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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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Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea - Graham Land and South Shetland Islands BAS

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Double-sided map from the British Antarctic Survey presenting on one side a topographic map of the whole of the Antarctic Peninsula with the Weddell Sea at 1:3,000,000, plus on the reverse more detailed coverage at 1:1,000,000 of the peninsula’s northern half with the South Shetland Islands.
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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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Antarctic Peninsula

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Clearly drawn map of the region with enlarged maps of some of the islands off the northern coast. The main map at 1:1,500,000 distinguishes the ice shelf and land mass, and indicates glacial zones. Many bays, islands, capes etc. are named, and latitude and longitude lines are drawn at 2° and 6° intervals respectively. Drawings of a range sea mammals and birds of the region are shown in the margins, and guid...
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Antarctic Explorer

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by Sitwell, Nigel
Antarctic Explorer map is a folded map of the continent at a scale of 1:12,250,000 with an enlargement of Ross Island and McMurdo Sound at 1:1,750,000, and with enlargements on the reverse of Graham Land at 1:900,000, South Georgia at 1:800,000, and the South Shetlands and Tierra del Fuego at 1:2,750,000.
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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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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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Shackleton's Journey

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by Grill, William
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Antarctica Wildlife Bradt Guide

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by Tony Soper
Updated throughout, the 6th edition of Bradt's Antarctica: a Guide to Wildlife is the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those "going south". Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, the title features chapters on the region's famous whales and penguins, and also on lesser known species such as skuas and sheathbills, with full coverage of pluma...
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The Worst Journey in the World

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by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Worst Journey in the World has been an aknowledged masterpiece of travel writing and one of the most celebrated and compelling of all books on Antarctic exploration, ever since it’s initial publication in 1922.
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Journals - Captain Scott's Last Expedition

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by R.F. Scott
'For God's sake look after our people' Captain Scott's harrowing account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12 was first published in 1913. In his journals Scott records his party's optimistic departure from New Zealand, the hazardous voyage of theTerra Nova to Antarctica, and the trek with ponies and dogs across the ice to the Pole. On the way the explorers conduct scientific experiments, colle...
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Skating to Antarctica

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by Jenny Diski
This strange and brilliant book recounts Jenny Diski's journey to Antarctica last year, intercut with another journey into her own heart and soul...a book of dazzling variety, which weaves disquisitions on indolence, truth, inconsistency, ambiguousness, the elephant seal, Shackleton, boredom and over and over again memory, into a sparse narrative, caustic observation and vivid description of the natural wor...
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Endurance

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by Alfred Lansing
'One of the most remarkable tales of human courage and determination. The story is gripping and the book is a classic of its kind' Sir Ranulph Fiennes Endurance is the story of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. The object of the expedition w...
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In Shackleton's Footsteps

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by Henry Worsley
On the 29th of October 1908, a party of four men, led by Ernest Shackleton, set out to be the first to reach the South Pole. Three months later, their mission was in ruins and they faced certain death if they carried on. Just 97 miles from the South Pole, Shackleton turned back. One hundred years on, in October 2008, a team that included descendants of that original party, led by Henry Worsley, set out from...
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South Shetland Islands BAS

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by Biszczuk, Magdalena
The South Shetland Islands at 1:200,000 on a map from the British Atlantic Survey dividing the whole group between three panels, with topography of the islands vividly presented by satellite imagery overprinted with contours, plus marking for scientific stations, historic sites, etc.
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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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Antarctic Continent Exploration Map

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Antarctica at 1:6,800,000 on an attractive and informative map from the Buenos Aires bases publishers Zagier & Urruty printed on waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper and showing topography, exploration routes, research stations, etc.
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Frozen Planet

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by Alastair Fothergill
"Frozen Planet" is the inspiring successor to the ground-breaking "Planet Earth" and "Blue Planet" BBC television series, and has been created by the same award-winning team.
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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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