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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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"The true story of the USS Jeannette, which set out for the North Pole in 1879. The voyage descended into disaster, but the crew fought on with a heroic determination that recalls Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken." Lev Grossman for Time... (read more)

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Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
by Barry Lopez
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ADA Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
ADA Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
by Jennifer Niven
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Now in paperback, the gripping and inspiring tale of a woman's survival alone in the Arctic. In 1921, four men and one woman ventured deep into the Arctic. Two years later, only one returned. When 23-year-old Inuit Ada Blackjack signed on as a seamstress... (read more)

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Ice Master the Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
Ice Master the Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
by Jennifer Niven
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Drawing on previously unpublished letters of journals of crew members, their descendants and, astonishingly, interviews with survivors, Jennifer Niven's book is a riveting account of one of the most ambitious - and disastrous - Arctic expeditions ever... (read more)

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Polar Dream: The Heroic Saga of the First Solo Journey by a Woman & Her Dog to the Pole
Polar Dream: The Heroic Saga of the First Solo Journey by a Woman & Her Dog to the Pole
by Helen Thayer
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Everyone told her it couldn't be done...especially by a woman. But in 1988, fifty-year-old Helen Thayer, accompanied only by her black husky Charlie, became the first woman ever to ski solo to the North Pole. After overcoming her first obstacle--the... (read more)

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High Latitudes: The Incredible True Story of an Arctic Journey
High Latitudes: The Incredible True Story of an Arctic Journey
by Farley Mowat
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In High Latitudes, Farley Mowat chronicles for the first time the hazardous journey he took across northern Canada in 1966. He hoped to write a book that would let northern people speak for themselves and that would expose the speciousness of the... (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 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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The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic World
The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic World
by Robert Mcghee
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The Arctic of towering icebergs and midnight sun, of flaming auroras and endless winter nights, has long provoked flights of the imagination. Now, in The Last Imaginary Place, renowned archeologist Robert McGhee lifts the veil to reveal the true Arctic... (read more)

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Lost in the Arctic: Explorations on the Edge (Adrenaline Classics)
Lost in the Arctic: Explorations on the Edge (Adrenaline Classics)
by Lawrence Millman
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Lawrence Millman writes stylish, often wildly amusing tales of remote places and offbeat characters (from the South Pacific islands of Yap to eccentric author and explorer Hassoldt Davis, a literary man-of-action whose many brushes with death including... (read more)

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Captain Mac
Captain Mac
by Mary Morton Cowan
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From 1908 until 1954, Donald Baxter MacMillan spent nearly 50 years exploring the Arctic—longer than anyone else. Growing up near the ocean, and orphaned by 12, MacMillan forged an adventurous life. Mary Morton Cowan focuses on the vital role... (read more)

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The Arctic: The Complete Story
The Arctic: The Complete Story
by Richard Sale
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The Arctic has recently become the subject of attention from both politicians concerned about the effects of climate change and tourists interested in its icy beauty. Richard Sale, one of the world's leading Arctic scholars and a professional... (read more)

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Karluk
Karluk
by William La Mckinlay
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Written as a tribute to human courage this book traces the ill-fated expedition of the "Karluk" which set sail to the Arctic in June 1913. The Canadian explorer and captain led 25 crew members - seamen and scientists - on a journey from which 11 of them... (read more)

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The Other Side of the Ice: One Family's Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage
The Other Side of the Ice: One Family's Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage
by Allan Kreda
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Sprague Theobald, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and expert sailor with over 40,000 offshore miles under his belt, always considered the Northwest Passage—the sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific—the ultimate uncharted... (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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A Death on the Barrens
A Death on the Barrens
by George Grinnell
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In 1955, five young men set off on a canoe trip through Canada's arctic. The group was unprepared for the winter, and their leader died of hypothermia. Author George Grinnell was there, and it took him 50 years to write this powerful account of... (read more)

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Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker (Delta Expedition)
Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker (Delta Expedition)
by David E Fisher
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A chronicle of the history of polar exploration describes the 1991 expedition of a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker across the polar ice cap and discusses previous expeditions to the North Pole and the explorers who took part.... (read more)

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Four Against the Arctic:  Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World
Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World
by David Roberts
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When David Roberts came across a reference to four Russian sailors who had survived for six years on a barren Arctic island, he was incredulous. An expert on the literature of adventure, Roberts had never heard the story and doubted its veracity. His... (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 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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