ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC BOOKS

Natural history and human involvement in the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Geology, weather, wildlife and scientific exploration.
From the Poles to the sub-antarctic and sub-arctic islands

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BILLING Graham 
South; Man and Nature in Antarctica
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A record of the New Zealand Antarctic Research Program, in images and text.
Scott Base, McMurdo Sound, Ross Ice Shelf

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with minor edge chipping or short tears.
$20 C/D
Reed 1964 first edition, 90pp + 207 photos, map end papers.
[ANTARC 5 ]



BOWMAN Gerald 
From Scott to Fuchs
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Five chapters on the greats of Antarctic exploration; Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton, Byrd, Fuchs and Hillary.
antarctica, south pole, expeditions

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Name to fep, price clipped jacket, faint foxing to prelims and closed edges.
$30 C/B
Evans 1958 first edition, 191pp + plates.
[ANTARC 17 ]



BREWSTER Barney 
Antarctica; Wilderness at Risk
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A study of the ecological risk to Antarctica and the conservation of its natural resources.
ISBN0725103906
antarctica, ecology, conservation, south pole, wildlife

VG softback
$15 B/C
Sun Books 1982 first edition, 125pp + plates in colour.
[ANTARC 3 ]



BROWN Nan 
Antarctic Housewife
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An account of two and a half years spent on the sub-arctic island of South Georgia in the Falklands.
ISBN0091085101
Grytviken, King Edward Cove, arctic circle, north pole, polar

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Name to fep.
$30 C/C
Hutchinson 1971 first edition, 190pp + plates & colour frontis.
[ANTARC 7 ]



CHAPMAN F Spencer 
Watkins' Last Expedition
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In July 1932 Gino Watkins, only 25 but already famous as an explorer, went to East Greenland with Rymill, Riley and Spencer Chapman to study meteorological conditions and to survey a tract of mountainous country.
The expedition opened with sudden tragedy: Watkins was drowned while out seal-hunting alone in his kayak.
His three companions decided to carry on with a modified programme of work, and for the next year, while two sledged or hunted, surveyed the coast or explored the interior, the third stayed alone at the base to keep up weather observations.
A vivid account of life among the Eskimo, of birds and plants, of solitude in the snow, and the habits of sledging dogs.
Perilous boat journeys, the thrills of navigating and rolling a kayak, methods of hunting seal and bear, these are but a few of the events in this absorbing story.
arctic, arctic circle, greenland

VG hardback with G dust jacket with chipped top edge.
$15 C/B
Vanguard Library/ Chatto 1953, 244pp.
[#181 ]



COLEMAN-COOKE John 
Discovery II in the Antarctic
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The Story of British Research in the Southern Seas.
antarctic circle, exploration, subantarctic

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light surface insect damage to cloth, name to fep.
$45 C/C
Odhams 1963 first edition, 255pp+ plates.
[ANTARC 20 ]



EVANS Edward 
South with Scott
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Scott's final fateful attempt to reach the South Pole.
Robert Falcon Scott, south pole, antarctic, antarctica

G only hardback, upper joint split at ends, boards rubbed to edges, backstrip fragile, paper scar to fep, rubber name stamps, soiled closed edges.
$10 C/B
Collins 1926 hardcover, xiv 284pp + maps and adverts.
[#182 ]



GEORGIA 
An Arctic Diary
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Reminiscences of the years activities in Repulse Bay and Igloolik in Canada's Arctic circle, amongst the Inuit eskimo.
ISBN0888302258

VG- hardback in VG dust jacket. Library stamps to title and verso only, one leaf starting to detach, minor tape mark to lower board. Dust jacket under plastic sleeve with sunned spine and shelf mark.
$10 C/B
Hurtig 1982 first edition hardcover, 192pp, photos in text, map endpapers.
[ANTARC 8 ]



GRIGGS Kim 
On Blue Ice: A Not Very Brave Journey to Antarctica
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In 2001, Kim Griggs was selected to go to Antarctica as a journalist for Antarctica New Zealand's media programme. This is funny, elegant and observant writing about one New Zealand woman's adventure in Antarctica. She interleaves a lively and entertaining account of her own journey and the people she met there with the many other connections between Antarctica and New Zealand.
Includes two eight-page colour sections of fascinating and candid shots of Antarctica and some of the New Zealanders who work there.
ISBN9781869415761
Scott Base, McMurdo, Erebus,

VG softback
$15 C/B
Random House 2003,156pp.
[#3532 ]





HAYTER Adrian 
The Year of the Quiet Sun
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One year at Scott Base, Antarctica: a personal impresson.
new zealand, south pole

VG hardback in VG price clipped dust jacket with slight fade to spine.
$20 C/C
Hodder 1968 first edition, 191pp + plates, map endpapers.
[ANTARC 12 ]



