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Two Years Below the Horn

Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946

by Andrew Taylor, edited by Daniel Heidt & Whitney Lackenbauer, read by Speechki
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
tagged: expeditions & discoveries, polar regions, world war ii

 

In Two Years Below the Horn, engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his experiences and accomplishments during Operation Tabarin, a landmark British expedition to Antarctica to establish sovereignty and conduct science during the Second World War. When mental strain led the operation’s first commander to resign, Taylor—a military engineer wit …

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Antarctic Pioneer

The Trailblazing Life of Jackie Ronne

by Joanna Kafarowski
edition: eBook
tagged: adventurers & explorers, women, polar regions, expeditions & discoveries

Jackie Ronne reclaims her rightful place in polar history as the first American woman in Antarctica.

Jackie was an ordinary American woman whose life changed after a blind date with rugged Antarctic explorer Finn Ronne. After marrying, they began planning the 1946–1948 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition. Her participation was not welcomed by the …

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The Whisper on the Night Wind

The True History of a Wilderness Legend

by Adam Shoalts
edition: Paperback
tagged: adventurers & explorers, expeditions & discoveries, environmentalists & naturalists

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Spellbinding adventure from Canada's most beloved modern-day explorer.

In the early 1900s, the isolated little settlement of Traverspine was the scene of an extraordinary haunting by large creatures none could identify. Strange tracks were found in the woods. Unearthly cries were heard in the night. Sled dogs went missing. Childre …

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In Those Days: Inuit and Explorers

Inuit and Explorers

by Kenn Harper
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: polar regions, native american, expeditions & discoveries, americas

In the fifth volume of the In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History series, Kenn Harper shares tales of European explorers who came to the Arctic seeking adventure, riches, and the elusive Northwest Passage, and Inuit they encountered there. Inuit were invaluable in adding to Western knowledge of the Arctic, serving as guides, clothing-m …

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Polar Opposites

Shackleton, Stefansson and the End of the Heroic Age

by John Geiger
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), polar regions, expeditions & discoveries

Polar Opposites is the extraordinary story about the fierce competition between two of the world’s most famous explorers – Sir Ernest Shackleton and Vilhjalmur Stefansson – at the very end of the Heroic Age of polar exploration.

In 1921, the two explorers competed for Canadian government support to mount an Arctic expedition with the goal of d …

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Merchant Kings

When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900

by Stephen R. Bown
edition: Paperback
tagged: expeditions & discoveries

Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world.

It was an era when monopoly trading companies were the unofficial agents of European expansion, controlling vast numbers of people and huge tracts of land, and taking on governmental and military functions. They managed their territories a …

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Magdalena

River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia

by Wade Davis
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: expeditions & discoveries, rivers, caribbean & latin american

From the award-winning, bestselling author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence for more than a decade, a book that brings vividly to life the story of the great Río Magdalena--illuminating Colombia's complex past, present, and future

Travelers often become enchanted with the first country that captures their hearts and gives them license …

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Blood and Salt

A Collection of Nova Scotia Life Stories

by Robert MacKinnon
edition: eBook
also available: Book
tagged: expeditions & discoveries

This eclectic collection of stories shares with readers many other aspects of Robert’s professional and personal experience. He tells a chilling story of being the first RCMP officer at the crash site of Air Canada Flight 621 in 1970, arriving to find the DC-8 and all of its 109 passengers and crew disintegrated beyond recognition. Another tale r …

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