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(Exploration) Williams, Glyn.
Voyages of Delusion: The Search for the Northwest Passage in the Age of Reason.
A Very Good copy with an indent to the top edge of the text block with corresponding shallow tears to the top edge of several pages in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The author tells the story of the various attempts in the eighteenth century to find the navigatable sea route between the Atalantic and the Pacific--the fabled Northwest Passage. Williams writes of James Knight, Captain Cook, The Hudson Bay Company, Arthur Dobbs and mapmaker Philippe Buache.

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Corfield, Richard.
The Silent Landscape: The Scientific Voyage of HMS Challenger.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. The author recounts the historic voyage of the Challenger tthat in 1872 set sail from Portsmouth, England to map and sample the ocean floor. The ship and its crew sailed 69,000 miles braving the stifling heat of tropics and the numbing cold of the Antarctic to map the undersea terrain and dredge soil samples. The author relied on official documentation and the logs and journals of the ship's officers and crew to recreate this scientific first.

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Hattersley-Smith, G.
The Norwegian With Scott: The Antarctic Diary of Tryggve Gran, 1910-13.
First Printing. A Fine copy in a Near Fine dj with a lightly sunned spine. This copy is signed and dated by the translator, Ellen Johanne McGhie. Tryggve Gran was a 21 year old ski expert when he joined Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition. It was during the years 1920 to 1913 that Gran kept this diary recounting the adventures, accomplishments and ultimately Scott's tragic end. First published in 1915 in Norwegian, this marks the first English language publication of this remarkable account of one of the great expeditions in the 20th Century.

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Salmond, Anne.
The Trial of the Cannibal Dog. The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Encounters in the South Seas.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This well-researched history retells the story of Captain Cook’s great voyages in the South Seas, focusing on the encounters between the explorers and the island peoples they “discovered.” While Cook and his men were initially confounded by the Polynesians, they were also curious. Cook and his crew soon formed friendships?and often more intimate relationships?with the islanders. The islanders, who initially were not certain if the Englishmen were even human, came to experiment with Western customs and in some cases joined the voyagers on their expeditions. Shipboard discipline was threatened by these new relationships, and the culture of the islands was also changed forever. Captain Cook, initially determined to act as an enlightened leader, saw his resolve falter during the third voyage. Amicable relations turned hostile, culminating in Cook’s violent death on the shores of Hawaii.

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[Antarctic Ecology] Edited by Imre Friedmann.
Antarctic Microbiology.
A Near Fine copy in glossy illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. The editor of this volume has brought together sixteen scientific papers addressing a variety of topics concerning microbial habitats that play a significant role in the ecosystem of the Antarctic continent and a relatively unkown work by Russian researchers on microorganisms buried deep in A\ntarctic ice.

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[Antarctic Ecology] Edited by D.W.H. Walton.
Antarctic Science.
A near Fine copy with a previous owner name in a Near Fine dust jacket. The authors examine three major areas of scientific research in Antarctica: biology, the Earth sciences and atmospheric science paying special attention to the principal achievements up to the late 1980s. The text is complimented with numerous illustrations including archival photographs of the early days of exploration.

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[Antarctic Exploration] Wilson, Edward.
Diary of the 'Discovery' Expedition to the Antarctic 1901-1904.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Edward Wilson was the physican and zoologist aboard the "Discovery' on both of Scott's expedition to Antarctica and this is his account of the first expedition to the South Pole. Wilson's personal account, originally intended just for his family, is published here for the first time and is at its heart a chronicle of his personal observations of his first voyage with Scott along with forty-seven of his delicate and meticulous watercolors and pencil drawings.

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[Antarctic Exploration] Fogg, G(ordon) E(lliott).
The Explorations of Antarctica: The Last Unspoiled Continent. Foreword by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Introducti
A Very Good copy with a previous owner name in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the spine. This copy is inscribed by the author. Gordon Fogg has compiled a detailed history of Antarctic exploration with special attention to the continent's geography, geology and scientific and ecological importance. His text is complemented by David Smiths evocotive paintings along with seven maps and forty-eight historic photographs.

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[Antarctic Exploration] Mawson, Paquita.
Mawson of the Antarctic with a Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.
A Very Good plus copy with previous owner names in a Very Good plus price clipped dust jacket. This is the life story of Antarctic explorer and scientist Douglas Mawson as told by his wife. Mawson served his apprenticeship to the Antarctic 1907-1909. He was knighted upon his return from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition in 1914. His primary interest in each of his explorations was to learned all he could of the Antarctic environment including his final voyages aboard the Bonzare in 1929-31. Illustrated with photographs.

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[Antarctic Exploration] Pound, Reginald.
Scott of the Antarctic.
A Very Good copy with tape shadows on the cloth boards and a previous owner name in a Very Good plus dust jacket. This biography of the man who inaugurated the heroic age of Antarctic exploration is based in new material from Scott's journals and from the letters and journals of the Scott family. Illustrated with photographs.

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[Antarctic Natural History] Moss, Sanford.
Natural History of the Antarctic Peninsula. Illustrations by Lucia deLeiris.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on several preliminary pages in a Near Fine dust jacket. The author provides a highly readable view of the various geologic and biologic extremes that make Antarctica a harsh and compelling continent. Sanford Moss addresses the extreme climate, the ice sheet, the Antarctic convergence of currents and winds, the green plant life,herbivores,fishes, bird-life, and the mammals.

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[Antarctica] Miller, Richard Gordon.
A History and Atlas of the Fishes of the Antarctic Ocean.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name in three places in a Fine bright dust jacket. This book is a major contribution to the study of the various strange fishes of the South Polar Region. The author is a noted conservationist and ichthyologist concerned with the protection of marine resources around the world, and in the comprehensive volume he documents the evolution of polar fishes providing species histories, ranking of fish families, genera, anatomy, and their relationships with the special waters around Antarctica. Illustrated with some 180 plates with precise diagnostic details.

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[Antarctica] Huiskes, A.H.L., Gieskes, W.W.C. et al, editors.
Antarctic Biology in a Global Context: Proceedings of the VIIIth SCAR International Biology Symposium, 27 August- 1 September 20
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name in glossy boards without dust jacket as issued. The subjects covered in these proceedings include: The Role of Antarctica in Global Patterns and Preocesses; Climate Change and increaes in UV-B , Impacts and Responses; Adaptation and Evolution in Extreme Environments; Antarctic and Arctic Ecosystems, Poles Apart; Biogeography and Biodiversity in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Systems; and Antarctic Research, Human Impacts and Enviironmental Policy.

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[Apollo Space Program] Hurt, Harry, III; Entrekin, Morgan (editor).
For All Mankind.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. Between December 1968 and December 1972, twenty-four men voyaged to the moon. For All Mankind presents a dramatic and comprehensive account of what President John E Kennedy called "the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked." For All Mankind is based on exclusive interviews with the Apollo astronauts, the most comprehensive and revealing firsthand accounts of space travel ever assembled. In their own words, the astronauts share the sights, sounds, thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams they experienced during their incredible voyages. In a compelling narrative structured as one trip to the moon, Harry Hurt recounts all the drama and danger of the lunar voyages, from the anxiety of the astronauts' prelaunch procedures through the euphoria of touchdown on the lunar surface.

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[Arctic Exploration] Lamb, G.F.
Franklin: Happy Voyager. Being the Life and Death of Sir John Franklin.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price clipped dust jacket. This is the first complete biography of Sir John Franklin whose tragic death on his final Arctic expedition ended a brilliant career as a naval officer, explorer and administrator. Franklin made his last Arctic expedition in 1845 in search of a North-West Passage and three years later the crew of the expedition had disappeared. Franklin joined the navy at age 15 and his first voyage was to Australia. He later saw action at Copenhagen, Trafalgar, New Orleans. Following the war with France, Franklin turned his seafaring skills to the scientific branch of the navy and for the next twelve years focused on arctic exploration. Following an appointment as Governor of what is now Tasmania, Franklin embarked on his final voyage to the arctic. Illustrated with line drawings and maps. 293 pages.

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[Arctic Exploration] Mirsky, Jeannette.
Elisha Kent Kane and the Seafaring Frontier. Edited by Oscar Handlin.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear and a closed edge tear to the top edge of the front panel. Kane was a physician, naval officer and a national hero. Between 1850-1857 he did more to popularize and humanize the Arctic regions than any other explorer before him. At twenty-three he served as medical officer on a diplomatic mission to China that resulted in a two and a half year tour of South America, Africa, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France. Additionally during the Mexican War he served on a special mission from President Polk and in 1850 he volunteered to on the First Grinnell Expedition in an attempt to find the lost British Expedition led by Sir John Franklin. He returned to the Arctic three years later as commander of the Second Grinnell Expedition where he spent two winters. He charted unknown regions of Greenland where his botanical and geological surveys laid the foundation for the scientific assault on the Arctic regions.