HILLARY Edmund 
No Latitude for Error
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Edmund Hillary's own account of his Transantarctic Expedition.
antarctic, south pole, crossing the pole

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket, lightly creased front board, inscription to fep, dust jacket price clipped with chipping loss at head of spine and corner tips.
$20 C/C
Hodder 1961 second impression of first edition, 255pp + plates.
[ANTARC 13 ]



HUNTFORD Roland 
The Last Place on Earth
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Scott and Amundsen's race to the South Pole, 1911-1912.
ISBN0330288164
antarctica, robert falcon scott, roald amundsen

G+ trade paperback with top inch of first page removed.
$9 C/C
Pan 1985, 565pp + plates.
[#2042 ]



KNIGHT Stephen 
Icebound; the Greenpeace expedition to Antarctica
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 for sale in New Zealand

The MV Greenpeace expedition to monitor the ecological balance in Antarctica, totally unsupported by any of the Governmental outposts on the continent
ISBN1869410203

VG+ softback
$20 B/C
Century Hutchinson 1988 first edition, 126pp + colour plates.
[ANTARC 4 ]



LEWIS David  Voyage to the Ice; the Antarctic Expedition of 'Solo'
VG+ VG- lightly watermarked to top edges of DW $20 C/C Collins 1979 first edition hardcover, 144pp + colour plates. The yacht Solo's expedition for the Oceanic Research Foundation to the Antarctic Balleny Islands and Cape Adare. A clean copy excepting the DW. ISBN 0002166720 [ANTARC 10]
MACKERSEY Ian
Rescue Below Zero

VG- G sunned spine DW large chip top left front panel with a tear across the front, rear panel with tears and some small loss.

$20 C/C [ANTARC 15]

Robert Hale & Co. 1954 first edition hardcover,155pp + plates. "An arctic expedition, disaster, heroic rescue, and escape from the frigid,desolate desert that is Greenland's great ice cap."


MAHON Peter 
Verdict on Erebus

An investigation into the crash of Flight 901, an Air New Zealand DC 10 tourist plane, into Mount Erebus in Antarctica, and the official reports that followed.
ISBN0002172135
Mt Erebus, Air New Zealand, DC10, McMurdo

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Collins 1984 first edition, 296pp + plates, map endpapers.[#3570 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with small split at head of upper jacket joint, date at head of title page
$20 C/C
Collins 1984 first reprint, 296pp + plates, map endpapers.[ANTARC 1 ]

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Collins 1984 first reprint, 296pp + plates, map endpapers.[#2902 antarctic, erebus, aviation ]





MAHON Peter   Verdict on Erebus
An investigation into the crash of Flight 901, an Air New Zealand DC 10 tourist plane, into Mount Erebus in Antarctica, and the official reports that followed.
ISBN0006369766
Mt Erebus, Air New Zealand, DC10, McMurdo

VG softback with sewn binding
$10 A/B
Collins Fontana 1985 first softcover, 296pp + plates. [#2652 ]

VG softback with sewn binding. Minor edge rubbing, inscription to first page
$10 A/B
Collins Fontana 1985 first softcover, 296pp + plates. [ANTARC 2]





MATTHEWS L. Harrison   Penguins, Whalers and Sealers A Voyage of Discovery
VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some short edge tears, minor foxing to closed edges $9 B/B Universe Books 1978 first edition, 165pp. Author was a member of the "Discovery" Expedition of 1924, here he recalls his encounters with Penguins and other Antarctic animals. ISBN0876633068 [#2187 antarctic]
MIGOT Andre
The Lonely South; Kerguelen and the Antarctic

VG VG fep clipped, light foxing to prelims, DW lightly soiled lower panel and short edge tears to joints

$15 C/C [ANTARC 14]

Travel Book Club undated hardcover first thus, 206pp + many plates. Translated from the French by Richard Graves.


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Antarctic Journal of the United States October 1977 Vol. XII No. 4

VG- lightly soiled wraps.

$20 B/C [ANTARC 19]

National Science Foundation 1977 softcover 4to, 216pp.


PATTERSON Diana 
The Ice Beneath My Feet : My Year In Antarctica
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True account of a year in Antarctica, from the first woman to lead Australia's Antarctic research station, Mawson.
Bright and passionate, Diana Patterson was searching for her path in life when she was bitten by the Antarctic bug in her late twenties. She nursed her secret ambition and with dogged determination set her sights on becoming station leader at the Australian base Mawson.
After being refused four times, at the age of 38 she became the first woman in charge of this small, mostly male community of glaciologists, physicists, biologists and tradies, in each other's pockets 24/7, thousands of miles from the comforts of home.
ISBN9780733324239
antarctic, australia, south pole, antarctica, science

VG softback
$30 C/C
ABC Books 2010, 358pp + plates.
[#3544 ]




PONTING Herbert G
The Great White South, or, With Scott in the Antarctic, being an account of experiences with Captain Scott's South Pole Expedition and of the nature life of the Antarctic

G+ spine edgesand corners rubbed and frayed, front hinge reinforced with pasted paper, lacks prelims starts with frontis, minor foxing, rear hinge cracked, some plates have small rubber stamp to blank margins or are detached.

$30 C/C [ANTARC 9]

Duckworth September 1935 reprint, cloth with printed cover, xxvi 305 (=!) pp+ plates. Slipped in is the front DW flap. One of the fullest accounts of Scott's expedition in a good reading or reference copy.


PONTING Herbert G
The Great White South, Or With Scott in the Antarctic

VG- cloth rubbed and lightly soiled, small fray head of spine, foxed prelims.

$35 C/C [ANTARC 18]

Duckworth September 1949 reprint, cloth with device to upper board, xviii 300pp+ CXXXII plates. One of the fullest accounts of Scott's expedition in a good tidy copy.


PRYDE Duncan
Nunaga, ten years of Eskimo life

G+ G+ hinges loose, DW has splits at joint and corner ends, some tape oxide to endpapers, some foxing

$15 C/C [ANTARC 11]

MacGibbon & Kee 1972 first edition hardcover, 285pp + colour plates. A Glaswegians ten years as a fur hunter in Canada's north amongst the Eskimos. ISBN 0261100122


READER'S DIGEST  ANTARCTICA Great Stories from the Frozen Continent
FINE $15 D/ ask for quote for overseas shipping. Reader's Digest 1985 FIRST EDITION large heavy pictorial hard cover, 320pp well illustrated throughout in photographic colour. ISBN 0949819646 [#1885 antarctica]

SCOTT Robert Falcon edited by Markham, with intro. by James Barrie 
Scott's Last Expedition
The personal journals of Captain RF Scott, RN CVO, on his journey to the South Pole.

Being the cheap 1 volume edition comprising just Scott's Journals. With a biographical introduction by JM Barrie, some appendices, photographs etc.

G+ hardback with rubbed joints, split at head of upper joint, sunned and faded spine, hinges starting to open, foxing to the cheap paper, name to half title. No dust jacket. A good reading copy.
$10 C/C
John Murray, June 1927, xxvi 521pp+ photos.[#2847 antarctic, exploration, polar ]





SEAVER George, introduction by Apsley Cherry-Garrard   Edward Wilson of the Antarctic, Naturalist and Friend
The life and death of Captain Scott's naturalist, a talented artist, who captured the beauty and serenity of the Antarctic with his pen and brush.

VG hardback in VG+ unclipped dust jacket. Tape rust to endpapers and half title. $25 C/C John Murray 1959 reprint. 310 pages + plates and folding map.[#2433 antarctic, biography ]

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Endpaper removed. Spine browned. Mild foxing. $20 C/C John Murray 1939 reprint. 301 pages + plates and folding map.[#2991 antarctic, biography ]





SMOLKA H P
Forty Thousand against the Arctic, Russia's Polar Empire

VG minor foxing to edges, minor soiling to cloth, name to verso of fep and half title,

$15 C/C [ANTARC 6]

Hutchinson 1937 cloth, 288pp + plates + folding maps + adverts at rear, decorative endpapers. Surveys the life and work of Russians within the Arctic areas of the (former) Soviet Union, including a chapter on the Gulags.


THOMSON Robert
The Coldest Place on Earth

VG+ VG+ light rubbing unclipped DW spine ends, small name to fep

$45 C/B [ANTARC 16]

Reed 1969 first edition hardcover, 192pp + plates. A travel to Vostok, the Russian base at the Southern Geomagnetic Pole, from the Australian base at Wilkes.


VETTE Gordon & John MacDonald 
Impact Erebus
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Investigation into the Flight 901 air disaster in Antarctica, with reference to the Royal Commission.
ISBN0340320249
Mt Erebus, Air New Zealand, DC10, McMurdo

FINE softback, sewn into pictorial wrappers.
$25 C/C
Hodder 1983 first softback printing, 347 pages.
[#2292, 2485 ]

FINE softback, sewn into pictorial wrappers.
$25 C/C
Hodder 1990 reprint, 347 pages.
[#2292B ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Hodder 1983 reprint, 347 pages.
[#3569]





YOUNG Pamela 
Penguin Summer
-or a rare bird in Antarctica
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Observations in Antarctica by the wife of an Antarctic zoologist.
Pam paid particular attention to the Adelie penguins and their main predator, the skua.
She also observed her fellow rsearchers and the tough life they led on the ice.
ISBN058900686
natural history, ornithology

VG hardback in VG dut jacket
$15 C/B
Reed 1971 first edition, 166pp.
[#3762 ]




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