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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
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In the summer of 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the Endurance bound for the South Atlantic. The goal of his expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland, but more than a year later, and still half a continent away from the intended base, the Endurance was trapped in ice and eventually was crushed. For five months Shackleton and his crew sur...


The Endurance : Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander
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Melding superb research and the extraordinary expedition photography of Frank Hurley, The Endurance by Caroline Alexander is a stunning work of history, adventure, and art which chronicles "one of the greatest epics of survival in the annals of exploration." Setting sail as World War I broke out in Europe, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by renowne...


South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shakleton and the Endurance by Sir Ernest Shackleton
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"Literally the epic of the ice, ("South") is the narration, in rich detail . . . of Shackleton's final Antarctic journey, 1914-1917".--"Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger". 70 photos & line drawings.

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End of the Earth: Expeditions To South Georgia and Antarctica by Peter Matthiessen
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Attempts by humans to surmount nature at its most expansive and inhospitable is an almost guaranteed home-run story arc. But Matthiessen (The Snow Leopard, etc.) uses a clinical, detached voice to narrate his epic treks to Antarctica, making what should be a gripping page-turner a bland yawn. It's not his fault that a wicked storm limited his journey to th...


In the Ghost Country : A Lifetime Spent on the Edge by Peter Hillary, John Elder
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In 1998, explorer-adventurer Hillary (son of Sir Edmund) set off on skis with two ill-chosen companions to retrace the South Pole route that killed Robert Falcon Scott in 1912. Like Scott, Hillary and company hit horrendous barriers. The cold chewed up equipment and ravaged fingers and toes. Storms pinned the team in its tiny, fetid tent. They slowly starv...


Lonely Planet Antarctica (Lonely Planet Antarctica, 2nd Ed) by Jeff Rubin
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A large portion of the usual information found in Lonely Planet guidebooks, such as hotel and restaurant recommendations, doesn't apply for "Antarctica", as there are none. Instead, this unique guide provides updated coverage for the gateway cities, a full-color wildlife guide, expert commentary on environmental issues, new maps highlighting the most visited s...


Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica. by Martin R. de la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
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[A]n outstanding field guide that covers a vast geographic area and includes a wealth of information for more than 1,100 species of birds. . . . It should be purchased by anybody interested in the birds of southern South America.

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Mawson's Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written by Lennard Bickel, Edmund Hillary
Publisher : Steerforth Press
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Australian Sir Douglas Mawson chose not to go with Robert Scott to the South Pole in 1911, but instead set out on a less prestigious expedition to chart Antarctica's coastline. Mawson was not inexperienced - in 1908 he had led an important expedition to the South Magnetic Pole - but nothing could have prepared him for what happened on this trek. Mawson's task wa...


Antarctic Oasis: Under the Spell of South Georgia by Tim Carr, Pauline Carr
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The first thing you notice about this handsome book is a surfeit of color. In the mind's eye, the Antarctic is a study in sterile white, but in the Carrs' spectacular photographs, the Antarctic island of South Georgia is brilliant with green and gold lichen and grasses, the bright orange markings of penguins, the tawny beauty of caribou, and spectacular skies. One ...


The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife : Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean by Hadoram Shirihai
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This is without a doubt the most authoritative guide to the region's wildlife.

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Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur
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This compelling novel of one woman's personal history and her obsession with the South Pole is all-encompassing and so powerfully written it is almost literally impossible to put down. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Antarctica: The Blue Continent by David McGonigal, Lynn Woodworth
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Travel writer McGonigal and biologist Woodworth have assembled stupendous color photographs and maps, around which they describe the environment, regions, wildlife, and history of explorations.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

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Antarctica Travel Map by Itant
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ITMB Publishing (International Travel Maps and Books) of Vancouver, Canada, prepares detailed reference and travel maps of countries, regions and cities around the world. ITMB has released more than 190 titles to date and is adding approximately 35 new titles each year. A cartographic pioneer whose titles include many that are unique or the first of their kind, ...


