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Endurance

Endurance

by Alfred Lansing

Ernest Shackleton defined heroism in 1915 when his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and then destroyed on its way to Antarctica. This tense week-by-week, month-by-month reconstruction charts the incredible journey undertaken by his crew of 27 men through 850 miles of the southern Atlantic's heaviest seas.
The Worst Journey In the World

The Worst Journey In the World

by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD (1886-1959) was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic which he joined to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. After the expedition, Cherry-Garrard served in the First World War and was invalided home. With the zealous encouragement of his neighbour, George Bernard Shaw, Cherry-Garrard wrote The Worst Journey in the World (1922) in an attempt to overcome the horror of the journey. As the years unravelled he faced a terrible struggle... Read more
Endurance

Endurance

by Caroline Alexander

In August 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail aboard the Endurance bound for the South Atlantic - their goal to be the first explorers ever to cross Antarctica. Weaving a treacherous path through the icy Weddell Sea, they came within eighty miles of their destination when the ship became trapped in the ice pack. For the next ten months they waited for the ice to break, but it never did, instead crushing the Endurance in its flows, leaving the crew stranded. With remarkable... Read more
South

South

by Ernest Shackleton

In 1914, as the shadow of war falls across Europe, a party led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent. Their initial optimism is short-lived, however, as the ice field slowly thickens, encasing the ship Endurance in a death-grip, crushing their craft, and marooning 28 men on a ploar ice floe. In an epic struggle of man versus the elements, Shackleton leads his team on a harrowing quest for survival over some of the most unforgiving... Read more
Cape Horn

Cape Horn

by Felix Riesenberg

The story of the Cape Horn region, including the Straits of Magellan, from the days of the first discoveries, through the glorious age of sail, to the present time, recounting the exploits of Magellan, Drake, Schouten, Fitzroy, Darwin, Melville and many others, including the author's own experiences.
South

South

by Sir Ernest Shackleton

"One of the most harrowing survival stories of all time"‚ÄĒSebastian Junger, author of The Perfect StormVeteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first-hand account of this epic adventure.As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was... Read more
The Lost Men

The Lost Men

by Kelly Tyler-Lewis

The untold story of the last odyssey of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Antarctic endeavor is legend, but for sheer heroism and tragic nobility, nothing compares to the saga of the Ross Sea party. This crew of explorers landed on the opposite side of Antarctica from the Endurance with a mission to build supply depots for Shackleton’s planned crossing of the continent. But their ship disappeared in a gale, leaving ten inexperienced, ill-equipped men to trek... Read more
A First Rate Tragedy

A First Rate Tragedy

by Diana Preston

Little America

Little America

by Richard Evelyn Byrd

Little America

Little America

by Richard E Byrd

Karluk

Karluk

by William Laird McKinlay

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

by Thor Heyerdahl

The Last Place On Earth

The Last Place On Earth

by Roland Huntford

Antarctic Housewife

Antarctic Housewife

by Nan Brown

The Home Of the Blizzard

The Home Of the Blizzard

by Douglas Mawson

Watkins' Last Expedition

Watkins' Last Expedition

by F Spencer Chapman

Discovery

Discovery

by Richard E Byrd

Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule

by Jean Malaurie

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The Arctic Grail

by Pierre Berton

Pierre Berton was one of Canada’s most popular and prolific authors. From narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his fifty books are now Canadian classics. Born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon, Pierre Berton worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years. He spent four years in the army, rising from private to captain/instructor at the Royal Military College in... Read more
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Arctic Explorations

by Elisha Kent Kane

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Scott and Amundsen

Scott and Amundsen

by Huntford, Roland

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's beloved failure, while Amundsen, who not only beat Scott to... Read more
The Voyages Of the Discovery

The Voyages Of the Discovery

by Savours, Ann

Includes index.

Originally published: London: Virgin, 1992.

"Abridged from 'The Voyages of the Discovery' [London : 1992]"--T.p. verso.

"Reprinted 2005"--T.p. verso.
To the Ends Of the Earth

To the Ends Of the Earth

by Fiennes, Ranulph

Scott\'s Last Expedition

Scott's Last Expedition

by Scott, R F Capt

The Antarctic Ocean

The Antarctic Ocean

by Owen, Russell

The Heart Of the Antarctic

The Heart Of the Antarctic

by Shackleton, Sir Ernest

The Crossing Of Antarctica

The Crossing Of Antarctica

by Fuchs, Sir Vivian and Sir Edmund Hillary

The North Pole

The North Pole

by Peary, Robert E

Nansen the Explorer As Hero

Nansen the Explorer As Hero

by Huntford, Roland