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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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Arctic Dreams : Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape (86 Edition)
Arctic Dreams : Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape (86 Edition)
by Barry Holstun Lopez
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Arctic Crossing: One Man's 2,000-Mile Odyssey Among the Inuit
Arctic Crossing: One Man's 2,000-Mile Odyssey Among the Inuit
by Jonathan Waterman
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Jonathan Waterman's 2,200-mile journey across the roof of North America took him through Inuit communities in Alaska to Nunavut, Canada's new, self-governed territory. His story offers firsthand observations of Inuit life, language, and beliefs; records... (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
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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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
by Caroline Alexander
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In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing... (read more)

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On the Ice
On the Ice
by Gretchen Legler
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Travelogue, cultural meditation, and love story, "On the Ice" casts a panoramic view on one of the oddest communities in one of the most extreme places on earth. Sent to Antarctica as an observer by the National Science Foundation, Gretchen Legler... (read more)

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Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat
Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition: The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat
by Caroline Alexander
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January 15th. A rather breezy day. Breakfast of tinned rabbit waiting for me in my bowl. Went on deck for my Watch, stationing myself under stern rail and leaning over so as to observe the bubbles in our wake. Was joined at rail by some of my shipmates... (read more)

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Shackleton
Shackleton
by Roland Huntford
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The acclaimed biographer of Robert Falcon Scott masterfully chronicles the life of one of the last great Edwardian heroes, Ernest Shackleton, from his Anglo-Irish childhood through the race for the South Pole to his last expedition to the North Pole.... (read more)

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Finding the Arctic: History and Culture Along a 2,500-Mile Snowmobile Journey from Alaska to Hudson's Bay
Finding the Arctic: History and Culture Along a 2,500-Mile Snowmobile Journey from Alaska to Hudson's Bay
by Matthew Sturm
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The history of the Arctic is rich, filled with fascinating and heroic stories of exploration, multicultural interactions, and humans facing nature at its most extreme. In Finding the Arctic, the accomplished arctic researcher Matthew Sturm collects some... (read more)

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South: The Race to the Pole
South: The Race to the Pole
by Peter Van Der Merwe
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A concise, authoritative and fully illustrated survey of Antarctic exploration in the early part of the 20th century, focusing on the race to the South Pole, including the epic expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton.<P>This book... (read more)

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Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure
Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure
by Belinda Worsley
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You seriously mean to tell me that the ship is doomed?" asked Frank Worsley, commander of the Endurance, stuck impassably in Antarctic ice packs. "What the ice gets," replied Sir Ernest Shackleton, the expedition's unflappable leader, "the ice keeps." It... (read more)

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Ice Bound
Ice Bound
by Jerri Nielsen
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Jerri Nielsen was a forty-six-year-old doctor working in Ohio when she made the decision to take a year's sabbatical at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on Antarctica, the most remote and perilous place on Earth. The "Polies," as the inhabitants are... (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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Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's Last Whaling Dynasty
Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's Last Whaling Dynasty
by Peter Nichols
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"Peter Nichols has crafted a terrifyingly relevant historical narrative...A terrific read." -Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In The Heart of the Sea In 1871, America's last fleet of whaling ships was destroyed in an arctic ice storm. Miraculously, 1,218... (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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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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Race To the Pole Conquering Antarctica in the Worlds Toughtest Endurance Race
Race To the Pole Conquering Antarctica in the Worlds Toughtest Endurance Race
by James Cracknell
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New Year's Day, 2009. Somewhere on the bottom of the world, six teams of adventurers and explorers have gathered to race one another, on foot, to the South Pole. It is the first time that anyone has undertaken such a race in almost a hundred years; the... (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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On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss... (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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