07 Apr 2020

Category: Polar Regions

Astronomy & Space Science

35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010): A Pictorial Guide To The Collection (Special Publications) 

The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution. Since 1976, meteorites have been collected by a NSF-funded field team, shipped for curation, characterization, distribution, and…

Earth Sciences

Sightlines 

Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book In Sightlines, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field—from her native Scottish “byways and hills” to the frigid Arctic in fourteen enthralling essays. She…

Arctic & Antarctica

Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, 2d ed. Ed 2 

This second edition of the 1990 Library Journal “Best Reference” book, four years in the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the first edition’s entries to 30,000, covering geographical features, historical events, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, scientific…

Arctic & Antarctica

The Expedition 

In 1897 three men disappeared in the North Pole—only now have their final hours been revealed with this award-winning forensic investigation of a 120-year-old mystery On July 11th, 1897, three men set out in a hydrogen balloon bound for the North Pole. Led by engineer…

Outdoor Recreation

Frozen Frontier 

The Northwest Passage proved so elusive for so long that many sailors and explorers believed it didn’t exist. A sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic archipelago, it wasn’t until Roald Amundsen’s 1903–06 voyage that the Northwest Passage’s existence was finally…