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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)

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
  • 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)

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)

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
  • 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)

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)

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)

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage


by Alfred Lansing

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 416 PAGES

Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler. This 100th anniversary edition is outfitted with maps, an expanded selection of Frank Hurley's photographs and an introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick. (ANT396, $27.99)

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic


by Camille Seaman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES
  • COMING IN NOVEMBER

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)

Penguins In The Wild

Penguins In The Wild


by David Tipling

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

Renowned photographer David Tipling's celebration of the playful and sympathetic arctic bird features profiles of the world's 17 penguin species (you might recognize the King, Emperor and Rockhopper) plus 139 striking full-color photographs. (ANT394, $29.95)

The Crossing of Antarctica, Original Photographs from the Pioneering Expedition

The Crossing of Antarctica, Original Photographs from the Pioneering Expedition


by George Lowe

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

This collection of previously unpublished photographs captures everyday moments, sprawling landscapes and candid portraits from 1957 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, as well as the reflections of explorers and polar experts. (ANT398, $40.00)

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)

Chasing Shackleton

Chasing Shackleton


by Tim Jarvis

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

In this unique memoir of adventure and discovery, based on the new PBS documentary, Tim Jarvis, veteran polar explorer, retraces for the first time the epic 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton in his inspiring attempt to cross the Antarctic continent. (ANT393, $35.00)

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 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)

Alone in Antarctica, The First Woman to Ski Solo Across the Southern Ice

Alone in Antarctica, The First Woman to Ski Solo Across the Southern Ice


by Felicity Aston

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

In this inspirational memoir, Felicity Aston describes her pioneering journey -- skiing across the whole of Antarctica -- while meditating on human vulnerability, struggle and the experience of solitude in the Information Age. (ANT404, $26.00)

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)

Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins

Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins


by Gavin Francis

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Gavin Francis recounts his time as base doctor at Halley Research Station, the British Antarctic Survey base on the Caird Coast in the Weddell Sea. (ANT384, $17.95)

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)

Southern Light, Images from Antarctica

Southern Light, Images from Antarctica


by David Neilson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 306 PAGES

Photographer David Neilson has turned his six journeys to the ice over the last 20 years, often with the Australian Antarctic Program (and sometimes lugging a 30-pound large format camera), into a coffee-table tribute to the continent and its wildlife. Includes 130 color and 100 rich black-and-white oversized photographs, gate-folds and double-page spreads that portray the drama and beauty of the Antarctic. (ANT383, $85.00)

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)

Antarctic Wildlife

Antarctic Wildlife


by James Lowen

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 240 PAGES

Produced by a shipboard naturalist, this handy identification guide focuses on the Beagle Channel, Drake and Peninsula regions. (ANT336, $22.95)

Penguins, The Ultimate Guide

Penguins, The Ultimate Guide


by Tui De Roy

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

Featuring more than 400 photographs, this is the traveler's ultimate guide to the 18 species of penguins residing near the South Pole. Includes scientific discussions on penguin conservation, profiles, facts and tips on where to see them in Antarctica. (ANT399, $35.00)

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