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Essential Reading Package-EXANT201

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Before the Heroes Came, Antarctica in the 1890s

ANT105
Tim Baughman
University of Nebraska Press
1999
160
0803261632
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This well written account of the pioneering Antarctic encounters stars Carsten Borchgrevnink, who spent the first winter on the continent in 1898 at the hut still standing at Cape Adare, and other early explorers.
$16.00

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

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

Antarctica Map

ANT81
ITMB
ITMB
2008
1
1553410140
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fold-up map of the continent at a scale of 1:8,000,000 with notes on wildlife and geography.
$12.95

Alone on the Ice, The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

ANT376
David Roberts
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
368
0393347788
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The inspiring, at times harrowing, story of Douglas Mawson, leader of the 1913 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, who found himself alone, without provisions and a hundred miles from base camp after his fellow explorers disappeared down a crevasse in the ice.
$16.95

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

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

In Shackleton's Footsteps, A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic

ANT330
Henry Worsely
Lyons Press
2011
288
076277763X
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Henry Worsley and other descendents set out from Shackleton's hut at Cape Royd to celebrate the centenary of the 1908 Nimrod expedition, retracing the exact 870-mile route -- and going on to finish the last 97 miles that eluded Shackelton. Team leader Worsley's book explores the history of the original expedition and reasons behind its failure, while capturing the meticulous planning, fundraising and training for the new expedition.
$24.95

Lost Men, The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Expedition

ANT225
Kelly Tyler-lewis
Penguin Putnam
2007
416
0670034126
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The dramatic tale of Shackleton's support team, stranded at Cape Evans when their ship the Aurora was set adrift in a gale. Tyler-Lewis draws on a rich source of newly discovered journals and diaries, interviews and her own experiences in the Antarctic to bring the story to life.
$16.00

Shackleton's Forgotten Men, The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic

ANT103
Rt. Hon. Lord Shackleton (Introduction), Leonard Bickel
Perseus
2001
241
1560253061
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The tale of Shackleton's team on the Ross Ice Shelf, who completed a 199-day sledge journey under harrowing conditions.
$19.95

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

ANT303
Roland Huntford
CSA Word
2009
576
1934997331
AUDIO CD
Exploration
0
0
0
0
British actor Tim Pigott-Smith reads Huntford's dramatic tale of hardship, technical challenge, political ambition and fortitude, interweaving the expeditions of Scott and Amundsen. Presented on 6 CDs, this abridged version runs 7.5 hours.
$34.95

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott

ANT343
David Wilson
Little Brown and Company
2011
192
0316178500
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This gorgeous book of Scott's own photographs -- fought over, lost and forgotten -- supplemented by maps and incisive commentary, is a significant contribution to Antarctic history. Beautiful too!
$35.00

The Race to the White Continent, Voyages to the Antarctic

ANT136
Alan Gurney
Lightning Source
2002
288
0393323218
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Gurney captures the fanfare, ego and discovery of 19th-century polar exploration in this compelling narrative of the 1837-1842 Antarctic voyages of Dumont d'Urville, James Clark Ross and Charles Wilkes.
$21.95

Cherry, A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard

ANT168
Sarah Wheeler
Modern Library
2003
353
0375754547
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Wheeler (Terra Incognita) captures the thrill of Victorian polar exploration -- and the anguish of a man haunted by the death of his colleagues on the march back from the pole.
$14.95

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

Slicing the Silence, Voyaging to Antarctica

ANT261
Tom Griffiths
Harvard University Press
2009
408
0674034708
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Griffiths, a humanities fellow with the Australian Antarctic Division, weaves anecdote, profile, history, science and adventure into a rich, illuminating portrait of Antarctica.
$23.50

South With the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery

ANT345
Lynne Cox
Mariner Books
2012
320
0307593401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Inspired by the Norwegian explorer as a child, Cox (Swimming to Antarctica) focuses not on the race to the South Pole but the sweep of Amundsen's polar adventures, Arctic and Antarctic, weaving her own travels with an appreciative biography of the man.
$15.95

Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica

ANT45
Sarah Wheeler
Modern Library
1999
384
0375753389
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A fine portrait of modern Antarctic scientists (and cooks and truck drivers), Wheeler's book weaves stories of modern adventure with commentary on the heroic age of exploration. A thoroughly enjoyable, anecdotal tribute.
$18.00

