Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands   |   READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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Essential Books These 5 items are available for $94, including
U.S. shipping, a 15% discount (Item no. EXANT260)
The Crystal Desert  •  David Campbell
A splendid, prize-winning portrait of Antarctica, the land and its history and especially its marine life. Written with authority and love, Campbell's vivid essays on the fossils, glaciers and wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula are an excellent introduction to the area. (ANT01, $20.95)
  The Crystal Desert
Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage  •  Alfred Lansing
An extraordinary tale of survival that reads like a good novel. It's the gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance: losing his ship in the ice, drifting helplessly across the Weddell Sea and finally reaching Elephant Island, from where he sailed 800 miles to South Georgia to get help for his stranded men. This 100th anniversary edition is outfitted with maps, an expanded selection of Frank Hurley's photographs and an introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick. (ANT396, $16.99)
  Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Penguins of the World  •  Wayne Lynch
In this handsomely produced book photographer, naturalist and expedition leader Wayne Lynch interweaves stories of penguins, their biology and ecology, along with hundreds of color photographs. Much of the book focuses on the penguins of the Antarctic Peninsula, Falklands and South Georgia. (ANT62, $24.95)
  Penguins of the World
Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife  •  Tony Soper
FIELD GUIDE •  2013 •  PAPER  • 160 PAGES
Designed for the field, this compact handbook features all the species of birds, seals and whales the traveler is likely to encounter on a voyage to Antarctica. It includes concise essays on each species, range maps and masterful color drawings by Dafila Scott, the granddaughter of Captain Scott. Someone was bound to write this handy field guide and we couldn't be happier that it's friend and colleague Tony Soper -- a veteran expedition leader who is as congenial as he is mad about birds. This new edition includes a Falkland Islands wildlife guide and maps of both South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. (ANT30, $25.99)
  Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife
Antarctic Explorer Map  •  Ocean Explorer
2009 •  MAP
A full-color map of the Antarctic Peninsula at a scale of 1:2,750,000, designed for the shipboard traveler by veteran expedition leader Nigel Sitwell. It covers the range of most Antarctic voyages from Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Peninsula south to Marguerite Bay. It also includes detailed insets of South Georgia and the complex channels and islands of the Palmer Archipelago including Paradise Bay, the Lemaire and Neumeyer channels. The reverse shows the entire continent with photographs and mini-biographies of 30 polar explorers. (ANT128, $12.95)
  Antarctic Explorer Map

Also Recommended

Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Sea Map  •  British Antarctic Survey    •  One in a series that also includes the South Shetlands (ANT300), the Gerlache (ANT228) and South Georgia (ANT221), this excellent map shows the cruise from Ushuaia on one side, with a detail of the Peninsula on the other. (ANT299, $24.95)
Falkland Islands Explorer Map  •  Ocean Explorer Maps    •  Nigel Sitwell, publisher of the Antarctic Explorer (ANT128) and other terrific maps, created this double-sided beauty -- with color photographs and information on wildlife and exploration. (ANT180, $11.95)
South Georgia Explorer Map  •  Ocean Explorer Maps    •  Not just a full-color map, this double-sided beauty features a detailed map of South Georgia at scale of 1:250,000, along with color photographs and information on wildlife and exploration. (ANT179, $11.95)
A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia  •  Sally Poncet  •  Kim Crosbie   • GUIDEBOOK  •  A convenient, comprehensive and full-color guide to exploring South Georgia by a dynamic duo who know the region intimately. (ANT236, $29.95)
Lonely Planet Antarctica  •  Lonely Planet   • GUIDEBOOK  •  Alexis Averbuck, author of the new edition of this compact and surprisingly handy guide, expands coverage of Ushuaia, the Falklands and South Georgia. With a wildlife guide and contributions from 26 Antarctic experts on the history, geology, wildlife and future of Antarctica. (ANT139, $28.99)
What We Know About Climate Change  •  Kerry Emanuel   • REFERENCE  •  MIT atmospheric scientist Emanuel outlines the issues, causes and concerns about the fate of our climate. This second edition covers the latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the lack of will in the United States to tackle this vexing issue. (GEO46, $16.95)
Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine  •  Jason C. Anthony   • FOOD  •  Antarctic traveler Jason Anthony tells the story of the continent's exploration through the celebrated 'hoosh' of early days and other polar fare. (ANT367, $26.95)
Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic  •  Camille Seaman   • CULTURAL PORTRAIT  •  In her masterful series of 75 portraits and essays, Camille Seaman shows how climate change has wreaked havoc on both the North and South Poles. (ANT401, $55.00)
