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Polar Regions

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  • Underland

    A Deep Time Journey

    by Robert Macfarlane

    Follow Robert Macfarlane to the furthest corners of the globe....A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday TimesA Guardian Best Book of the 21st CenturyIn Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on... ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • Icebound

    A chilling thriller of a race against time

    by Dean Koontz

    A desperate struggle for survival...Set in the Arctic icefields, Dean Koontz's Icebound is a compelling thriller that delivers icy chills. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Richard Laymon.'Jammed with the tensions of imminent disaster. The whole thing unfolds with the timing of a quartz watch' - Chicago TribuneA widespread drought is causing murderous famine. There is one possible solution: ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Snow Petrel

    (A father-son voyage to the windiest place on the planet)

    by Jon Tucker

    When Ben Tucker and his kid brother Matt decided to sail south in search of icebergs on Ben's small home-built kiwi sloop, their father Jon was allowed to come along as their cabin-boy, on a promise of good behaviour.The unfolding adventure took them through thick pack ice to become trapped at the windiest place on the planet, a remote location in East Antarctica.'Snow Petrel' is proof of what ... Read more

    $7.55 AUD

  • Forgotten Footprints

    Lost Stories in the Discovery of Antartctica

    by John Harrison

    Forgotten Footsteps won Creative Non-Fiction Wales Book of the Year 2013.Following Wales' Book of the Year Award 2011 winning Cloud Road, comes Forgotten Footprints, a history of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea, the most visited places in Antarctica. In 12 years John has visited over 40 times and guides and lectures on adventure cruise ships. He delivers a ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • Extreme South

    by James Castrission

    On 31 October 2011 James Castrission and Justin Jones set out to achieve 'one of the last great polar adventures' - an unsupported return journey from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. This is a quest that has been attempted by many experienced polar explorers before them...and all have failed. This book details everything - the preparation, the setbacks, the outset, the highs ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

    Updated and revised to celebrate the author's 75th year

    by Ranulph Fiennes

    Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his autobiography ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Short Black 4 Regions of Thick-Ribbed Ice

    by Helen Garner

    series Short Black #4
    They say that tourist ships to Antarctica, even more than ordinary human conveyances, are loaded down with aching hearts. Deceived wives and widowers, men who've never been loved and don't know why, Russian crew forced to leave their children behind for years at a time … And then there are the married couples: how calm the old ones, how eager the new! – but isn't a couple the greatest mystery of ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The White

    by Adrian Caesar

    'Adrian Caesar's chilling prose transported me right back into the heart of Antarctica. This is a magnificent re-telling of those two fateful expeditions of 1912.' – Ranulph FiennesMawson decided to turn north ... when he was suddenly plummeted downwards with the fearful rush of nightmare. As the rope and harness attaching him to the sledge unravelled, so did his hope. But then he was arrested by ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Silence

    In the Age of Noise

    by Erling Kagge

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERThis breathtaking, inspiring little book teaches us how to find precious moments of silence - whether we are crossing the Antarctic, climbing Everest, or on the train at rush hour.'Quietly, wisely, Silence makes a case for dumbing the din of modern life, and learning to listen again' Robert MacfarlaneWhat is silence?Where can it be found?... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Arctic Dreams

    by Barry Lopez

    This New York Times–bestselling exploration of the Arctic, a National Book Award winner, is “one of the finest books ever written about the far North” (Publishers Weekly).“The nation’s premier nature writer” travels to a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history (San Francisco Chronicle). The Arctic has ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • My Life as an Explorer

    by Roald Amundsen

    My Life as an Explorer is a classis of Polar literature, written by the one man to do more to further the exploration of both Polar Regions than any other person. First sailing to the Antarctic in the 1899 Belgian expedition, Amundsen never lost his passion for exploring, following this trip with a journey around the top of Canada to prove the existence of the North West Passage between 1903 and ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • Pole To Pole

    by Michael Palin

    No.1 bestseller Michael Palin's epic journey from the North Pole to the South Pole.'The cracked and fissured ice-pack offers no comfortable reassurance - no glimmer of any reward to the traveller who has made his way to the top of the world. The Arctic Ocean, known to the Victorians as the Sea of Ancient Ice, stares balefully back as we descend towards it, reflecting nothing but the question: Why? ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Arctic Dreams

    by Barry Lopez

    ‘A master nature writer’ (New York Times) provides the ultimate natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic landscape.The author of Horizon’s classic work explores the Arctic landscape and the hold it continues to exert on our imagination.WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANELopez’s journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Alaska Traveler

