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Arctic and Antarctic - the Will and the Way

Arctic and Antarctic - the Will and the Way

By John Bechervaise

The biography of John Riddoch Rymill as polar leader.

Published: 1995 by Bluntisham Books, Huntingdon, England

Price: £14.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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The Dictionary of Falklands Biography (including South Georgia)

The Dictionary of Falklands Biography (including South Georgia)

By David Tatham

The Dictionary of Falklands Biography describes people concerned with the history of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia from the first discoverers in the 16th century up to the eve of the Falklands conflict of 1982. Entries range from brief notes on lesser personalities to essays of 3,000 words on some of the leading figures.
The Dictionary contains great explorers like James Cook, Bougainville, Bellingshausen and Ernest Shackleton; political figures - ministers, a king, one saint, British, French, Argentine and Spanish governors; and naval commanders involved in heroic exploration and dramatic battles. Special interests include students of natural history and the environment, from Charles Darwin to recent ornithologists; geologists; farmers and agriculturalists; sailors, whalers and sealers; philatelists and a wide range of native Falkland Islanders from pillars of the community to the decidedly eccentric.

Published: 2009 by

Price: £42.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Dog Days on Ice

Dog Days on Ice

By Peter Noble

I surveyed the grey hair and balding heads, the lined faces, the stooped or halting walk of some, and the old protest song came to mind: 'Where have all the young men gone?' It was October 2006 and the British Antarctic Survey Club was celebrating fifty years of 'Halley', the remote research base on the Antarctic continent.

Published: 2009 by Reardon Publishing, Cheltenham, England

Price: £14.99 (VAT not chargeable)

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Empire Antarctica

Empire Antarctica

By Gavin Francis

Empire Antarctica is the story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him. Combining an evocative narrative with a sublime sensitivity to the natural world, this is travel writing at its very best.

Antarctica offered a year of unparalleled silence and solitude, with few distractions and very little human history, but also a rare opportunity to live among emperor penguins, the only species truly at home in the Antarctic. Following the penguins throughout the year -- from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness -- Gavin Francis explores a world of great beauty conjured from the simplest elements, the hardship of living at 50°C below zero and the unexpected comfort that the penguin community bring.

Published: 2012 by Chatto & Windus

Price: £16.99 (VAT not chargeable)

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Face to Face, Polar Portraits

Face to Face, Polar Portraits

By Huw Lewis-Jones

This unique book is the first to examine the history and role of polar exploration photography and showcases the very first polar photographs of 1845 through to images of the present day. It features the first portraits of explorers, some of the earliest photographs of the Inuit, the first polar photographs to appear in a book and rare images never before published from many of the Heroic-Age Antarctic expeditions. Almost all the historic imagery - daguerreotypes, magic lantern slides, glass plate negatives and images from private albums - have never been before the public eye.

SPRI's touring exhibition may also be of interest:
http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/facetoface/touring.html.

Published: 2008 by Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England

Price: £25.00

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Forty Years on Ice

Forty Years on Ice

By Charles Swithinbank

A lifetime of exploration and research in the polar regions.

Published: 1998 by The Book Guild Ltd, Sussex, England

Price: £10.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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From Pole to Pole

From Pole to Pole

By Jonathon Riley

This book is the biography of Quintin Riley and covers the three polar expeditions between the two world wars: the British Air Route Expedition 1930-31; the Pan American East Greenland Expedition 1932-33; and the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37.

Published: 1989 by Antony Rowe Ltd, Chippenham, Wilts, England

Price: £12.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Ice Tracks - Today's Heroic Age of Polar Adventure

Ice Tracks - Today's Heroic Age of Polar Adventure

By Angie Butler

Ice Tracks lays bare today's Polar world. It inspires and informs and points the would-be Polar adventurer in the right direction. No iceberg is left unturned.
For the rest, who would rather leave the 100mph kebatic winds, temperatures of minus 60 deg centigrade, crevasses and towering pressure ridges to the more adventurous souls, curl up in front of the fire and enjoy a ripping good read.

Published: 2008 by The Erskine Press

Price: £14.95 (VAT not chargeable)

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My Life as an Explorer

My Life as an Explorer

By Roald Amundsen

"My Life as an Explorer" is a classic of Polar literature, written by the first man to set foot on the South Pole. Amundsen's passion for exploring first led him to the Antarctic in the 1897-99 Belgian expedition and then led him on a journey around the top of Canada to prove the existence of the North West Passage.

After the First World War, Amundsen became only the second man to travel around the top of Siberia from Atlantic to Pacific oceans, then flying over the North Pole by airship. He died in 1928, disappearing while searching for the missing airship Italia. His body was never recovered. Written a year before his death, this is his Eyewitness Account of the exploration of both Poles.

Published: 2014 by Amberley Publishing

Price: £8.99 (VAT not chargeable)

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Polar Crusader - Sir James Wordie

Polar Crusader - Sir James Wordie

By Michael Smith

Sir James Mann Wordie, born in Glasgow in 1889, was the elder statesman of polar exploration - the link between the heroic Edwardian Age of Shackleton and Scott and the mechanised modern era which opened up Antarctica and the Arctic.
This is the first full biography of Wordie to be written, and it makes use of a wide variety of official sources, of the personal recollections of family, friends and colleagues, and of previously unpublished papers and diaries, most notably those of Wordie himself.

Published: 2004 by Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh

Price: £25.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Polar Exploration

Polar Exploration

By Beau Riffenburgh

The heroic exploits of the world's greatest polar explorers!

During the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth, explorers from around the world conquered nature's last closely guarded bastions. Between them they navigated the Northwest and Northeast Passages, attained the North and South Poles, crossed the Arctic Basin and first flew airships and airplanes in the Arctic and Antarctic.

