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Antarctica: The White Continent

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Antarctica Cruising Guide

Antarctica Cruising Guide

by Peter Carey | Craig Franklin

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 291 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

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)

Penguins of the World

Penguins of the World

by Wayne Lynch

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Lynch weaves delightful tales of penguins, their habitats and habits, with hundreds of glorious full-color photographs. (ANT62, $24.95)

The Oceanites Site Guide to the Antarctic Peninsula

The Oceanites Site Guide to the Antarctic Peninsula

by Ron Naveen

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2005
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 129 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

The guide, which supports the Antarctic Site Inventory Project, covers 40 prime visitor sites in detail. It also includes some of the best photography we've seen. Second edition. (ANT37, $29.95)

The Crystal Desert

The Crystal Desert

by David Campbell

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 308 PAGES

A biologist with the heart of a poet, Campbell focuses on the fossils, glaciers, history and wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula in these vivid essays. (ANT01, $20.95)

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER
  • FAVORITE

Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler. (ANT03, $14.95)

Antarctic Explorer Map

Antarctic Explorer Map

by Ocean Explorer

  • 2009
  • MAP
  • BEST SELLER

A full-color map of the Antarctic Peninsula, including Tierra del Fuego, the Falklands and South Georgia, at a scale of 1:2,750,000. With a map of the Antarctic continent on the reverse. (ANT128, $12.95)

Antarctica, A Call to Action

Antarctica, A Call to Action

by Sebastian Copeland

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER
  • FAVORITE
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

Copeland's collection of striking photographs includes a three-page list of sensible suggestions to protect the planet. (ANT280, $2.00)

 
Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Sea Map

Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Sea Map


by British Antarctic Survey

  • 2008
  • MAP

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)

Deep Leadership, Essential Insights from High-Risk Environments

Deep Leadership, Essential Insights from High-Risk Environments


by Joe MacInnis

  • REFERENCE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 245 PAGES

An action-packed blueprint of leadership that picks lessons from the likes of deep sea divers, explorers and astronauts. MacInnis' how-to offers invaluable information on how to exercise command and achieve results. (REF59, $25.99)

Lonely Planet Antarctica

Lonely Planet Antarctica


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 380 PAGES

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)

Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine

Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine


by Jason C. Anthony

  • FOOD
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 286 PAGES

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)

The Storied Ice

The Storied Ice


by Joan Boothe

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 372 PAGES

A frequent visitor to the Antarctic over the past decade, Joan Boothe recounts the thrilling adventures of whalers, sealers, explorers and scientists along the Antarctic Peninsula. With abundant quotes, 100 illustrations, 30 maps and a chronology. (ANT353, $24.95)

1912, The Year the World Discovered Antarctica

1912, The Year the World Discovered Antarctica


by Chris Turney

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 358 PAGES

Turney looks at the great leap forward in Antarctic science that was made 100 years ago with the expeditions of not just Scott and Amundsen but also those of Mawson, Filchner and Shirase in this brisk and engaging history of science and exploration in the Antarctic. An Australian scientist himself, Turney sees Mawson as the scientific hero of the age. (ANT368, $16.95)

An Empire of Ice

An Empire of Ice


by Edward Larson

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 326 PAGES

Pulitzer Prize-winner Ed Larson restores the status of Scott and Shackleton and the grand expeditions of the heroic age as genuine scientific enterprises, drawing on both archival material and his own travels to the historic huts, South Pole and other iconic places of Antarctic exploration. (ANT337, $16.00)

In Search of the South Pole

In Search of the South Pole


by Herbert Kari | Huw Lewis-Jones

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

Kari Herbert (daughter of polar explorer Sir Wally) and husband Huw Lewis-Jones collared an international who's who of explorers, historians, scientists and polar experts for this irresistible portrait of place. With 150 photographs. (ANT347, $29.95)

The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography

The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography


by David Hempleman-Adams | Emma Stuart | Sophie Gordon

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES
  • 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

The Last Place on Earth, Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole


by Roland Huntford

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES
  • 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 Roof at the Bottom of the World

The Roof at the Bottom of the World


by Edmund Stump

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

With detailed maps and 100 stunning color photographs, Antarctic veteran Ed Stump shows the Transantarctic range in all its icy glory and, for aficionados, Stump has plotted the routes of the historic expeditions across mountains and glaciers with unprecedented accuracy. (ANT341, $35.00)

The Worst Journey in the World

The Worst Journey in the World


by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 573 PAGES
  • 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)

End of the Earth, Voyaging to Antarctica

End of the Earth, Voyaging to Antarctica


by Peter Matthiessen

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

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)

Lost Antarctica, Adventures in a Disappearing Land

Lost Antarctica, Adventures in a Disappearing Land


by James McClintock

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A marine biologist who first traveled to the Kerguelen 30 years ago, James McClintock offers an intimate tour of the continent and his many voyages south, covering his field seasons at Palmer and McMurdo, his work on marine invertebrates and looming environmental challenges with equal, feet-on-the-ground aplomb. McClintock leads an annual expedition cruise to the Antarctic on climate change (some of you may have traveled with him). (ANT365, $17.00)

The Last Viking, The Life of Roald Amundsen

The Last Viking, The Life of Roald Amundsen


by Stephen Bown

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 356 PAGES

Bown plumbs newspaper archives, Amundsen's own words and contemporary accounts for this tale of the unusual and hugely accomplished explorer, first to the South Pole, first across both the Northeast and Northwest passages and a pioneer of polar aviation. (ANT369, $17.99)

Antarctica, Secrets of the Southern Continent

Antarctica, Secrets of the Southern Continent


by David McGonigal

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 400 PAGES

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

Fraser's Penguins


by Fen Montaigne

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

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

Penguin


by Frans Lanting

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 168 PAGES

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)

Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife

Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife


by 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 an Antarctic voyage. (ANT30, $25.99)

Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands

Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands


by Frank Todd

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 138 PAGES

Compact and comprehensive, this indispensable photo guide by Mr. Penguin himself includes all the hard-to-identify seabirds of Antarctic waters. (ANT213, $29.95)

Everest, 50 Years On The Mountain

Everest, 50 Years On The Mountain


by National Geographic Maps

  • 2003
  • DVD

An insightful film commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. National Geographic gives a history of Everest climbing while following a modern-day ascent of the great mountain, led by the sons of the famous climbers who, once again, brave its challenge. (HML135, $19.97)

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