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Antarctica

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Fraser's Penguins

ANT323
Fen Montaigne
Henry Holt and Company
2012
320
125000263X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.99

The Oceanites Site Guide to the Antarctic Peninsula

ANT37
Ron Naveen
2005
129
0966101103
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
1
0
This 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.
$29.95

Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife

ANT30
Tony Soper
Bradt Publications
2013
160
1841624837
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.99

Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Sea Map

ANT299
British Antarctic Survey
2015
1
1855313073
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Antarctica, A Call to Action

ANT280
Sebastian Copeland
2008
96
1601090277
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
Copeland's collection of striking photographs includes a three-page list of sensible suggestions to protect the planet.
$24.95

Falkland Islands Explorer Map

ANT180
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2007
1
0953861880
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

South Georgia Map

ANT221
British Antarctic Survey
British Antarctic Survey
2004
1
MAP
Reference
0
0
1
0
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.
$24.95

A Visitor's Guide to the Falkland Islands

ANT235
Debbie Summers
Aa Balkema
2005
132
0953837157
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
Published in conjunction with Falklands Conservation, this spiral-bound guide features color photographs and outstanding maps.
$35.00

Lonely Planet Antarctica

ANT139
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
380
1741794595
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.99

The Storied Ice

ANT353
Joan Boothe
Regent Press
2011
372
1587902184
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

An Empire of Ice

ANT337
Edward Larson
Yale University Press
2012
326
0300188218
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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

ANT298
Sophie Gordon, David Hempleman-Adams, Emma Stuart
Lightning Source
2009
240
1608190072
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$47.50

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

ANT100
Roland Huntford
Modern Library
1999
576
0375754741
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Worst Journey in the World

ANT23
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Penguin
2006
573
0143039385
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
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.
$18.00

Through the First Antarctic Night

ANT102
Frederick A. Cook
Aa Balkema
1998
520
0966561317
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
With maps, archival and modern photographs, this original account by ship's surgeon Frederick Cook brings to vivid life the first discovery of the Gerlache Strait, Danco Land and other locales along the northern Antarctic Peninsula. Under the command of Adrian de Gerlache, the international crew also included Roald Amundsen and Henryk Arctowski.
$19.95

End of the Earth, Voyaging to Antarctica

ANT190
Peter Matthiessen
National Geographic
2004
242
0792268369
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

In the Ghost Country, A Lifetime Spent on the Edge

ANT296
Peter Hillary
Lightning Source
2003
341
0743243706
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Hillary (son of Sir Edmund) uses a disastrous and lonely 1998 expedition to Antarctica as a lens through which to view the tragedies and triumphs of his adventurous life.
$25.95

Evolution, The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

NAT64
Edward Larson
Modern Library
2006
368
0812968492
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A clearheaded, engrossing brief history of ideas about evolution from the 18th century to the present by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
$16.00

Penguins of the World

ANT62
Wayne Lynch
Firefly Books
2007
176
1554072743
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
Lynch weaves delightful tales of penguins, their habitats and habits, with hundreds of glorious full-color photographs.
$24.95

Polar Obsession

ANT305
Paul Nicklen
Random House
2009
240
1426205112
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Born and raised on Baffin Island, Nicklen has ice in his blood. The National Geographic photographer, wildlife biologist and naturalist presents up-close portraits of the creatures of the high latitudes in 150 dazzling photographs of swimming bears, cavorting seals, penguins, dueling narwhals and all manner of polar life.
$50.00

The Crystal Desert

ANT01
David Campbell
Lightning Source
2002
308
0618219218
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A biologist with the heart of a poet, Campbell focuses on the fossils, glaciers and wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula in these vivid essays.
$20.95

Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands

ANT213
Frank Todd
Ibis Publishing Company
2004
138
0934797226
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact and comprehensive, this indispensable photo guide by Mr. Penguin himself includes all the hard-to-identify seabirds of Antarctic waters.
$29.95

Penguins around the World

BRD104
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2011
1888538732
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With beautiful, scientifically accurate illustrations by Uko Gorter, this handy laminated bird watching card appeals to all ages.
$7.95

Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World

FG62
Hadoram Shirihai, Brett Jarrett (Illustrator)
Princeton University Press
2006
320
0691127573
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Life in the Freezer

ANT88
David Attenborough
Baker & Taylor Video
1993
1419824031
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
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.
$14.98

For Kids

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition, The Remarkable Journal of Shackleton's Polar-Bound Cat

ANT56
Caroline Alexander
HarperCollins
1999
148
0060932619
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Sir Ernest Shackleton's most famous expedition, as told by his cat.
$14.99

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, The True Story of the Endurance Expedition

ANT68
Jennifer Armstrong
2000
128
0375810498
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Featuring 40 of expedition photographer Frank Hurley's stunning photographs, this book vividly retells the story of the Endurance for kids ages 12 and up. With many excerpts from expedition diaries.
$12.99

Trapped by the Ice, Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure

ANT75
Michael McCurdy
Bloomsbury USA
2002
32
0802776337
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated retelling of the Endurance expedition geared for children.
$9.99

Mr. Popper's Penguins

ANT134
Florence Atwater, Richard Atwater
Little Brown and Company
1992
139
0316058432
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The comic adventure of Antarctic-obsessed Mr. Popper and his houseful of penguins, originally published in 1938. Though he always dreamed of exploring the polar regions -- and he keeps in touch with Admiral Drake -- Mr. Popper and his family never expected a penguin to appear on their doorstep. Geared for ages 8-to-10, this Newbery Honor book is also perfect to read aloud (or to entertain adults).
$7.99

Eyewitness Arctic & Antarctic

GEN187
Barbara Taylor, Geoff Brightling (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2011
72
0756690714
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Young readers will enjoy this snazzy, illustrated survey of life and nature at high latitudes.
$19.99

Seabird

OCE79
Holling C. Holling
1978
PAPER
Literature
61
0395266815
Houghton Mifflin Company
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Across four generations and around the world, by whaler, clipper, steamer and airplane, Holling traces American seafaring through the eyes of an ivory gull in this illustrated classic. Ages 9-12
$11.95

Penguin Chick

ANT188
Betty Tatham, Helen K. Davie (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
2001
40
0064452069
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The beautifully illustrated and narrated story of the birth of an Emperor chick and parents' odyssey to raise its young on the ice.
$5.99

Antarctic Antics, A Book of Penguin Poems

ANT189
Judy Sierra, Jose Aruego (Illustrator), Ariane Dewey (Illustrator)
Aa Balkema
2003
32
015204602X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Fantastic illustrations and humorous poems entertain youngsters ages 3 to 6.
$6.99

Life Under Ice

ANT191
Mary. M. Cerullo, Bill Curtsinger (Photographer)
Tilbury House Publishers
2005
40
0884482472
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Curtsinger, a photographer posted to McMurdo Station, documents surprisingly beautiful invertebrates, crowd-pleasing penguins and seals, as well as the researchers who study them in this lively, illustrated tale of underwater Antarctica.
$7.95

Shackleton's Stowaway

ANT226
Victoria McKernan
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
2006
336
0440419840
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
McKernan deftly interweaves actual explorers and events in this fictionalized account of Shackleton's voyage for ages 12 and up.
$7.99

Polar Explorers for Kids

ARC191
Maxine Snowden
Chicago Review Press
2004
150
1556525001
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The history and adventures of 16 polar explorers, including Erik the Red, Henry Hudson, Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, are brought to life in 21 puzzles, games, projects and activities for kids ages 9 and up.
$16.95

Antarctica, The Heart of the World

ANT245
Coral Tulloch
Enchanted Lion Books
2006
48
1592700543
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Parents and grandparents take note! Kids ages 10-12 will devour this illustrated primer on Antarctica, its wildlife, research and history. With hundreds of color photographs, profiles of Antarctic scientists, clever drawings and an excellent chapter on life at the Antarctic research stations.
$17.95

Lost and Found

ANT250
Oliver Jeffers
Penguin Putnam
2005
32
0399245030
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A little boy finds a lost penguin and decides to return him to the South Pole. Along the way he learns about Antarctica, and learns even more about friendship. A sweet story, simply and beautifully illustrated.
$17.99

Arctic and Antarctic Life Coloring Book

ANT251
Ruth Soffer
Dover Publications
2007
48
0486298930
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Big, easy-to-color drawings depict dozens of seals, penguins, birds and whales from both ends of the Earth in this delightful roundup.
$4.99

Here is Antarctica

ANT281
Madeleine Dunphy, Tom (I Leonard (Illustrator)
Perseus
2008
32
0977753948
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This thrilling account of penguins at play and whales cavorting in the ice is a beautifully illustrated introduction to Antarctica for ages 3-8.
$16.95

Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth

NAT183
Layton, Neal (Illustrator), Nicola Davies
Candlewick Press
2009
64
0763641278
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
From Antarctica's emperor penguins to the bacteria inside bubbling volcanoes, animals have adapted and survived in conditions that would quickly kill a human. Discover how they do it in this colorful, illustrated primer for ages 8-12.
$7.99

The White Darkness

ANT317
Geraldine McCaughrean
HarperCollins
2008
400
0060890371
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Captain Titus Oates ("I may be some time") haunts this chilly tale of polar obsession.
$9.99

Race to the South Pole Coloring Book

ANT332
Patricia J. Wynne
Dover Publications
2010
0486476685
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ross MacPhee (Race to the End) collaborated with illustrator Patricia Wynne for this historically accurate, thrilling account of Antarctic exploration in 30 ready-to-color illustrations.
$3.99

Frozen Secrets, Antarctica Revealed

ANT338
Sally M. Walker
Lerner Publishing Group
2010
104
1580136079
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Lively, illustrated -- and with a focus on ongoing science -- this excellent book introduces the history, geology, climate and wildlife of Antarctica with depth for ages nine and up. Walker interviews dozens of leading researchers, showing the men and women (and there are many) at work in color photographs.
$20.95

Who Reached the South Pole First?

ANT349
Sheila Griffin Llanas
Capstone
2011
142966245X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Llanas covers the events of 1911-12 for elementary school kids in four chapters, nicely augmented by well-chosen archival photographs, timeline, glossary and other report-ready features.
$8.10

Penguins, Strange and Wonderful

ANT350
Laurence Pringle
Boyds Mills
2007
1590780906
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Enthusiastically illustrated, this thoroughly informative book for about age seven shows, in detailed paintings by Meryl Henderson, all 13 penguin species on land, in the water, courting, raising young and generally cavorting.
$16.95

More Books

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

ANT03
Alfred Lansing
Carroll & Graff
1998
280
078670621X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler.
$14.95

Antarctic Explorer Map

ANT128
Ocean Explorer
Ocean Explorer Maps
2009
1
0953861805
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

Antarctica, Secrets of the Southern Continent

ANT167
David McGonigal
Firefly Books
2008
400
1554073987
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$59.95

Antarctica, An Adventure of a Different Nature

ANT199
IMAX
Slingshot
1999
1584480017
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A breathtakingly beautiful IMAX documentary of Antarctic wildlife, research and exploration featuring innovative aerial and underwater photography. 38 minutes.
$19.99

Brabant Island to the Argentine Islands

ANT228
British Antarctic Survey
2008
1
1855313111
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Encounters at the End of the World

ANT292
Werner Herzog (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2008
6312382826
DVD
Film
3/5/2013
0
0
0
0
Ever the iconoclast, Herzog eschews the nature - the usual focus of polar docs - and looks instead at the eccentric mix of characters who live and work in Antarctica, in this beautiful ode to the human yearning for exploration.
$27.98

AntARCTIC, A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions

ANT314
Michael Poliza
teNeues
2011
240
3832795901
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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,
$12.95

Vanishing Wilderness of Antarctica

ANT327
Colin Monteath
Sterling Publishing Company
2011
272
885440487X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Featuring 328 dazzling color photographs of the nature, land and icescapes of the seventh continent by naturalist, explorer and mountaineer Monteath.
$24.95

Among Penguins, A Bird Man in Antarctica

ANT342
Noah Strycker
Oregon State University Press
2011
224
0870716298
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A wide-eyed, ready-for-anything 22-year-old, Noah Strycker recounts his day-to-day adventures among 100,000 Adelies over an eventful summer at Cape Crozier on Ross Island in this brisk memoir.
$19.95