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Polar Regions

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  • The Worst Journey in the World

    "The Worst Journey in the World" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard is the epic tale of the disastrous "Winter expedition" of the Author and his two companions- Henry Bowers and Dr Edward Wilson - all members of Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition to the South Pole, who attempted a scientific expedition in the midst of the Antarctic Winter - in the coldest temperatures found on Planet Earth.At the behest ... Read more

    $2.49 AUD

  • The Viking Anthology

    Norse Myths, Icelandic Sagas and Viking Chronicles

    This vast ebook Anthology is exploding with masterpieces of world literature, ranging from the peerless Icelandic Sagas, to the Norwegian 'Heimskringla', or the 'Chronicle of the Kings of Norway'.As well as these original texts (in English Translation), are several accompanying great works of scholarship which are an essential companion to the texts - assisting the reader in their understanding of ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    by Michael Palin ...
    _______________THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER: the remarkable true story of the exploration ship featured in The TerrorIn the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time.On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Scandinavia: A History

    by Ewan Butler ...
    Here is the dramatic story of Scandinavia - from its earliest Germanic origins and Viking sea raids to its battles for independence and its involvement in World War II. Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, writes award-winning historian Ewan Butler writes, struggled through unions and separations, with both outsiders and each other, developing their own personalities and languages yet retaining ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Endurance: Shackleton's Extraordinary Voyage

    by Daniel Bryce ...
    After years of preparation, the world's most experienced Antarctic explorer embarked on the most dramatic adventure of his life. Sir Ernest Shackleton had carefully picked crew and a stout, well-outfitted ship, the Endurance. But he had no radio, the world was at war, and at the edge of the Antarctic continent, the ship froze in the sea ice. After months of immobility, it was crushed. Then began ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Antarctic Exploration Anthology

    The Personal Accounts of the Great Antarctic Explorers

    The frozen continent of Antarctica has always captured the imagination of explorers and adventurers from around the World, most especially in the first few decades of the 20th Century, when the race was on to be the very first person to reach the South Pole.In this carefully selected Anthology we present the personal accounts of the greatest early explorers of Antarctica: Captain Robert Falcon ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • South: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the Pole

    The race to reach the South Pole for the first time was an unparalleled adventure in the early twentieth century. South, by historian Hunter Stewart, chronicles the competition between two fierce rivals - Robert F. Scott and Roald Amundsen - to secure their place in history as the first man to lead an expedition to the most uninhabitable place on earth. South dramatically tells the story of the ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Farthest North

    The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer

    "If Outside magazine had been around during the first turn of the century, Fridtjof Nansen would have been its No. 1 cover boy."-The Chicago Sun-Times In September of 1893, Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen and crew manned the schooner Fram, intending to drift, frozen in the Arctic pack-ice, to the North Pole. When it became clear that they would miss the pole, Nansen and companion Hjalmar ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • 1912

    The Year the World Discovered Antarctica

    by Chris Turney ...
    Chris Turney's 1912 is an entertaining and beautifully illustrated history of an awe-inspiring subject.The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia, Filchner for Germany and Shirase for Japan. ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • South

    The Endurance Expedition

    As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning 28 men on the polar ice. Alone in the world's most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for ... Read more

    $18.03 AUD

  • The Arctic Exploration Anthology

    The Personal Accounts of the Great Arctic Explorers

    The stories of the first explorers of the Arctic and the North Pole have always been somewhat overshadowed by the famous and tragic race for the South Pole a decade later. In truth the story is no less riveting to the reader, in terms of bravery, resilience and determination.What is more, in an extra dimension to the story there is the enduring controversy over who was in fact the first to make it ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Flaws in the Ice

    In Search of Douglas Mawson

    by David Day ...
    Douglas Mawson was determined to make his mark on Antarctica as no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century.Flaws in the Ice is the untold true story of Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, mistakenly hailed for a century as a courageous survival story from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Prize-winning historian David ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Worst Journey in The World

    "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised," wrote Apsley Cherry-Garrard in a deceptively jaunty introduction to this classic story of bravery and fortitude. ... Read more

    $3.00 AUD

  • The Great White South

    being an account of experiences with Captain Scott's South pole expedition and of the nature life of the Antarctic

