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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.
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Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

ANT396
Alfred Lansing
Hachette
2015
416
0465062881
PAPER
History
0
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 Nathaniel Philbrick.
$16.99

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 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, 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

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

Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map

PAT19
ITMB
ITMB
2015
1
1
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map shows all Patagonia on one side (1:2,000,000), with a more detailed map of Tierra del Fuego (1:750,000) on the reverse.
$12.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Buenos Aires

ARG92
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465429646
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

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

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

ARG21
Jason Wilson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
249
156656347x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
$15.00

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic

ANT401
Camille Seaman
Chronicle Books
2014
160
1616892609
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$55.00

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 Crossing of Antarctica

ANT398
George Lowe
Thames & Hudson
2014
240
0500252025
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$40.00

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

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 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

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

ANT404
Felicity Aston
Counterpoint
2015
320
1619025760
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

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

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

ARG03
Nicholas Fraser
W. W. Norton & Company
1996
222
0393315754
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita’s life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s.
$15.95

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

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

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion

ARG97
Jill Gibian (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2010
256
1883513197
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers.
$14.95

Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins

ANT384
Gavin Francis
Counterpoint
2014
304
1619023407
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

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

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

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

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

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

For Kids

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

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

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

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

A Trip to the Bottom of the World With Mouse

ANT379
Frank Viva
Candlewick Press
2012
32
1935179195
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Inspired by his journey to the Antarctic, Viva includes penguins and whales and fellow tourists and a dip in the thermal waters of Pendulum Cove in this brightly illustrated tale of adventure for ages four and up.
$12.95

Sophie Scott Goes South

ANT391
Alison Lester
Houghton Mifflin Company
2013
40
0544088956
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A delightful fictional expedition told through the voice of nine-year-old Sophie Scott aboard her father’s icebreaker. Sophie’s enthusiastic travel diary records her sightings in the natural world, from fantastically shaped icebergs to penguins, whales and the Southern Lights.
$17.99

Shackleton's Journey

ANT395
William Grill
Perseus
2014
80
1909263109
HARD COVER
Exploration
2/18/2014
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The exciting story of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's journey to the Antarctic, written for children and illustrated by award-winning artist William Grill in bright, cheery colored pencil drawings.
$24.00

Shackleton, Antarctic Odyssey

ANT397
Nick Bertozzi
Macmillan
2014
128
1596434511
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This entertaining and dramatic graphic novel chronicles Ernest Shackleton’s ambitious expedition into Antarctica, an astonishing feat that very nearly took his life and the lives of his fellow explorers.
$16.99

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

Penguins, The Ultimate Guide

ANT399
Tui De Roy
Princeton University Press
2014
240
0691162999
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
Featuring more than 400 photographs, this is the traveler's ultimate guide to the world's 18 species of penguins. Includes scientific discussions on penguin conservation, profiles, facts and tips on where to see them in Antarctica.
$35.00