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

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

Glacier Ice

SCI07
Austin Post, Edward R. LaChapelle
University of Washington Press
2000
145
0295979100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A classic book of extraordinary black-and-white aerial photographs of mountains and glaciers by two devoted men of ice. Ed LaChapelle’s text is paired with Austin Post's stunning aerial photographs of glaciers from Alaska and Chile to Switzerland and the Himalayas.
$35.00

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

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 Entire Earth and Sky, Views on Antarctica

ANT272
Leslie Carol Roberts
University of Nebraska Press
2012
328
0803240015
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Roberts pieces together tales of 19th-century exploration, interviews with scientists, journal excerpts and her own observations and experiences in Antarctica over the last 20 years in these sweet and sparkling essays.
$19.95

The Last Ocean, Antarctica's Ross Sea Project: Saving the Most Pristine Ecosystem on Earth

ANT389
John Weller
Rizzoli International
2013
224
0847841235
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A spectacular collection of images documenting the pristine beauty of Antarctica's Ross Sea, Weller's book is a visual celebration of a threatened ecosystem and a call to appreciate and protect Antarctica's undamaged wilderness.
$50.00

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

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

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
$22.00

More Books

Antarctica: Beyond the Southern Ocean

ANT32
Colin Monteath
Warwick
2005
160
189462260X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This marvelous collection of photographs, organized thematically, shows the wildlife and landscapes of Antarctica and the subantarctic islands in full color. The section on human activity, from historic explorations to modern-day tourism, is particularly welcome.
$39.95

The Ice, A Journey to Antarctica

ANT41
Stephen J. Pyne
University of Washington Press
1998
428
0295976780
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating, philosophical meditation on ice, this exhilarating book encompasses the history of exploration, geophysics of the ice, and the symbolic meaning of the White Continent in art and literature.
$26.95

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales

ANT174
H.P. Lovecraft
Modern Library
2005
186
0812974417
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Strange and scary tales by the master of Gothic fiction, which concern -- among other things -- undiscovered mountains and odd happenings on the Antarctic plateau.
$16.00

Scott of the Antarctic, A Life of Courage and Tragedy

ANT233
David Crane
Alfred Knopf
2007
608
1400031419
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this balanced and dramatic biography, Crane looks at Robert Falcon Scott afresh in the context of Edwardian exploration and empire, showing him to a be flawed hero but a hero nonetheless.
$16.95

The Longest Winter, Scott's Other Heroes

ANT312
Meredith Hooper
Counterpoint
2012
320
1619020130
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The riveting tale of Scott's Northern Party, drawn from contemporary account, expedition diaries, journals and letters.
$16.95

Race for the South Pole

ANT326
Roland Huntford
Continuum Publishing Group
2011
352
1441126678
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Side by side, day by day, Huntford lets Scott and Amundsen speak for themselves, placing the original diary entries of each man on facing pages. He includes superb original maps and photographs, and the never-before-translated diary of Amundsen's charismatic lead skier.
$16.95

The Roof at the Bottom of the World

ANT341
Edmund Stump
Yale University Press
2011
272
0300171978
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
With detailed maps and 100 stunning color photographs, Antarctic veteran Ed Stump shows the Transantarctic range in all its icy glory and, for aficionados, Stump has plotted the routes of the historic expeditions across mountains and glaciers with unprecedented accuracy.
$35.00

South Pole, The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13

ANT356
Christine Dell'Amore
Assouline
2011
136
161428010X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With excerpts and quotes from Scott and others, this glorious book of 100 iconic images by expedition photographer Herbert Ponting features 12 dramatic fold-out pages.
$50.00

Penguin-Pedia

ANT362
David Salomon
Aa Balkema
2011
303
1612540155
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Texas businessman David Salomon has turned his lifelong passion for penguins and his worldwide travelers into an exhaustive catalog, organized by species and with hundreds of color photographs.
$29.95

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

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, A Natural History and Species Guide

OCE217
Annalisa Berta
University of Chicago Press
2015
288
022618319X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautifully illustrated overview is the most comprehensive book available on marine cetaceans, covering the natural history, anatomy, diet, distribution, characteristics and conservation status of 98 species.
$45.00