    Dispatches from America's Last Frontier

    by Dana Stabenow

    Dana Stabenow was born in Alaska when it was a territory, grew up on and around fishing boats, worked for an air taxi service, a cannery, and later, on the oilfields of the North Slope. Today, she's an Edgar-award winning mystery writer with over 25 Alaska-based novels to her credit. Stabenow knows Alaska. Writing for Alaska Magazine, she revisited old haunts and explored many new ones to ... Read more

    $7.66 AUD

  • Terra Incognita

    Travels in Antarctica

    by Sara Wheeler

    A modern classic on exploring and understanding the Antarctic, the most uncharted place on our planet.Terra Incognita is a meditation on the landscape, myths and history of one of the remotest parts of the globe, as well as an encounter with the international temporary residents of the region - living in close confinement despite the surrounding acres of white space - and the mechanics of day-to ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • Antarctica Travel Guide - Tiki Travel

    by Tiki Travel

    Antarctica Travel Guide - Tiki Travel The Tiki Travel guides use the text from WikiTravel.org, a complete and reliable worldwide travel guide written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. An active table of contents enables users to jump directly to the section selected. Table of contents: - Tiki Travel Guide Books - Copyright - Antarctica - Understand - Regions - Destinations - ... Read more

    $1.99 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

    by Herbert George Ponting

    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

    $3.06 AUD

  • Mischief in Patagonia

    An intolerable deal of sea, one halfpennyworth of mountain

    by H.W. Tilman and 1 more

    series H.W. Tilman: The Collected Edition
    'So I began thinking again of those two white blanks on the map, of penguins and humming birds, of the pampas and of gauchos, in short, of Patagonia, a place where, one was told, the natives’ heads steam when they eat marmalade.'So responded H. W. ‘Bill’ Tilman to his own realisation that the Himalaya were too high for a mountaineer now well into his fifties. He would trade extremes of altitude ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Shackleton's Way

    Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

    by Margot Morrell and 1 more

    Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called 'the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none' for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him on an Antarctic ice floe for almost two years. Written by two veteran business observers, Shackleton's Way details universal leadership tactics set against the thrilling survival story of the Endurance expedition.Whether it's hiring good ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Antarctica and Back in Sixty Days

    by Tim Bowden

    Tim Bowden first visited and fell in love with Antarctica in 1989 and has been back five times. This is the very personal memoir of that first trip south.With a well-tuned sense of the absurd, Tim introduces the varied personalities and eccentricities of life on board the resupply ship Icebird. He describes the danger and excitement of travel to this continent of vast and overwhelming beauty. And ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD ANTARCTIC 1910-1913

    The Great True Adventure Story, A Linked Index of all Editions, With Panoramas, Maps, And Illustrations

    by APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD

    With Panoramas, Maps, And Illustrations By The Late Doctor Edward A. Wilson And Other Members Of The Expedition IN TWO VOLUMES The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1922) As War and Peace is to novels, so is The Worst Journey in the World to the literature of polar travel: the one to beat. The author volunteered as a young man to go to the Antarctic with Robert Falcon Scott ... Read more

    $4.64 AUD

  • Mischief among the Penguins

    Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.

    by H.W. Tilman and 2 more

    series H.W. Tilman: The Collected Edition
    ‘Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.’So read the crew notice placed in the personal column of The Times by H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman in the spring of 1959. This approach to selecting volunteers for a year-long voyage of 20,000 miles brought mixed seafaring experience: ‘Osborne had crossed the Atlantic fifty-one times in the Queen Mary, playing double ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD