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15,000 Miles in a Ketch
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15,000 Miles in a Ketch

by Captain Raymond Rallier Du Baty

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London: T. Nelson & Sons, London, 1922. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Photocopied Dust Jacket. Undated Edition, originally published in 1922, this edition is a pocket sized version, possibly later in the 1940s. 374 pages. Original covers, no dust jacket, contents clean. The Author describes the voyage of the J.B. Charcot, a small French fishing ketch which weighed 48 tons. The aim of this voyage was to chart the subantarctic Kerguelen Islands, which they funded by hunting southern elephant seals in the local area and selling their oil. They sailed across the South Atlantic, Antarctic and Indian seas to outside Melbourne Harbour in July 1909. The voyage totalled a distance of 15,000 miles. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Small Octavo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Ships & the Sea. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3453. .
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE ARCTIC REGIONS WITH A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE NORTHERN WHALE-FISHERY (in...
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE ARCTIC REGIONS WITH A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE NORTHERN WHALE-FISHERY (in 2 Volumes) Volume 1: The Arctic; Volume 2: The Whale-Fishery

by Scoresby, William

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David and Charles Reprints, 1969. 1969 David Charles reprint. Cloth. Very Good/Good. David & Charles Reprint Edition; Facsimile of the 1820 edition with a new introduction by Professor Sir Alistair Hardy FRS. Vol I xx,551 pages,82plates. Vol II viii,574 pages, 22 plates. Illustrated with engraved fold-out frontispieces in each volume. Folding map and engraving in volume 2. Blue cloth covers with blue spine label and gilt titling in unclipped illustrated dustjacket. Shelf ware, covers slight dust marks. Books appear unread. "Nineteenth century classic on whaling, geography and natural history of northern waters." Appendices include meteorological tables; a chronological list of voyages, 861-1819; list of plants found in Spitsbergen; Acts of Parliament regarding whaling; dimensions of whaling ships. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic &… Read More
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE ARCTIC REGIONS WITH A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE NORTHERN WHALE-FISHERY (in...
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE ARCTIC REGIONS WITH A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE NORTHERN WHALE-FISHERY (in 2 Volumes) Volume 1: The Arctic; Volume 2: The Whale-Fishery

by Scoresby, William

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Archibald Constable & Co, Edinburgh, 1820. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition; 2 Volumes,Vol I: 551pp, 82pp appendix, folding frontispiece, maps/charts (2 folding). Vol II: 558pp, 1 folding map,3 tables 2 folding, 22 plates, (4 folding). Ex Libri; Library leather bindings, library numbers to front pastedowns - both volumes are disbound. VOLUME I LACKS TITLE PAGE whilst VOLUME II LACKS FRONTISPIECE, The folding map is at the end of the plates, (The plates start at plate II but I believe the map was located originally as plate I), even though the collation of the plate numbers seems to suggest a plate is missing, looking at the David & Charles reprint ALL the plates are present). Foxing to both volumes, some spotting, age marks, back of map grubby but overall in Good condition. Both volumes require rebinding "Nineteenth century classic on whaling, geography and natural history of northern waters." Appendices include meteorological… Read More
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ACROSS GREENLAND IN NANSEN'S TRACK
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ACROSS GREENLAND IN NANSEN'S TRACK

by Staib, Bjorn

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George Allen & Unwin, 1963. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Fair. 1st UK Edition; 144pp, illustrated, 30b/w photographs, 1 map. Blue cloth covers with white husky dog head design to front cover and white titling to spine in illustrated price clipped dustjacket. From the front jacket flap: "In 1888 Nansen crossed it [Greenland] from east to west with a single Lappland companion. Last year, fired by his account of the trip and their own adventurous nature, two young Norwegians decided to repeat the journey. With modern equipment they imagined it would be litt le more than an extended ski-trip. But in fact they only just survived, with little to spare in food or energy, and with only one of their sixteen huskies left. They set themselves a challenge and responded with spirit to its hazards and hardships. The story of their exploit is told here by its leader, Bjorn Staib, and illustrated with photographs by his companion, Bjorn Reese". Shelfware, dustjacket tatty, spine faded where… Read More
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ACROSS THE TOP OF THE WORLD: The British Trans- Arctic Expedition
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ACROSS THE TOP OF THE WORLD: The British Trans- Arctic Expedition

