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

Floating Coast: An Environmental Hist...

Bathsheba Demuth

Winner of the 2021 AHA John H. Dunning Prize Longlisted for the 2020 Cundill History Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by Nature, NPR, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews "A monument to a people and their land… an allegor...

Published: Aug 2020

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

The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the...

Alec Wilkinson

In 1897, at the height of the heroic age of Arctic exploration, the visionary Swedish explorer S. A. Andree made a revolutionary attempt to discover the North Pole by flying over it in a hydrogen balloon. Thirty-three years later, his...

Published: Jan 2013

South (Shackleton's Last Expedition):...

Ernest Shackleton

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Published: Jul 2020
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