more)

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South
South
by Ernest Shackleton
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In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial optimism is short-lived, however, as the ice field slowly thickens... (read more)

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McGill-Queen's Native and Northern #32: Arctic Migrants/Arctic Villagers: The Transformation of Inuit Settlement in the Central Arctic
McGill-Queen's Native and Northern #32: Arctic Migrants/Arctic Villagers: The Transformation of Inuit Settlement in the Central Arctic
by David Damas
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Damas (anthropology, McMaster University) finds the relationships between the Inuit nation and their government were more complex than previously thought. Rather than coercing Inuits into abandoning their camps scattered across the Arctic, the... (read more)

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Wondrous Cold: An Antartic Journey
Wondrous Cold: An Antartic Journey
by Joan Myers
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For centuries Antarctica has captured the imagination of explorers, scientists, and armchair travelers. Its starkly beautiful landscape, extraordinary wildlife, and harsh climate only begin to suggest the wonders of the world's least understood continent.... (read more)

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Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic
Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic
by Kevin Krajick
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The true story of the men who sought - and found - a great diamond mine on the last frontier of the far north. From a bloody 18th-century trek across the Canadian tundra to the global intrigues and daunting natural forces facing protagonists Charles... (read more)

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The Mammoth Book of Antarctic Journeys (Mammoth Book of)
The Mammoth Book of Antarctic Journeys (Mammoth Book of)
by Jon E Lewis
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This collection of compelling eye-witness accounts showcases the very best writing on the Antarctic, from Ernest Shackleton on the loss of the Endurance to Lynne Cox on her epic, icy swim in 2002. Includes 35 first-hand accounts of men and women... (read more)

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Chasing Shackleton: Re-Creating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival
Chasing Shackleton: Re-Creating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival
by Tim Jarvis
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In celebration of the centenary of Shackletons legendary journey, join Tim Jarvis on his quest to become the first to re-create what sir edmund hillary called “the greatest survival story of all time” 1914-1916 One hundred years ago, in early... (read more)

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