by Herbert, Wally

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Longmans, London, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. 1st UK Edition: 209 pages, illustrated, map, 24 pages of b/w photographs. Original covers in unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket protected in sleeve, previous owners neat inscription on front end paper otherwise contents clean. A very nice bright copy. The Arctic expedition of 1968. A fascinating account of an epic journey undertaken by four men and 34 huskies, which took 476 days and marked the first crossing of the frozen Arctic Ocean, written by the leader of the expedition. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. ISBN: 0582108012. ISBN/EAN: 9780582108011. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3712. . 9780582108011
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ADRIFT ON AN ICE-PAN

ADRIFT ON AN ICE-PAN

by Grenfell, Sir Wilfred

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Jarrolds Ltd, 1909. Cloth. Good/Poor. Undated 1st UK Edition, circa 1909; 92pp, illustrated, 8 b/w photographs. Cream cloth covers with gilt titling to spine in dustjacket. To Grenfell's account of a night adrift with his dogteam along the Labrador coast is added a biographical sketch, by C.J. Black. "The story of the author's escape from death after being trapped on an ice-floe whilst journeying on an errand of mercy. It is an inspiring record of dauntless courage and unfailing resource which will thrill the hearts of young and old alike" Arctic Biblio 6144. Dustjacket torn, creased, missing a piece, covers grubby, fep removed, contents clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2157. .
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THE ADVENTURE OF WRANGEL ISLAND. Written with the Collaboration of John Irvine Knight upon the...
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THE ADVENTURE OF WRANGEL ISLAND. Written with the Collaboration of John Irvine Knight upon the Diary of whose son Errol Lorne Knight the narrative is mainly based

by Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (Foreward by L.S. Amery)

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Jonathan Cape, 1926. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition; 416pp, illustrated, 32 b/w plates, coloured folding map. Red cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. Arctic Bib. 16774; Account of an expedition to colonize Wrangel Island 1921-3, directed by Stefansson. " Doctor Stefansson is a Canadian who has spent no less than ten winters in the Arctic. Wrangel Island, lying within the Arctic Circle, is clearly a British possession, and to make the title secure Doctor Stefansson in 1921 landed a party of four men and one woman who were prepared to stay and by hunting, maintain themselves for a period of two years. The little band met with disaster, and on the arrival of the relief expedition in 1923 only one of the members, the woman, was alive. Wrangel Island is clearly inhabitable, in spite of the ill luck which attended the expedition of 1921-3, the failure of this expedition was due to outside causes, as Doctor Stefansson clearly shows. The book recounts from documents… Read More
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ALASKA
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ALASKA

by Brown, Dale and the Editors of Time-Life Books

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Time Inc, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition; 184pp, profusely illustrated throughout with coulour and b/w photographs, maps. Quarter bound cloth with pictorial lamintated boards. The natural history of Alaska lavishly illustrated in full color with fantastic photographs, describes plant and animal life, rivers and sea, mountains, forests. A beautiful and engaging book. Shelfware, Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2049. .
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ALASKA HIGHWAY
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ALASKA HIGHWAY

by Godsell, Philip H

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Putnam, 1945. Cloth. Very Good. Undated Edition, presumed 1st; 329pp, illustrated, 23 b/w photographs, map eps, pages uncut. Brown cloth covers with blue titling to front cover and spine, no dustjacket. Signed "Sincerely Philip H Godsell Dec 25/38" on fep. Contemporary account of the building of the Alaska Highway in the 2WW, with some autobiography. Contents clean. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2133. .
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ALASKAN ODYSSEY
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ALASKAN ODYSSEY