    Photographer Ponting joined Robert Scott's expedition to the South Pole in 1910. His remarkable book not only tells of the life among Scott's crew on board and at camp, but also provides numerous photos depicting the Antarctic landscape. Ponting also recorded, both in print and on film, habits of the native penguins and seals, and shares stories of his arrival at volcanic Mount Erebus, nearly ... Read more

    $2.98 AUD

  • Scott's Last Expedition: Diaries, 26 November 1910 - 29 March 1912 (Illustrated)

    Diaries, 26 November 1910-29 March 1912

    by Captain Scott ...
    Reviews:'A worthy memorial of one of the great achievements of our time' WINSTON CHURCHILL'A battle cry to the youth and manhood of England' DAILY MIRRORScott of the Antarctic's amazing diary of the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition in which he perished along with Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans after reaching the South Pole behind Roald Amundsen. Scott's diary has been ... Read more

    $27.05 AUD

  • Flaws in the Ice

    in search of Douglas Mawson

    by David Day ...
    In Flaws in the Ice, prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried — from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–14, to ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • The North West Passage Exploration Anthology

    The Personal Accounts of the Explorers of the North-West Passage

    series Bybliotech Discovery
    “The Northwest Passage Exploration Anthology”, features the first-hand personal accounts of explorers: Roald Amundsen, Robert McClure, John Rae, John Franklin, Thomas Simpson, Peter Warren Dease, William Edward Parry and Richard Hakluyt. This book charts the full history of the exploration of the legendary “Northwest Passage” – the sea-lane around the frozen Northern shore of the North American ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Death Wins in the Arctic

    The Lost Winter Patrol of 1910

    by Kerry Karram ...
    With prospectors, trappers, and whalers pouring into northwestern Canada, the North West Mounted Police were dispatched to the newest frontier to maintain patrols, protect indigenous peoples, and enforce laws in the North. In carrying out their duties, these intrepid men endured rigorous and dangerous conditions.On December 21, 1910, a four-man patrol left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, ... Read more

    $7.91 AUD

  • Atlantis beneath the Ice

    The Fate of the Lost Continent

    Scientific and mythological evidence that Antarctica was once Atlantis• Reveals how the earth’s crust shifted in 9600 BCE, dragging Atlantis into the polar zone beneath miles of Antarctic ice• Examines ancient yet highly accurate maps, including the Piri Reis map of 1513, which reveals a pre-glacial Antarctica• Shows how myths of floods and disaster from around the world all point to a common ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

    by David Roberts ...
    His two companions dead, food and supplies vanished in a crevasse, Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.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 by the sledge harness. A ... Read more

    $29.91 AUD

  • Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition

    The Voyage of the Nimrod

    Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition is the story of Ernest Shackleton's epic journey toward the South Pole. Lacking funds and plagued by hunger, cruel weather, and unpredictable terrain, Shackleton and his party accomplished some of the most remarkable feats in the history of exploration. Not only were members of the expedition the first to climb the active volcano Mount Erebus and the first to ... Read more

    $19.79 AUD $17.15 AUD

  • Antarctic Diaries of the Heroic Era

    Antarctic Diaries of the Heroic EraImperfect records yet the best available as exemplified by the 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson, Western Base party, Australasian Antarctic ExpeditionThe centenary of the departure of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE), celebrated in Hobart on 2 December 2011, ignited interest in the documenting of Heroic Era expeditions and of the ... Read more

    $2.51 AUD

  • Minds of Winter

    by Ed O'Loughlin ...
    Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017.**'Ed O'Loughlin is a skilled cartographer of both the Arctic and the human heart. What a magnificent novel' Ron Rash'A brilliant paean to the obsessions of the polar explorers . . . stupendously good' Australian'Vastly entertaining' Sunday TimesFROM BOOKER-LONGLISTED ED O'LOUGHLIN*:* THE PERFECT NOVEL FOR FANS OF AMY SACKVILLE'S ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Arctic Labyrinth

    The Quest for the Northwest Passage

    by Glyn Williams ...
    For centuries British navigators dreamt of finding the Northwest Passage - the route over the top of North America that would open up the fabulous wealth of Asia to British merchants. We know now that, while several such passages exist, during the period of the search by sailing vessels they were choked by impassable ice. But this knowledge was slowly won, as expedition after expedition, under the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD