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1 AMUNDSEN, ROALD. Race To The South Pole.
White Star Publishers, Vercelli: 2007. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
For Roald Amundsen (1872-1928), his book - written in an era in which even telegraph communications were difficult - represented valuable documentation of how the expedition he planned and led reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911. Nevertheless, the scope of his account is actually much broader than that of a travel diary. It examines the history of Antarctic exploration over the centuries, interwoven with the tale of the Norwegian challenge. It details everything from the stages involved in preparing for departure to the race for the South Pole, which Amundsen reached just one month ahead of his rival, Robert Scott. 
Price: 19.19 USD
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2 BYRD, RICHARD EVELYN. Little America: Aerial Exploration In The Antarctic, The Flight To The South Pole.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1930. Third Impression, December 1930. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Details the celebrated explorer's voyage to the South Pole in Antarctica. Includes 84 illustrations, maps and an Index. 
Price: 4.99 USD
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3 BYRD, RICHARD EVELYN. Little America: Aerial Exploration In The Antarctic, The Flight To The South Pole.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1930. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Details the celebrated explorer's voyage to the South Pole in Antarctica. Includes 84 illustrations, maps and an Index. 
Price: 9.98 USD
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4 CHERRY-GARRARD, APSLEY. The Worst Journey In The World.
Carroll & Graf, New York: 1989. 0786704373 / 9780786704378 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 13.78 USD
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5 DOUMANI, GEORGE A. The Frigid Mistress: Life And Exploration In Antarctica.
Noble House, Baltimore: 1999. 1561674761 / 9781561674763 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Details the trials and tribulations, the laughter and sorrow experienced as part of the efforts during and after the International Geophysical Year (IGY) to unlock the secrets of this harsh and uncompromising environment unwilling to give up its secrets. While most books on polar exploration focus on the heroics and adventure, The Figid Mistress focuses on the human side of the story depicting the interaction among the scientists, civilians, and military personnel and the humoor and friction that develops whenever humans are tossed together in close quarters under trying circumstances and inhuman conditions. 
Price: 47.45 USD
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6 GORMAN, JAMES; LANTING, FRANS (PHOTOGRAPHS). The Total Penguin.
Prentice-Hall Press, New York: 1990. 0139250417 / 9780139250415 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Journey to Antarctica to realize the secret life of one of nature's spunkiest, most intriguing, and wackiest creatures! The Total Penguin fills the insidious black hole in penguin literature. At once serious and jocular, it combines first hand experience, natural history, and personal observation in one inspired, witty volume. Complemented by superb color photographs throughout, writer James Gorman takes us on a delicious romp through the favorite haunts of the penguin. More than 75 full-color photographs. 
Price: 11.78 USD
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7 HENRY, THOMAS R. The White Continent: The Story Of Antarctica.
William Sloan Associates, New York: 1950. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
At the bottom of the world lies the only uninhabitable continent. The White Continent tells that is known of Antarctica. It is, as Henry Seidel Canby says, "an account of what can fairly be called another world to human senses, exceeding, in my opinion, the strangeness and beauty of the tropics, or the Himalayas, or the unfamiliar elsewhere." 
Price: 23.70 USD
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8 HOFLEHNER, JOSEF & KATHARINA; HARROWFIELD, DAVID L. (FOREWORD). Frozen History: The Legacy Of Scott And Shackleton.
Josef Hoflehner, Wels: 2003. 3950151028 / 9783950151022 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Not many know about these places in Antarctica and only a few will ever get the oportunity to visit the abandoned huts of Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on Ross Island. About one century after their construction, Josef and Katharina Hoflehner present this premiere detailed portrayal of these historic sites. Many of these fine photographs are accompanied by excerpts from diaries gathered from Antarctic historic site authority and author David L. Harrowfield. In his Foreword he wrote: "...for the first time a book now captures the true feeling and uniqueness of the huts and their contents." 
Price: 124.69 USD
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9 MOSS, SANFORD (TEXT); DELEIRIS LUCIA (ILLUSTRATIONS). Natural History Of The Antarctic Peninsula.
Columbia University Press, New York: 1988. 0231062680 / 9780231062688 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Brings to light the unique appeal of a harsh, cold, but fascinating territory. The book's solid scientific grounding makes it a useful guide for scientists and students; the clarity of its prose and the beauty of its many drawings will endear it to persons interested in the antarctic and to all nature enthusiasts. Includes an Index. 
Price: 29.88 USD
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10 PACCALET, YVES; DE WILDE, PATRICK (PHOTOGRAPHY). Antarctica.