by Hubbard, Bernard R

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Robert Hale Limited, 1952. Cloth. Good/Fair. 1st Edition: xii, 198pp, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, map eps. Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine in pictorial price clipped dustjacket. The authors accounts of his visits to far-flung schools, priests & convents in remote & beautiful Alaska, travelling by dog team and light plane. Slight fading to spine, dustjacket torn, tatty, spotting to page edges, as usual. Contents clean. Good/Dusjacket Fair. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2339. .
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ALONE
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ALONE

by Byrd, Richard E

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Putman, London, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st UK Edition; xi, 302 pages. Blue covers with gilt titles to spine. Shelf wear, spine softening with small split on spine cover, end papers and hinge intact. Gift inscription on front end paper otherwise contents clean, minor spotting mainly to page edges. Fascinating account of Byrd's five Months isolation at Advance Base,the place far South of Little America where in 1934 he nearly died. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; 1930s; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3304. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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ALONE ACROSS THE TOP OF THE WORLD: The Authorized Story of the Arctic Journey of David Irwin
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ALONE ACROSS THE TOP OF THE WORLD: The Authorized Story of the Arctic Journey of David Irwin

by Irwin, David, As Told To Jack O'Brien (Foreword by Russell Owen)

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John C. Winston Company, USA, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. SIGNED 1st Edition; x, 254 pages, illustrated, b/w photos, map end papers. Original covers. SIGNED on frontispiece " To Carl Skaer, Your Arctic friend Dave Irwin May 5, 1942". The book describes reindeer herding and dogsled trip from Baxter Island on the Arctic Ocean to Baker Lake near Hudson's Bay. Shelf wear, contents clean. This is the first USA edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2710. .
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THE AMERICAN EXPEDITION
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THE AMERICAN EXPEDITION

by Sven Waxell

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William Hodge and Company, 1952. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1952 Edition: Translated from Johan Skalberg's Danish versin Vitus Berings Eventyrlige opdagerfaerd 1733-1743 by M.A. Michael: 236 pages, illustrated, frontispiece with 7 maps, some folding, 2 plates Map end papers. The manuscript of this book was lost for nearly two hundred years. It is an account by Bering's second-in- command of the famous voyage of discovery that established the true position of America in relation to Asia and brought back the first authentic account of the natives of the Aleutian islands. The frontis is the only known portrait of Vitus Bering. Ex library with remants of library bookolate on blank prelim, stamp to front end paper, end paper maps are missing pieces where a dustjacket was previously removed. Contents clean, no dust jacket. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item… Read More
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AMERICANS IN ANTARCTICA, 1775-1948

AMERICANS IN ANTARCTICA, 1775-1948

by Bertrand, Kenneth J

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American Geographical Society, 1971. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition: xi, 554pages, 26 maps and 22 plates. Light grey cloth with gilt titling in black panels to spine and top board. American Geographic Society Special Publication No. 39. Still in plastic wrapper. Unread. A comprehensive study from the early sealing operations in 1775 in the Falkland Islands to the U.S. Navy's "Operation Windmill", 1947-1948. Rosove 38. A scholarly and readable presentation of the early American sealers and scientists. With a discussion of the Wilkes expedition. This is the first USA edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1403. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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AMONG UNKNOWN ESKIMO: AN ACCOUNT OF TWELVE YEARS INTIMATE RELATIONS WITH THE PRIMITIVE ESKIMO OF...
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AMONG UNKNOWN ESKIMO: AN ACCOUNT OF TWELVE YEARS INTIMATE RELATIONS WITH THE PRIMITIVE ESKIMO OF ICE-BOUND BAFFIN LAND, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR WAYS OF LIVING, HUNTING CUSTOMS AND BELIEFS

