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Antarctica

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

In Patagonia

PAT01
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
1989
204
0142437190
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There is no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin.
$17.00

Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife

ANT30
Tony Soper
Bradt Publications
2013
160
1841624837
PAPER
Field Guide
1
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

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

Antarctic Explorer Map

ANT128
Ocean Explorer
Ocean Explorer Maps
2009
1
0953861805
MAP
Reference
1
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

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.
$29.99

The Oceanites Site Guide to the Antarctic Peninsula

ANT37
Ron Naveen
2005
129
0966101103
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
1
0
0
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

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

ANT396
Alfred Lansing
Hachette
2015
416
0465062881
PAPER
History
1
1
0
0
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 N
$16.99

Penguins In The Wild

ANT394
David Tipling
MIT Press
2013
160
0262019604
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$30.95

The Storied Ice

ANT353
Joan Boothe
Regent Press
2011
372
1587902184
PAPER
History
1/1/2112
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

1912, The Year the World Discovered Antarctica

ANT368
Chris Turney
Counterpoint
2013
358
1582437890
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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. A 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.
$16.95

Chasing Shackleton

ANT393
Tim Jarvis
William Morrow & Company
2014
272
0062282735
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this unique memoir of adventure and discovery, based on the PBS documentary, veteran polar explorer Tim Jarvis retraces for the first time the epic 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton in his inspiring attempt to cross the Antarctic continent.
$35.00

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.
$18.00

Lost Antarctica, Adventures in a Disappearing Land

ANT365
James McClintock
St. Martins
2014
256
1137278889
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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).
$18.99

The Last Viking, The Life of Roald Amundsen

ANT369
Stephen R. Bown
Da Capo Press
2013
356
0306822660
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.99

The Old Patagonian Express

PAT08
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
1997
404
039552105X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Combining history, anecdote and acutely observed detail on people and place, Theroux begins his journey on a Boston subway car and works his way south via rail, plane and truck to the Patagonian railroad in this enthralling narrative.
$16.95

The Whispering Land

PAT13
Gerald Durrell
Penguin Putnam
2006
240
0143037080
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A sparkling account of an eight-month jaunt on the trail of fur seals, guanaco, parrots and other Patagonian marvels. Excellent family reading.
$15.00

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

Southern Light, Images from Antarctica

ANT383
David Neilson (Photographer)
Abbeville Publishing Group
2013
306
0789211556
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Neilson has turned his six journeys to the ice (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.
$85.00

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

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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

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

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

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

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
1/1/2112
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

Antarctic Wildlife

ANT336
James Lowen
Princeton University Press
2011
240
0691150338
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Produced by a shipboard naturalist, this handy identification guide focuses on the Beagle Channel, Drake and Peninsula regions.
$22.95

In Search of the South Pole

ANT347
Herbert Kari, Huw Lewis-jones
Sterling Publishing Company
2011
192
1844861376
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

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

ANT367
Jason C. Anthony
University of Nebraska Press
2012
286
0803226667
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Antarctic traveler Jason Anthony tells the story of the continent's exploration through the celebrated 'hoosh' of early days and other polar fare.
$26.95

Antarctic Wildlife

ANT386
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2013
1583557881
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With full color illustrations, this 12-panel folding pocket guide shows the penguins, sea and land birds, marine mammals and even a few plants and fishes of the Antarctic.
$7.95

Antarctic Peninsula, A Visitor's Guide

ANT388
Adrian Fox, British Antarctic Survey
Independent Publishers Group
2012
128
0565093088
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This handy primer by Adrian Fox and team at the British Antarctic Survey covers the geology and geography, weather, climate, politics and history of the Antarctic Peninsula with authority.
$29.95

Antarctic Map

ANT392
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2013
1
383177255X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A clear, high quality map to the Antarctic at a scale of 1:8,000,000, printed on durable, waterproof paper.
$14.95