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[Arctic Exploration] Neatby, L. H.
Conquest of the Last Frontier.
A Near Fine tight copy in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket with a short scrape to the rear panel. This anthology, based on the individual explorers' journals and logs recounts the final stages of the opening up of the Arctic. The subject included are: The Kane Expedition 1853-1855, Dr. Hayes in Smith Sound, Charles Frances Hall and the voyage of the Polaris, The Nares Expedition 1875-1876, Schwatka's Search 1878-1880, The Greely Expedition, Sverdrup among the northern islands 1898-1902, Peary: The Approach to the Pole, Amundsen and the northwest passage, Peary--The North Pole accomplished and Stefansson's three expeditions. Includes various maps.

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[Arctic Exploration] Stefansson, Vilhjalmur.
The Friendly Arctic.
A Very Good copy in blue cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine and front cover. There are shallow tears to the tot he head of the spine and some moisture mottling to one corner of the rear board but otherwise a sound copy. This copy is not only inscribed by Stefansson on the half title page but also signed again by him on the title page. All tipped in maps are present as are the two maps in the pocket affixed inside the rear board. This expedition account tells the story of his travels and trials in the Canadian High Arctic in the years between 1913-1918, based on Stefansson’s photographs, manuscripts and diaries, The account has been considered a key text to Stefansson's Arctic career, and provides a textbook example of his characteristic theory of living off the country in the so-called Eskimo way. An explorer, anthropologist and a prolific writer, Stefansson (1879-1962) was often referred to as the Prophet of the North and his legacy remains intimately connected to current issues of human-environmental relations, sustainable use of natural resources, and social and cultural viability in the Arctic region. His legacy is especially important for what he did to change the image of the Arctic.

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[Arctic Exploration] Wright, C.B., O.B.E., Rear Admiral Noel.
Quest For Franklin.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin (1786 – 1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. Franklin also served as governor of Tasmania for several years. He disappeared on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate a section of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. The icebound ships were abandoned and the entire crew perished from starvation, hypothermia, tuberculosis, lead poisoning and scurvy. Sir John Franklin made his last Arctic expedition in 1845 and within three years the crew of the expedition had disappeared. Noel Wright provides in this book a history of the various Arctic expeditions beginning in the 16th Century on up to Franklin's disappearance. Illustrated with photographs, line drawings and maps. 258 pages.

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[Exploration] Hedin, Sven.
Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet. Two Volumes.
Original two volume set in maroon cloth boards with a Tibetan male figure stamped in gold on the front cover. A third volume was published later as a supplement. From 1905-1908, Hedin despite British and Tibetan opposition to his plans, managed to sneak into Tibet, and explored extensively in its southern and western regions. Hedin claimed the discovery of a "previously unknown" major mountain system, the "Trans-Himalaya," and the sources of the major S. Asian rivers, although these claims were then disputed. He explored extensively on and around Lake Manasarovar. Not by his own choice, spent significant time in Shigatse, where he interacted with the Panchen Lama. Hedin had a phenomenal memory and his books, with their vivid details, are still fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in Asian cultures.

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[Exploration] Llano,George A., Editor.
Adaptations Within Antarctic Ecosystems: Proceedings of the Third SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Biology.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of edge wear. Of the 72 papers delivered at this symposium, nearly two-thirds of them concern marine biology environment of Antarctica including the subjects of phytoplankton ecosystems, marine benthic ecosystems, adaptations in vertebrates, and Antarctic freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.

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[Nautical Archeology] Wachsmann, Shelley.
The Sea of Galilee Boat: An Extraordinary 2000 Year Old Discovery.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This copy is inscribed by the author. The author is a respected nautical archeologist who was part of the team that discovered and excavated the first ancient boat from the Sea of Galilee. In trying to identify the excavated vessel Wachsmann traces Jewish historical texts to discover the boat's historical past as part of one of the most tragic massacres of the Jews--the Battle of Migdal.. It was during this sea battle, Roman soldiers mercilessly slaughtered Jews as they attempted to escape in boats like the one Wachsmann helped excavate.

