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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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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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The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule
The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule
by Joanna Kavenna
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A legend, a land once seen and then lost forever, Thule was a place beyond the edge of the maps, a mystery for thousands of years. And to the Nazis, Thule was an icy Eden, birthplace of Nordic “purity.” In this exquisitely written narrative... (read more)

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In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic (Modern Library Exploration)
In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic (Modern Library Exploration)
by Valerian Albanov
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Including a new Epilogue, this is "one helluva read" ("Newsweek") and a chilling first-person account of extreme survival in the Siberian Arctic, rediscovered by Jon Krakauer and David Roberts. "Vivid . . . (a work of) terrifying beauty."--"The Boston... (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 Mammoth Book of Polar Journeys: 42 Eye-Witness Accounts of Adventure and Tragedy in the Artic and Antartica (Mammoth Book of)
The Mammoth Book of Polar Journeys: 42 Eye-Witness Accounts of Adventure and Tragedy in the Artic and Antartica (Mammoth Book of)
by Jon Lewis
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Fifty first-hand accounts of intrepid travel through the wild polar wastelands form Sir John Franklin's starvation march through Alaska in 1821 to Vassilli Gorshkovsky's trip aboard a creaking Russian icebreaker.... (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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Bruce Henderson makes a wonderful narrative out of the claims and counterclaims, and he introduces fascinating scientific and psychological evidence to put the appalling details of polar travel in a new context.... (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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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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Confessions of an igloo dweller
Confessions of an igloo dweller
by James Houston
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James Houston lived among Inuit in the Canadian Arctic between 1948 and 1962. He slept in their igloos, ate raw fish and seal meat, wore skin clothing, traveled by dog team, hunted walrus, learned how to build a snowhouse, and raised a family. While... (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 Search for the North West Passage
The Search for the North West Passage
by Ann Savours
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The search for the North West Passage to the Far East was the main driving force behind British arctic exploration from the 16th to the mid-19th century. It included the famous and ill-fated John Franklin expedition--the disappearance of which and... (read more)

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Dancing on Ice: A Stirring Tale of Adventure, Risk and Reckless Folly
Dancing on Ice: A Stirring Tale of Adventure, Risk and Reckless Folly
by Jeremy Scott
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In 1930, charismatic Gino Watkins led a group of fourteen men (including the author’s father) to the Arctic. It was the dawn of commercial air travel, and their goal was to discover an air route between Europe and America. The explorers were... (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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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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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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Exploring the Unknown: Historic Diaries of Bradford Washburn's Alaska/Yukon Expeditions
Exploring the Unknown: Historic Diaries of Bradford Washburn's Alaska/Yukon Expeditions
by Bradford Washburn
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Alaska and the Yukon. Cold. Mysterious. Distant. Imagine how empty and forbidding the region seemed in the 1930s when Bradford Washburn began a series of exploratory expeditions. With its glorious black and white, large format photographs, EXPLORING THE... (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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