History - Polar Regions

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and ...

Hampton Sides

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded AgeIn the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe:...

Published: May 2015

The Worst Journey in the World: With ...

Apsley Cherry-Garrard

"The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel . . . a masterpiece."—The New York Review of Books"When people ask me, 'What is your favorite travel book?'  I nearly always nam...

Published: Apr 2010

Arctic Opening: Insecurity and Opport...

Christian Lemiere

The Arctic is opening. Global warming is leading to seasonal sea-ice retreat, which in turn opens hitherto impassable shipping routes and new areas for resource exploitation. Such changes are elevating the Arctic's geostrategic value ...

Published: Jan 2014

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Los...

Paul Watson

"Intriguing [and] enjoyable."―Ian McGuire, New York Times Book ReviewIce Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845―whose two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 wer...

Published: Jan 2018
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