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Expedition to 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 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

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

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

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

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

Antarctica, An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent

ANT377
Gabrielle Walker
Houghton Mifflin Company
2013
416
0151015201
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A British journalist with a Ph.D. in chemistry, Walker draws on her five trips to the Antarctic for this tale of science and life on the last continent.
$27.00

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

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

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

Antarctica

ANT428
Arnold Zageris
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
2016
334
1554553679
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Large-format photographer Arnold Zageris presents the splendors of Antarctica in a gorgeous coffee table book. He shows Antarctica as a land of superlatives, home to the most delicate ice crystals, most relentless storms and the tallest ice peaks on Earth.
$75.00

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 Coldest March, Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition

ANT154
Susan Solomon
Yale University Press
2003
383
0300099215
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Solomon draws on extensive meteorological data and her own experience as an atmospheric scientist in the Antarctic in this exhaustively researched and fresh account of Scott's last expedition.
$28.00

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

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

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 Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning

ANT407
Carol Devine, Wendy Trusler
HarperCollins
2015
272
0062395033
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An insightful miscellany from a 55-person environmental cleanup expedition in Bellingshausen, Antarctica, led by two intrepid women. The authors’ travelogue is supplemented by 42 recipes, anecdotes, journal entries, vignettes and captivating photography.
$40.00

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

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

Blue Ice

ANT414
Peter Clarkson (Introduction), Julian Dowdeswell (Foreword), Alex Bernasconi (Photographer)
2016
204
1608877353
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Award-winning nature photographer Alex Bernasconi explores the harsh climates and extreme conditions of the Antarctic through awe-inspiring panoramas, giving due attention to the diversity and resiliency of the native species.
$50.00

Mapping Antarctica, A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery

ANT412
Henk Brolsma, John Manning, Robert Clancy
Aa Balkema
2013
328
9400743203
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
A most unusual book that profiles Antarctic exploration through maps. All told, its ten chapters include 139 maps and discuss notable features of Antarctic exploration, discovery and politics.
$49.95

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 Earth's Last Wilderness: A Quest to Save Antarctica

ANT433
Gil Reavill, Robert Swan
Broadway Books
2010
290
0767931769
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this "upbeat call to action," Swan follows up on his first book, which details the devastating changes in Antarctica over the last three decades, with ways the world can slow the destruction of Antarctica and ultimately protect the Earth as a whole.
$14.99

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

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

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

More Books

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

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

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

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

Worth Looking For

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