Arctic Regions Books
There are 19 books in this catalogue.
Plowing the Arctic
Book Number: 64922
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1944 8vo. hardcover. 256pp. + b/w plates. very good, foxing to outer edge of text block. / good+ d/w.
Arctic Expeditions from British and Foreign Shores From the Earliest Times to the Expedition of 1875-76
Smith, D. Murray
Book Number: 63908
M'Gready Thomson, Glasgow, 1877. 4to. original leather, blind stamped & gilt decorations & titles. All edges gilt. Full page illus. with tissue guards. Folding map with is repaired on back with cello-tape. Fair-good condition. Covers rubbed on corners & edges of spine, front edge of spine split at top and botton(repaired), hinges reinforced with cloth. The pages of the book have a wave through them and the is some foxing which is quite heavy on the first and last few pages.
The Snow People
Book Number: 62548
Book Club 1973 8vo. hardcover. 229pp. b/w illus. Very good. / Good d/w.
The Arctic Forests.
Mason, Michael H.
Book Number: 22273
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1934 8vo. blue cloth hardcover. 299pp. + b/w plates, fold-out map. very good, minor remais of pastedown on fep, bookseller sticker inside front cover. / no d/w.
Book Number: 29994
Barrie & Jenkins, 1973 8vo hardcover 240pp, b/w illus. good / good d/w.
Arktikos - an Arctic Odyssey
Book Number: 42624
Auckland Reed, 1997 4to softcover 184pp colour & b/w illus. very good+.
Blizzard-Race To The Pole
Book Number: 51410
BBC Books August 28, 2007 8vo hardcover 288pp as new in same d/w. Index. Illustrated with photographs. In an ambitious experiment, Blizzard: Race to the Pole recreates "the worst journey in the world"-to discover the chilling truth behind the race to the South Pole. At the beginning of the last century, reaching the South Pole was the greatest terrestrial journey left to man. To get to the bottom of the earth, traversing the very worst of what the natural world had to offer, would be an unparalleled achievement. By the spring of 1912, the race was over: Scott was dead and Amundsen, the victor, was on his way home. Ever since, a debate has raged over whether Scott was an arrogant incompetent or whether he was the victim of bad luck. Blizzard attempts to answer the question by re-running the race. Two teams, among the world's greatest adventurers, will be equipped entirely in the style of the original expeditions. The difference will be that both teams will start at the same time and from points within ten kilometers of each other. Now, for the first time, it will be possible to see whether it was luck or judgment that led Amundsen to victory and Scott to his death.
Polar Attack: From Canada to the North Pole and Back
Weber, Richard & Malakhov, Mikhail
Book Number: 52499
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto 1996 8vo. hardcover. 222pp. colour illus. Very good, page edges slightly browned. / Very good d/w.
Among the Eskimos of Labrador
Hutton, S K
Book Number: 33319
London: Seeley, Service, 1912. 8vo. hardcover. 342pp. index, b/w plates. original boards, worn and repaired. Spine has been replaced with black cloth and piece from original spine with titles. hinges have been repaired. Foxing throughout.
One Chilly Siberian Morning
Book Number: 30930
London: The Travel Book Club, 1965. 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. b/w illus. endpaper maps. very good. / very good d/w.' ' '
Ice Master. The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
Book Number: 36646
Macmillan 2000 8vo hardcover 402pp, b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w. An epic story of a disastrous expedition, treacherous crew members and extraordinary bravery. Drawing on previously unpublished letters of journals of crew members, their descendants and, astonishingly, interviews with survivors.
Cold Burial - A True Story of Endurance and Disaster in the Barren Grounds
Book Number: 58409
Penguin 2001 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. Very good. In the clear, bright Spring of 1926 three Englishmen set off into the remote wilderness of Canada, the Barren Lands. One of them, Jack Hornby, was already a legendary figure. "Hornby of the North" prided himself on his ability to live off the land. He feared the incursion of "the white man" into these beloved open spaces where the caribou and musk oxen migrated in enormous numbers. Hornby had abandoned England, but on his last trip home he had met up with a young cousin, Edgar Christian. Edgar was 17, and eager to make something of his life. His heroic and charismatic cousin promised to take him to Canada. Edgar would make his fortune by learning Jack's skills at trapping. Harold Adlard made the third man of the party. He too hoped to make his name and his fortune in the wilderness. "Cold Burial" is the extraordinary and gripping tale of their journey and the idealism and the aspirations that lay behind it. Hornby's stamina was quite properly the stuff of legend but unknown to Edgar and Harold he had tested it to the edge in a previous journey into the Barren Lands with Captain James Critchell-Bullock. They had barely survived the winter and both carried lessons from that experience; lessons with quite fatal consequences. Based on Edgar Christian's heart-rending journal and letters and the writings of Critchell-Bullock, "Cold Burial" is a haunting and compelling story of obsession, folly and fortitude