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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
by Hampton Sides
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Truly a great adventure story, Sides's thrilling tale of the 1879 polar expedition of the USS Jeannette left me slack-jawed and wide-eyed. Vividly experience the grim, harrowing journey into a frozen world and discover the fate of the heroic crew... (read more)

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Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
by David Roberts
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"An important missing story from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration." Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a... (read more)

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
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Days before the outbreak of World War One renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail to attempt the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. More than eighty miles from their destination, however, their... (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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Now in paperback, with photos and maps added especially for this new edition, here is the acclaimed life story of a woman whose drive and determination inspire everyone she touches. Lynne Cox started swimming almost as soon as she could walk. By age... (read more)

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South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage
South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage
by Ernest H Shackleton
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Based upon Shackletons diaries and writings , South gives the reader an insight into the appalling condi tions that the author and his party endured when the Enduran ce lay trapped in sea ice and they were forced to march 600 miles across unstable sea... (read more)

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North to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic
North to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic
by Alvah Simon
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The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic
The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic
by Edward Beau Maurice
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A fascinating true adventure story chronicles the experiences of Edward Beauclerk Maurice, a young explorer for the Hudson Bay Company who was taught survival techniques, and much more, by the Inuit people. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.... (read more)

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Discoveries: North Pole, South Pole (Discoveries)
Discoveries: North Pole, South Pole (Discoveries)
by Bertrand Imbert
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed... (read more)

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The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival
The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival
by Douglas Mawson
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The Home of the Blizzard is a tale of discovery and adventure in the Antarctic-of pioneering deeds, great courage, heart-stopping rescues, and heroic perseverance. This is Douglas Mawson's first-hand account of his years spent in sub-zero temperatures... (read more)

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A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski
A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski
by Erin McKittrick
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In June 2007, Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, embarked on a 4,000-mile expedition from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands, traveling solely by human power. This is the story of their unprecedented trek along the northwestern edge of the Pacific Ocean &... (read more)

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The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
by Robert E Peary
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Was Robert Peary the first man to reach the North Pole, as he claimed, on April 6, 1909? Rival explorer Frederick A. Cook called Peary's announcement a hoax, a conspiracy to fame supported by Peary's moneyed financiers.... (read more)

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The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes
The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes
by Meredith Hooper
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Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy that befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished, and the ship... (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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Arctic Obsession: The Lure of the Far North
Arctic Obsession: The Lure of the Far North
by Alexis S Troubetzkoy
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The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and... (read more)

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Fatal Passage
Fatal Passage
by Ken Mcgoogan
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The true story of the Victorian arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor who was subject to a hate campaign led by Lady Jane Franklin and Charles Dickens.... (read more)

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Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
by Ernest Shackleton
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Shackleton's own thrilling account of his first Antarctic expedition and astonishing march to reach the South Pole. With the same drama and adventure of Shackleton's later memoir, South, Heart of the Antarctic chronicles the first polar expedition he led... (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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Roald Amundsen, “the last of the Vikings,” left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever. A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsens career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was... (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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This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
by Gretel Ehrlich
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-361) and index.... (read more)

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Icebound: The Jeannette Expedition's Quest for the North Pole
Icebound: The Jeannette Expedition's Quest for the North Pole
by Leonard F Guttridge
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"On all levels, not least as a psychological tale of polar exploration, Icebound is a book well worth reading." (The New York Times Book Review) On July 8, 1879, thirty-three men set off from San Francisco on the small sailing ship Jeannette planning to... (read more)

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