'Polar Exploration' recounts the famous adventures of Ernest Shackleton, Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen but also narrates stories far less well known to tell of poisonings, cannibalism, false claims, near misses and the feared killer of the polar regions - scurvy.

Facsimile memorabilia will include: Scott's final diary entry; pages from Amundsen's 1911 diary describing how he reached the South Pole; and, a letter from Shackleton before he set off on his expedition aboard the Endurance.

Published: 2009 by The Royal Geographical Society

Price: £30.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Polar First

Polar First

By Jennifer Murray

Many would have called it a day after a near fatal helicopter crash in Antarctica, but helicopter pilots Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill were determined to complete what they had set out to do: claim a new world record as the first to fly a helicopter around the world via the Poles.

Polar First is the magnificent story of Jennifer and Colin's second, and this time successful, attempt. The five-and-a-half month journey took them over some the world's most beautiful and yet hostile places, from the extremes of desert temperatures and the intense cold of the polar regions to the most dangerous waters on earth, and finally to stand on the bottom and the top of the world.

Besides going for the record, Jennifer and Colin were working with the orphan charity SOS Children's Villages and, in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society, they ran a website for schools called Passport to the Poles, raising awareness about, and giving students the opportunity to take part in, environmental projects. Jennifer and Colin visited many SOS Villages and schools along their route.

Published: 2008 by p3

Price: £30.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Polar Pundit

Polar Pundit

By H.G.R. King and Ann Savours

Reminiscences about Brian Birley Roberts

This book has now been reduced from £5.00.

Published: 1995 by Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England

Price: £2.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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The Polar World - the unique vision of Sir Wally Herbert

The Polar World - the unique vision of Sir Wally Herbert

By Kari Herbert (editor)

Evocatively written and illustrated with the remarkable paintings of Sir Wally Herbert, The Polar World captures the spirit of the Arctic and the Antarctic as never seen before - through the eyes of a man who is the bridge between the heroic age of exploration and modern adventure; a visionary who has walked in the footsteps of all the greatest explorers, and learned the art of survival from the Inuit themselves.

Published: 2007 by Polarworld

Price: £27.50 (VAT not chargeable)

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THE ROYAL NAVY AND POLAR EXPLORATION - FROM FRANKLIN TO SCOTT

THE ROYAL NAVY AND POLAR EXPLORATION - FROM FRANKLIN TO SCOTT

By E C Coleman

With the stunning victories of the war against Napoleon behind it, the Royal Navy looked for gainful employment for its, now much reduced fleet, and the men who served it. With the eager support and encouragment of John Barrow, the Second Secretary to the Admiralty, it was decided that there could be no better deployment of ships, men and materials than in search for the North West Passage, the fabled northern route to the Orient, and the attainment of the highest latitudes - both north and south.

The search for the North West Passage took many lives, not least the entire crews of Franklin's Erebus and Terror, and some of the men sent to find out what happened to the ill-fated expedition. Ernest Coleman's book tells the story of not just Franklin and his doomed expedition but also of the involvement of the Royal Navy in Polar exploration until Scott's Antarctic expedition of 1912.

Special offer - buy this and the companion volume for £35.

Published: 2007 by Tempus Publishing Ltd

Price: £20.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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THE ROYAL NAVY IN POLAR EXPLORATION - FROM FROBISHER TO ROSS

THE ROYAL NAVY IN POLAR EXPLORATION - FROM FROBISHER TO ROSS

By E C Coleman

The first volume of "The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration" covers expeditions from the sixteenth century to James Ross's 1842 voyage to the Antarctic. Within its covers are to be found the science of Halley, the bravado of Byron, the iron will of Cook and the determination of Vancouver. The hair-raising overland travels of Hearn and Franklin are covered in detail as are the hazardous voyages of Beechey, John and James Ross, Parry and 'the gallant Riou'.

This beautifully illustrated and informative book will be of interest to both the general reader and to the expert and researcher.

Special offer - buy this and the companion volume for £35.

Published: 2006 by Tempus Publishing Ltd

Price: £20.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Vodka on Ice

Vodka on Ice

By Charles Swithinbank

'One of the 20-tonne sledges had become frozen to the snow and could not be moved. Liosha put several sticks of dynamite under one runner and lit a length of quarry fuse. We retreated some distance before a colossal explosion shattered the runner and tossed heavy shards of steel high into the air. Many pieces fell among us. Glancing round first to check that nobody was injured, our little group collapsed in fits of laughter. The sledge, however was now unusable'.

Published: 2002 by The Book Guild Ltd., Lewes, Sussex, England

Price: £7.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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Wings of Ice - The Mystery of the Polar Air Race

Wings of Ice - The Mystery of the Polar Air Race

By Jeff Maynard

Wings of Ice has more than enough excitement in this intriguing look back at the golden age of air exploration.

With the rise of aviation at the beginning of the twentieth century, daring men were finally able to explore the Earth's final frontiers - the Arctic and Antarctic wildernesses. Hoping to resurrect his fading career, the legendary Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen desperately wanted to fly over the North Pole. American naval commander Richard Byrd was determined to beat Amundsen to the prize.

Published: 2010 by Vintage, London, England

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Wings Over Ice - The Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition

Wings Over Ice - The Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition

By Peter Mott

More than a quarter of a century before the Falklands War took place, the dispute with the Argentina and Chile over sovereignty of the Falklands and the British Dependencies in Antarctica had underlined the need for accurate maps of the region to replace the existing fragmentary charts compiled from surveys made by past sealers and explorers.

Published: 1986 by Wheaton & Co. Ltd

Price: £10.00 (VAT not chargeable)

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