Flammarion, Paris: 2005. 2080305107 / 9782080305107 English Language Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The fierce winds and waters of the Antarctic continent are unparalleled anywhere on the planet. But despite its hostile climate, the polar landscape is dotted with a stunning range of wildlife - from sea lions and snow petrels to albatrosses and penguins. Photographer Patrick de Wilde and author Yves Paccalet share a long-standing fascination with the Antarctic region. De Wilde's first Antarctic expedition over forty years ago brought him face-to-face with the austere beauty and remarkable wildlife of this vast white continent. Pacelet fell under the spell of legendary explorer Paul-Emile Victor's tales of the South Pole, and later discovered its dramatic landscapes while aboard Jacques Cousteau's Calypso. These two respected authorities on Antarctica combine their expertise to confront the essential questions regarding the region's future and to unveil the unexpected realities behind its glacial panoramas. 
Price: 43.04 USD
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11 ROBERTS, LESLIE CAROL. The Entire Earth And Sky: View On Antarctica.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
More than a distant continent, Antarctica is a land of the imagination, shaping and shaped for centuries by explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The Entire Earth and Sky conjures all these ideas and interweaves them with the experience and history of Antarctica, balancing the reality of the frigid outpost populated by a ragtag alliance of international researchers against the crystalline dreamscape of a continent at the bottom of the world. When Leslie Carol Roberts went to Antarctica for the first time with Greenpeace, she was hoping to save the world. In the twenty years since then she has shifted to the no less difficult task of saving Antarctica itself, compiling memoirs and stories, learning the biology and geography of the icy land, and documenting her own journey. This book pieces together the tragic and heroic tales of nineteenth-century exploration, interviews with scientists, and the author's personal observations. The result is a remarkable collage that evokes the beauty and the complexity, the perils and the rewards of a lifelong engagement with the earth's last wilderness. A kaleidoscope of legends, stories, field notes, images, reports, history, letters, and research, the book renders an impression, at once vast and microscopic, of the effect of human beings on the land and ice we call Antarctica, and its effect on us. Leslie Carol Roberts, a Fulbright Fellow at Gateway Antarctica New Zealand, teaches in the MFA programs in writing and graduate design at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. She has written hundreds of articles and essays for magazines, newspapers, and literary journals, including the Bellevue Literary Review, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Sydney Morning Herald. "Roberts shows a poet's attention to detail in her descriptions of the men who worked the southern seas but have been eclipsed by their famous leaders. Roberts tells many forgotten stories of Antarctica in an engaging style that will appeal to anyone with an interest in cold places, travel adventures, and overlooked history."—Colleen Mondor, Booklist "Antarctica, isolated by a restive sea, filigreed by ice, graced by light and embalmed in darkness, home to the brave and the defiant, has a beauty as ephemeral as an iceberg yet as obdurate as a volcano. The place defies facile description, and puny language scribed by anyone less than a poet simply cannot do it justice. The Entire Earth and Sky is one of a handful of exceptions, as resplendent as sunlight refracted through an icicle and as discomfiting as a plain of sastrugi. Leslie Roberts packed her duffel, her down parka, her bunny boots, her quill, her notebook and headed south. But she also packed her heart, her soul, and her gift. The result is pure art: honest, true to place, original, and lovely."—David G. Campbell, author of The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica "'I am Antarctica and Antarctica is me,' Leslie Carol Roberts wants to cry out, knowing that the famous and forbidding land of penguins, ferocious leopard seals, explorers lucky and not, scientists who shag their way through the months-long winter night (also cooks and drivers and pilots and Scott Base string bikinis) is in peril. The Entire Earth and Sky introduces us to the place in a new and thorough and wholly original way. Roberts, possessed of a certain sweet curiosity and impressive smarts, is a poet of the ice, and a cataloger, too. In the end she makes one thing clear: we are all Antarctica, and Antarctica is us."—Bill Roorbach, author of Temple Stream, Big Bend, and Into Woods 
Price: 18.00 USD
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12 STONE, GREGORY S. Ice Island: Expedition To Antarctica's Largest Iceberg.
Bunker Hill Publishing, Boston: 2003. 1593730179 / 9781593730178 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Through amazing photographs, this book takes readers on their journey to make contact with the world's largest iceberg. With numb limbs and chilled bones, a team of scientists, explorers, sailors and a heliccopter pilot go where no one has gone before, diving deep under the ice, to discover what giant melting icebergs mean in the context of twenty-first century global warming. Part adventure story, part scientific quest, Ice Island takes you to one of the most alien places on earth, one that is as breathtakingly beautiful as it is treacherous. 
Price: 27.98 USD
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