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Ice Trap!: Shackleton's Incredible Expedition

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by Hooper, Meredith
In August 1914, during the height of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off from England with a team of explorers to walk across the Antarctic and study the icy depths of this new and forbidding continent. Sailing through some of the most perilous seas, the Endurance becomes trapped in the deadly pack ice of the Weddell sea. When the Endurance is eventually crushed between th...
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Shackleton's Journey Activity Book

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by William Grill
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctica Expedition, and this wonderful activity book is a fantastic and funpacked introduction to the great explorer’s adventures on the ice.
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Blue Ice

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by Alex Bernasconi
Blue Ice is the new book from photographer Alex Bernasconi whose unique approach to wildlife photography has been honoured with multiple prestigious awards.
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Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

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by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE
There are only few human beings who can adapt, survive and thrive in the coldest regions on earth. And below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent much of his life exploring and working in conditions of extreme cold. The loss of many of his fingers to frostbite is a testament to the horrors man is exposed to at such perilous temperatures. With the many adventures he has l...
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Lonely Planet Antarctica

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by Alexis Averbuck
Antarctica in the Countries and Regions series from Lonely Planet, market-leading comprehensive guides aimed at independent travellers and serving a large range of international destinations. Frank and informal in style, the guides explore an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife and are designed for practical use while travelling on the road. Written and researched...
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Alone In Antarctica

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by Felicity Aston
What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant and devastating. Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone. The first two were men and both Norwegian. At the age of 34, British woman Felicity Aston became the third. Unlike her predecessors,...
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Tom Crean - An Illustrated Life: Unsung Hero of the Scott & Shackleton Expeditions

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by Smith, Michael
This revised pictorial biography celebrates the life of Tom Crean, a great Irish hero of Antarctic exploration in an age of epics of endurance and survival against the odds. Tom ran away from his Kerry farm at 15 to play an outstanding role in three expeditions with the legendary Shackleton and Captain Scott. His incredible story was largely forgotten until the publication of the best-selling An Unsung Hero...
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Shackleton's Journey

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by Grill, William
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Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

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by Smith, Michael
Ernest Shackleton is one of history's great explorers, an extraordinary character who pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago and became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. A charismatic personality, his incredible adventures on four expeditions have captivated generations and inspired a dynamic, modern following in business leadership. None more so than the Endurance mission, where Sh...
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Shackleton's Epic: Recreating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival

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by Tim Jarvis
After his ship Endurance was crushed by Antarctic ice and now trapped on a small inhospitable island, cut off from all hope of help, with winter approaching, Sir Ernest Shackleton made the fateful decision to attempt a risky, almost foolhardy voyage across the wild Southern Ocean to South Georgia with five of his men.
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Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins

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by Francis, Gavin
This is shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje prize. Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the base-camp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winter. Antarctica offered a y...
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Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas

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by Lewis, Matt
In the depths of Antarctic winter, hundreds of miles from land or rescue, a small fishing boat is swallowed by waves as high as houses. The captain is fatally slow to act, and then paralyzed by fear. The officers flee for their lives. Only the actions of Matt Lewis, a 23-year-old British marine biologist and one of the most inexperienced men aboard, will save the lives of the South African crew. Lewis is th...
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Poles Apart

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by Jeanne and Jarvis Willis
Everybody knows that penguins belong at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole - but what would happen if, one day, a family of picnicking penguins accidentally got lost?
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South

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by Ernest Shackleton
As the First World War broke out in Europe in 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed to Antarctica, with the King and government’s blessing. Intent on making the first ever trans-Antarctic crossing, South! is Shackleton’s first-hand account of the epic expedition, which he described as ‘the last great journey on earth’.
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Shackleton's Boat: The Story of the James Caird

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by Dunnett, Harding McGregor
The James Caird is an unlikely hero, a 23-foot lifeboat that completed the most desperate and celebrated open boat voyage in history. On board were Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley, now some of the most recognised names in Antarctic and Polar literature/history.This is the story of that little boat from its commissioning by Worsley to its dramatic escape from Antarctica to its final resting pl...
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Call of the White

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by Felicity Aston
Could you ski to the South Pole? That was the challenge that British Adventurer, Felicity Aston put to women from around the Commonwealth as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the South Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but 'ordinary' women who wanted inspire others to follow their dreams or make a change for the better in their lives. She received mor...
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Ushuaia to Antarctica - Drake Passage (Polar Voyage Log Map)

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This map is intended as a souvenir log map for visitors to Antarctica, starting off from Ushuaia. Approximately centred on Drakes Passage, it covers Tierra del Fuego at the southern end of South America, the Falkland Islands, the South Sandwich Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula as far south as 70°. Latitude and longitude lines are drawn at 10° and 15° intervals respectively, subdivided wit...
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Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor

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by Smith Michael
One hundred years ago, in March 1909, Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition came home safely. When Scott heard the news, he immediately contacted Tom Crean with the intention of planning his own adventure. And thus the Terra Nova Expedition was born. The remarkable Tom Crean ran away to sea aged fifteen and spent more time in the unexplored Antarctic than Scott or Shackleton, and was one of the few to serve and o...
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Shackleton's Boat Journey

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by Worsley, Frank Arthur
On August 1, 1914, on the eve of World War I, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his hand-picked crew embarked in HMS Endurance from London's West India Dock, for an expedition to the Antarctic. It was to turn into one of the most breathtaking survival stories of all time. Even as they coasted down the channel, Shackleton wired back to London to offer his ship to the war effort. The reply came from the First Lord of...
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Terra Incognita - Travels in Antarctica

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by Sara Wheeler
Terra Incognita stems from when Sara Wheeler was invited by the American government to be the 1994 Writer in Residence at the US South Pole Station.
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