The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography  •  David Hempleman-Adams  •  Emma Stuart  •  Sophie Gordon   • EXPLORATION • NEW  •  Here in one handsome book are hundreds of haunting photographs by Herbert George Ponting and Frank Hurley, drawn from the albums they created during the two most famous Antarctic explorations. The stunning images are accompanied by lively essays, maps, paintings and other ephemera from the Royal Collection. (ANT298, $47.50)
The Last Place on Earth, Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole  •  Roland Huntford   • EXPLORATION • FAVORITE  •  Igniting huge controversy when it first appeared, Huntford's rousing dual biography contrasts Amundsen's well-planned campaign to achieve the Pole with Scott's ill-fated quest. (ANT100, $17.00)
The Race to the White Continent, Voyages to the Antarctic  •  Alan Gurney   • EXPLORATION  •  Gurney captures the fanfare, ego and discovery of 19th-century polar exploration in this compelling narrative of the 1837-1842 Antarctic voyages of Dumont d'Urville, James Clark Ross and Charles Wilkes. (ANT136, $21.95)
The Worst Journey in the World  •  Apsley Cherry-Garrard   • EXPLORATION • FAVORITE  •  Cherry-Garrard's epic midwinter jaunt to an emperor penguin rookery is just a warm-up for the main event: Scott's doomed last expedition. (ANT23, $18.00)
Ambassador to the Penguins, A Naturalist's Year Aboard a Yankee Whaleship  •  Ellie Mathews   • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR  •  Robert Cushman Murphy's much-loved Logbook for Grace, nicely re-told, annotated and amplified by his granddaughter. His account of a year (1912-13) among the whalers of South Georgia is a classic. (ANT200, $29.95)
End of the Earth, Voyaging to Antarctica  •  Peter Matthiessen   • TRAVEL NARRATIVE  •  In this fine book, the result of two voyages, Matthiessen captures the magic of polar landscapes and wildlife, along with the camaraderie of a ship-based polar expedition. (ANT190, $15.00)
The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning  •  Carol Devine  •  Wendy Trusler   • TRAVEL NARRATIVE  •  An insightful miscellany from a 55-person environmental cleanup expedition in Bellingshausen, Antarctica, led by two intrepid women. The authors' travelogue is supplemented by 42 recipes, anecdotes, journal entries, vignettes and captivating photography. (ANT407, $40.00)
Everland  •  Rebecca Hunt   • LITERATURE  •  This atmospheric novel charts two expeditions to a fictional Antarctic island called Everland. The first, set in 1913, is a doomed voyage that captures the age of Scott and Shackleton and the second, in 2012, may be fated to repeat the same mistakes. (ANT418, $17.00)
Antarctica, A Call to Action  •  Sebastian Copeland   • NATURAL HISTORY • FAVORITE  •  Copeland's collection of striking photographs includes a three-page list of sensible suggestions to protect the planet. (ANT280, $24.95)
Antarctica, Secrets of the Southern Continent  •  David McGonigal   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Expedition leader McGonigal's strikingly illustrated Antarctic primer features 600 color photographs and excellent maps along with essays on history, exploration, wildlife, science and conservation by fellow Antarcticans. (ANT167, $59.95)
Blue Ice  •  Peter Clarkson  •  Julian Dowdeswell  •  Alex Bernasconi   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Award-winning nature photographer Alex Bernasconi explores the harsh climates and extreme conditions of the Antarctic through awe-inspiring panoramas, giving due attention to the diversity and resiliency of the native species. (ANT414, $50.00)
Fraser's Penguins  •  Fen Montaigne   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Montaigne turns a summer working with penguin biologist Bill Fraser at Palmer Station into a captivating tale of hard work, camaraderie and penguins, deftly capturing the allure and grandeur of the Antarctic Peninsula. (ANT323, $22.99)
A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia  •  Robert Burton   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Featuring full-color, full page-photographs of the birds, marine mammals and plants of this most spectacular of the sub-Antarctic islands this handy guide includes detailed descriptions of each species and a 30-page overview of geography, history and conservation. (ANT366, $24.95)
A Voyage to Antarctica, Wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula  •  Diego Punta Fernandez   • FIELD GUIDE  •  A high quality, laminated fold-out card featuring the wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula as well as the Drake Passage, Cape Horn and Beagle Channel. (ANT406, $12.00)
Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands  •  Frank Todd   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Compact and comprehensive, this indispensable photo guide by Mr. Penguin himself includes all the hard-to-identify seabirds of Antarctic waters. (ANT213, $29.95)
Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica  •  Martin D. la Pena  •  Maurice Rumboll   • FIELD GUIDE  •  With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide. (SAM12, $29.95)     (800) 342-2164      2838 Vicksburg Lane N    Plymouth, MN 55447