Arctic Crossing : A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture by Jonathan Waterman
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When Jonathan Waterman set out to cross the Arctic Circle by way of kayak, cross-country skis, and a dogsled, he was less interested in conquering the 2,200 miles between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans than in learning to live as the Inuit had before him (Inuit, for The People, is the name Canadian Eskimos prefer). Good thing, for the Arctic, as reveale...


South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 by Frank Hurley
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The story of Sir Earnest Shackleton's harrowing 1914 Antarctic expedition has been told many times in Shackleton's own account, in a PBS series and in a recent book focusing on the leadership lessons his journey taught, just to name a few. But in South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917, The Photographs of Frank Hurley, an oversize...


Storms, Ice, and Whales: The Antarctic Adventures of a Dutch Artist on a Norwegian Whaler by Willem van der Does, Ruth van Baak Griffioen
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First published in the Dutch East Indies in 1934 and later in The Netherlands, this account of ven der Does' nine-month journey aboard a whaler sailing to the Antarctic in 1923-24 provides details of the flora and fauna, including penguins and albatross, and describes such natural phenomena as the colors of the ice, the sea, and the sky. He also chronicles in detai...


Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler
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When explorers such as Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, and Robert Falcon Scott all set off to Antarctica in the early years of the 20th century, the polar regions were among the last truly unexplored areas of the world--and arguably the least hospitable. Scott lost his life, pinned down in a howling blizzard only 11 miles from his supply depot; Shackleton lost his ...


Skating to Antarctica: A Journey to the End of the World by Jenny Diski
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"I am not entirely content with the degree of whiteness in my life. My bedroom is white: white walls, icy mirrors, white sheets and pillowcases, white slatted blinds. It's the best I could do."

Jenny Diski's obsession with the cool purity of white began early in life, when as a small child, she was taken for weekly skating lessons at the local ice rink. Between pr...


The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Anthony Brandt
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As Apsley Cherry-Garrard states in his introduction to the harrowing story of the Scott expedition to the South Pole, "Polar Exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised." Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. The youngest...


Ambassador to the Penguins: A Naturalist's Year Aboard a Yankee Whaleship by Eleanor Mathews, Ellie Mathews
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From July 1912 to May 1913, the young naturalist Robert Cushman Murphy sailed on one of the last Yankee whale ships to South Georgia, at the edge of the Antarctic penguin territory. His mission was to gather information and specimens of wildlife for the American Museum of Natural History, but in addition to his scientific records, he kept for his wife a pe...


Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica: Dream Come True by Zoe Alderfer Ryan, Nicholas Reti
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Grade 4-6-In February, 2001, American Ann Bancroft and Norwegian Liv Arnesen became the first women to ski across Antarctica. Their expedition has the makings of a good story, but this sketchy overview is maddeningly short on information and on giving a sense of the people involved. Ryan's purpose, emphasized in the theme restated on just about every ...


Time on Ice: A Winter Voyage to Antarctica by Deborah Shapiro, Rolf Bjelke
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In 1989, Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke willingly set sail for a land of ice and snow. Their goal (reminiscent of the Age of Exploration): to captain a 40-foot sailboat, the Northern Light, from Sweden to the Antarctic Peninsula and back, and overwinter in one of the earth's most beautiful yet inhospitable places. During the 28,000-nautical-mile trip, they end...


Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen: Leadership, Character and Tragedy in the Antarctic by David Thomson
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Twenty-five years after its first publication, Thomson's myth-shattering chronicle of the Antarctic expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott is republished with a new title (it was originally called Scott's Men). The bibliography has been beefed up, and the author has incorporated a few references to discoveries made in the intervening years, but basically it's th...


My Season With Penguins : An Antarctic Journal by Sophie Webb
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Invited to Antarctica in 1996 to study Ad?lie penguins, biologist and artist Webb (illustrator for A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America) returned with the makings of this intriguing if sometimes verbose journal. Peppered with piquant watercolor, gouache and graphite illustrations, the diary entries track her two-month stay in what is...


The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica by David G. Campbell
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In The Crystal Desert David Campbell weaves together travelogue gathered from his many visits to the wind-blasted continent of Antarctica, along with natural history, oceanography, and accounts of the tortured attempts of earlier exploratory missions "in an alien environment, beyond the edge of the habitable earth." He's a gifted writer with an especi...


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