by Bilby, Julian W

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Seeley Service & Co, 1923. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; 280pp, illustrated 23 b/w illustrations, 1 map. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. Errata slip tipped in. "His account of the customs, modes of life, and beliefs of the Central Eskimo of Baffin Land is, however, something more than a book with a merely popular appeal. A residence of twelve years among these tribes qualifies him to give ritual and belief their proper setting and perspective in the everyday round in a manner which is not always possible in an analytic study." Nature 112, 469-469 (29 September 1923). Ex SPRI Library, SPRI cancellation stamp on fep and title page, note on verso front cover. Crease to front cover, contents clean. Very Good. PLEASE NOTE: This book will incur extra postage and insurance charges. Please contact us for a quote.PLEASE NOTE: This book will incur extra postage and insurance charges. Please contact us for a quote. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram.… Read More
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ANARE: Australia’s Antarctic Outposts
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ANARE: Australia’s Antarctic Outposts

by Law, Phillip and Béchervaise, John

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Oxford University Press, 1957. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Poor. 1st Edition; xxiv, 152pages, illustrated, colour frontispiece, 15 colour photographs, numerous b/w photographs, maps, end-paper maps. Blue cloth with silver titling to spine in unclipped dustjacket. Covers faded, foxing to end papers, browning of some page edges, some minor spotting, mainly to page edges and index. Dustjacket tatty, pieces missing. In 1947 the Australian Government established the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions - the ANARE - which maintained bases after that date. This describes the activities and research undertaken at these Antarctic bases during their first ten years. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1509. .
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ANCIENT ESKIMO SETTLEMENTS IN THE KANGAMIUT AREA
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ANCIENT ESKIMO SETTLEMENTS IN THE KANGAMIUT AREA

by Mathiassen, Therkel

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C.A. Reitzels, 1931. First English Edition. Wrappers. Good. 1st English Edition; Card Wrappers, 150pp plus 8 plates at rear, illustrated with b/w drawings, photographs. Grubby, part of rear cover missing. Page edges nibbled, grubby, contents clean. Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3091. .
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THE ANDREE DIARIES:
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THE ANDREE DIARIES:

by Andree, S.A. (Edward Adams-Ray, translator)

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John Lane The Bodley Head, 1931. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st English Edition; xx, 471pages. Authorised translation from the Official Swedish Edition by Edward Adams-Ray with 103 illustrations and 6 Maps, Plans and Diagrams. Red cloth covers with gilt titling to spine and front cover, no dust jacket. Spine slightly faded and some marks to covers, neat previous owners signature and date to front end paper, some minor spotting, foxing, mainly to page edges. Being the diaries and records of S.A. Andree, Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel written during their balloon expedition to the North Pole in 1897 and discovered on White Island in 1930, together with a complete record of the expedition and discovery. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3251. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve… Read More
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ANDREE'S STORY: THE COMPLETE RECORD OF HIS POLAR FLIGHT, 1897-1930
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ANDREE'S STORY: THE COMPLETE RECORD OF HIS POLAR FLIGHT, 1897-1930

by Andree, S.A. (Edward Adams-Ray, translator)

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The Viking Press, 1930. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Viking Press Edition; From the diaries and journals of S. A. Andrée, nIls Strindberg, and K. Fraenkel, found on White Island in the summer of 1930 and edited by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. Translated from the Swedish by Edward Adams-Ray. xvi, 383p., illustrated 56 b/w photographs, 8 maps (2 folding) and diagrams. Original blue cloth with silver titling to spine and front cover, vignette of balloon on front cover, no dustjacket. Covers faded, spine heavily sunned, eps browned, some foxing to title page, contents clean., overall Good. This is the first USA edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1790. .
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ANTARCTICA - A Novel
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ANTARCTICA - A Novel

by Robinson, K.S

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Voyager, 1998. Paperback. Good/No Dust Jacket. 562 pages, Fiction, Paperback. The world's last unstripped asset. Antarctica is in danger of becoming a free-for-all - oil reconnaissance teams intent on mass extraction, adventure travellers trailing waste across the tundra, and strategic interests covertly vying for influence. a gripping, provocative eco-thriller set early in the next century. By the author of the 'Mars Trilogy'. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Fiction. ISBN: 0006497039. ISBN/EAN: 9780006497035. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 653. . 9780006497035
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