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True North: Peary, Cook and the Race to the Pole
4.0 out of 5 stars with 289 reviews
In 1909, two men laid rival claims to this crown jewel of exploration. A century later, the battle rages still. This book is about one of the most enduring and vitriolic feuds in the history of exploration. "What a consummate cur he is," said Robert
The White Darkness
4.5 out of 5 stars with 267 reviews
By the number one New York Times best-selling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs
Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the 19th-century polar explorer who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole and
Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.9 out of 5 stars with 188 reviews
In 1893 Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel north with the sea's drift. Experts said that such a ship couldn't be built and that the mission was tantamount to suicide.
Farthest North, first published in 1897 to great popular appeal, is the stirring first-person account of the Fram and her historic voyage. Nansen tells of his expedition's struggle
Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.7 out of 5 stars with 220 reviews
Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845 - whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice - with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014.
Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror
The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
4.9 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
The enthralling and often harrowing history of the adventurers who searched for the Northwest Passage, the holy grail of 19th-century British exploration.
After the triumphant end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the British took it upon themselves to complete something they had been trying to do since the 16th century: find the fabled Northwest Passage, a shortcut to the Orient via a sea route over northern Canada. For the next 35 years, the British Admiralty sent out expedition after
Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals of Robert Scott (CSA Word Recording)
ean: 9781906147891, isbn: 1906147892,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
A fascinating, intimate look at a legendary expedition Robert Scott's final journey to the South Pole has been called one of history's greatest tales of adventure, and in his journals this extraordinary mission is recorded in vivid detail; readers are carried with Scott and his companions until the final entry on March 29th, 1912. Scott's writing is a harrowing narration of an expedition filled with drama and cruel disappointment. In his conversational entries there is fascinating insight
Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration (Library Edition)
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ean: 9781470836474, isbn: 1470836475,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
[Library Edition Audiobook CD in vinyl case.] [Read by Matthew Brenher]His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a crevasse, and Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp. On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave
Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition, Library Edition
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ean: 9781470809355, isbn: 1470809354,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845―whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice―with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014.Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror setting
Alone on the Ice
ean: 9781470836528, isbn: 1470836521,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
On January 17, 1913, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was alone and near starvationand one hundred miles from base camp. On February 8, he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal. This thrilling account of his journey establishes Mawson as one of historys greatest polar explorers.
ean: 9781850897217, isbn: 1850897212,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 220 reviews
Antarctica is probably the world's last great unexplored wilderness. Its snow covered caverns and inhospitable terrain have long been a magnet for explorers and adventurers.
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Harrowing Arctic Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette
ean: 9781467684279, isbn: 1467684279,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 210 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top
Last Place On Earth: Scott and Amundsen: Their Race to the South Pole (A CSA Word Recording)
ean: 9781934997338, isbn: 1934997331,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 281 reviews
This acclaimed dual biography charts both British Robert Scott's and Norwegian Roald Amundsen's race to the South Pole during 1911-12. Bizarrely, Scott died in his quest and became a tragic hero, whereas Amundsen, the victor, was largely forgotten. Reassessing the two explorers and their methods of exploration, the book examines the driving ambitions of the era, recounts the race in detail, and explores the flaws of and differences between the two men. Tim Pigott-Smith evokes all the power and
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