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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
  • 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

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, $1.00)

 
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)

Brabant Island to the Argentine Islands

Brabant Island to the Argentine Islands


by British Antarctic Survey

  • 2008
  • MAP

Illustrating the heart of the Antarctic cruising area at a scale of 1:250,000, this detailed map covers the Gerlache Strait and Paradise Harbor, south to Neumeyer and the Lemaire Channel. (ANT228, $24.95)

South Georgia Map

South Georgia Map


by British Antarctic Survey

  • 2004
  • MAP
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

This gloriously colored, double-sided folded sheet shows the topography of the island on one side and a composite satellite image at the same 1:200,000 scale on the reverse. (ANT221, $24.95)

Antarctica Cruising Guide

Antarctica Cruising Guide


by Peter Carey | Craig Franklin

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

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)

The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

Antarctica, An Adventure of a Different Nature

Antarctica, An Adventure of a Different Nature


by IMAX

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1999
  • DVD

A breathtakingly beautiful IMAX documentary of Antarctic wildlife, research and exploration featuring innovative aerial and underwater photography. 38 minutes. (ANT199, $19.99)

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

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

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)

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)

AntARCTIC, A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions

AntARCTIC, A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions


by Michael Poliza

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. With his inimitable blend of intimate close-ups and cinematic landscapes, Michael Poliza celebrates polar wildlife and landscapes in this compact edition of his oversized, sumptuous original, (ANT314, $39.95)

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)

Antarctica, The Global Warning

Antarctica, The Global Warning


by Sebastian Copeland | Mikhail Gorbachev | Leonardo di Caprio

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 206 PAGES

Copeland's atmospheric, full-page photographs of ice, mountains and sea are glorious -- and his argument that Antarctica is a barometer of climatic change is timely. (ANT255, $55.00)

Life in the Freezer

Life in the Freezer


by David Attenborough

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1993
  • DVD
  • OUT OF PRINT

This informative, stirring BBC documentary with David Attenborough, set largely along the Antarctic Peninsula, features amazing footage of the marine environment, penguins, birds and people of the Antarctic. (ANT88, $14.98)

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)

Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World

Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World


by Hadoram Shirihai | Brett Jarrett

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

This eye-catching Princeton Field Guide by Shirihai and illustrator Jarrett is noteworthy for its 450 excellent color photographs, range maps and text, all bundled in a compact package. (FG62, $24.95)

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