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[Northwest Exploration] Wood, Robert L.
Men, Mules & Mountains: Lt. O'Neil's Olympic Expeditions.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket . This is the story of Lieutenant Joseph P. O'Neil of the Fourteenth Infantry and his two reconnaissance expeditions in 1885 and later in 1890 into the Olympic Mountain Range in Northwest Washington State, with much of the account based on the hand-written account kept by Private Harry Fisher. Fisher's account puts the military expedition on a much more personal level regarding the hardships and difficulties as well as some of the humor that made the endeavor bearable. There are forty illustrations and photographs and twenty-one maps.

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[Northwest Exploration] Wood, Robert L.
Men, Mules & Mountains: Lt. O'Neil's Olympic Expeditions.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket . This is the story of Lieutenant Joseph P. O'Neil of the Fourteenth Infantry and his two reconnaissance expeditions in 1885 and later in 1890 into the Olympic Mountain Range in Northwest Washington State, with much of the account based on the hand-written account kept by Private Harry Fisher. Fisher's account puts the military expedition on a much more personal level regarding the hardships and difficulties as well as some of the humor that made the endeavor bearable. There are forty illustrations and photographs and twenty-one maps.

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[Northwest Exploration] Wood, Robert L.
Men, Mules & Mountains: Lt. O'Neil's Olympic Expeditions.
A Near Fine copywith previous owner stamp on the front flyleaf in a Very Good plus bright unclipped dust jacket with two internally repaired closed edge tears. This is the story of Lieutenant Joseph P. O'Neil of the Fourteenth Infantry and his two reconnaissance expeditions in 1885 and later in 1890 into the Olympic Mountain Range in Northwest Washington State, with much of the account based on the hand-written account kept by Private Harry Fisher. Fisher's account puts the military expedition on a much more personal level regarding the hardships and difficulties as well as some of the humor that made the endeavor bearable. There are forty illustrations and photographs and twenty-one maps.

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[Northwest Passage] Stefansson, Vilhjalmur.
Northwest to Fortune. The Search of Western Man for Commercially Practical Route to the Far East.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with some light edge wear and a short closed tear to the front fold. Stefansson recounts the 'epoch-making achievement' of the U.S. Navy submarine--Nautilus-- in completing its voyage between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres beneath the Polar ice cap. For five hundred years, explorers, nations and companies has sought a sea route through a Northwest Passage for military and commercial purposes, but it would be a heroic undersea adventure that would secure the route.

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[Polar Exploration] Nansen, Fridtjof.
Farthest North. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey.
Both volumes are Very Good plus copies in black cloth bindings with a bit of chipping to the top edge of the spine of volume one. Contains "About 120 Full-page and Numerous Text Illustrations, 16 Colored Plates in Facsimile from Dr. Nansen's Own Sketches, Etched Portrait and Photogravures. [No statement calling for maps on the title page.] There are no maps or pockets for maps in either volume and no evidence of pocket removal.

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[Signed Astronaut Memoir] Bean, Alan with Andrew Chaikin.
Apollo: An Eyewitness Account by Astronaut/Explorer Artist/Moonwalker Alan Bean.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by Astronaut Alan Bean. This is astronaut Bean's personal record of a unique period in the history of exploration; he was the lunar module pilot for Apollo 12 and eventually the fourth man to walk on the moon. He is also a man with great artistic talent and his paintings in this volume show the impact his space travels had on him.

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[Tibet Travels] Roerich, Nicholas.
Altai-Himalaya: A Travel Diary.
A Fine copy in a complete dust jacket with two long closed tears to the rear panel of the jacket. Roerich was a Russian painter, writer, theosophist and philosopher who in the 1920s went on the five-year long 'Roerich Asian Expedition' that, in Roerich's own words: "started from Sikkim through Punjab, Kashmir, Ladakh, the Karakoram Mountains, Khotan, Kashgar, Qara Shar, Urumchi, Irtysh, the Altai Mountains, the Oryot region of Mongolia, the Central Gobi, Kansu, Tsaidam, and Tibet" Between the summer of 1927 and June 1928 the expedition was thought to be lost, since all contact from them ceased for a year. They had been attacked in Tibet and only the "Superiority of our firearms prevented bloodshed... In spite of our having Tibet passports, the expedition was forcibly stopped by Tibetan authorities." The expedition was detained by the government for five months, and forced to live in tents in sub-zero conditions and to subsist on meagre rations. Five men of the expedition died at this time. In March 1928 they were allowed to leave Tibet, and trekked south to settle in India, where they founded a research center, the Himalayan Research Institute. This diary of his exploits during this period was originally published in 1929 and is here reissued for the first time.

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