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

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Essential Books These 6 items are available for $89, including
U.S. shipping, a 15% discount (Item no. EXANT168)
 
The Crystal Desert  •  David Campbell
NATURAL HISTORY •  2002 •  PAPER  • 308 PAGES
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, history 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
EXPLORATION •  1998 •  PAPER  • 280 PAGES • FAVORITE
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. With maps and an 8-page selection of Frank Hurley photographs. (ANT03, $14.95)
  Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Penguin  •  Frans Lanting
NATURAL HISTORY •  2011 •  HARD COVER  • 168 PAGES
A magnificent collection of penguins by Lanting, the contemporary master of wildlife photography. Lanting photographed the Magellanics, rockhoppers and gentoos of the Falklands, spent time among the king penguins of South Georgia and, famously, camped on the sea ice to follow the life cycle of the emperors. With 114 color photographs including gorgeous portraits of emperors and their photogenic young. (ANT117, $14.99)
  Penguin
Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands  •  Frank Todd
FIELD GUIDE •  2004 •  PAPER  • 138 PAGES
Polar pioneer, penguinologist and popular lecturer Frank Todd covers all the marine mammals and birds of the Southern Ocean in this gorgeously illustrated compact field guide. Each species gets several color photographs, dramatically presented, alongside key features and distribution notes. Frank Todd's experience -- and collection of photographs -- is legendary (though even he admits sorting out all those prions, diving-petrels and other tubenoses is nearly impossible). This terrific book will give you a fighting chance. (ANT213, $29.95)
  Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands
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
Antarctica, A Call to Action  •  Sebastian Copeland
NATURAL HISTORY •  2008 •  HARD COVER  • 96 PAGES • FAVORITE • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE
Copeland's awe-inspiring images of the frozen continent capture the beauty of the glaciers, biodiversity, and wild wide seas of the Drake. (ANT280, $1.00)
  Antarctica, A Call to Action



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)
 
 
Antarctica Cruising Guide  •  Peter Carey  •  Craig Franklin   • GUIDEBOOK  •  This all-in-one parka-pocket guide includes concise introductory chapters on Antarctica, detailed information on popular visitor sites and a wildlife guide. (ANT249, $25.95)
 
 
Lonely Planet Antarctica  •  Lonely Planet   • GUIDEBOOK  •  Alexis Averbuck, author of the new edition of this compact, 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 Kerry Emanuel outlines the issues, causes and concerns about the fate of our climate, updated for this second edition to cover the latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the lack of will in the United States to tackle this vexing issue. (GEO46, $14.95)
 
 
Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage  •  Alfred Lansing   • HISTORY • COMING IN APRIL  •  Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler. Introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick. 100th anniversary edition. (ANT396, $27.99)
 
 
The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton, and Antarctic Photography  •  David Hempleman-Adams  •  Emma Stuart  •  Sophie Gordon   • EXPLORATION • NEW  •  One hundred years ago, during the reign of King George V, Britain sent two great expeditions, that of Robert Falcon Scott in 1910, and four years later, that of Ernest Shackleton, into the great unknown. The rest is stuff of legends. Here in one handsome book are not only hundreds of haunting photographs by Herbert George Ponting and Frank Hurley, drawn from the albums presented to the king, but also 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, $15.95)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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, $17.99)
 
 
Penguin  •  Frans Lanting   • NATURAL HISTORY  •  Lanting loitered among the Magellanics, Rockhoppers and Gentoos of the Falklands, spent time with the King penguins of South Georgia and, famously, camped on the sea ice to follow the life cycle of the Emperor penguins and their young. (ANT117, $14.99)
 
 
Penguins of the World  •  Wayne Lynch   • NATURAL HISTORY • FAVORITE  •  Lynch weaves delightful tales of penguins, their habitats and habits, with hundreds of glorious full-color photographs. (ANT62, $24.95)
 
 
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 subantarctic islands this handy guide includes detailed descriptions of each species and a 30-page overview of geography, history and conservation. (ANT366, $24.95)
 
 
Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife  •  Tony Soper   • FIELD GUIDE  •  Designed for the field, this compact handbook features all the species of birds, seals and whales the traveler is likely to encounter on an Antarctic voyage. (ANT30, $25.99)
 
 
Birds and Mammals of the Falkland Islands  •  Robin and Anne Woods   • FIELD GUIDE  •  A comprehensive photographic guide to the wildlife of the Falkland Islands and surrounding waters, featuring 43 color plates. Published in conjunction with Falklands Conservation. (ANT237, $25.95)
 
 
Birds of Southern South America & 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)
 
 
 
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