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1 ANDERSON, WILLIAM R[OBERT] Nautilus - 90 - North.
Cleveland, World Publishing Co. 1959 Second Printing Hard Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
251, [3] pages, 16 plates, map endpapers, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Account of the first atomic submarine voyage from the Pacific to the Atlantic under the under Arctic ice pack. From the publisher: "Skipper of the Nautilus, Commander Anderson recreates vividly life aboard the submarine, the suspense of Top Secret orders, the human and humorous incidents that passed the time of the crew, and the unparalleled adventure of the first probe when Nautilus came within 180 miles of the North Pole and fulfilled the Jules Verne dream in steaming its 20,000th league under the sea." ; Ex-Library 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Quadrangle Books, 1974 0812905083 / 9780812905083 Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
224 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good, oblong 12 by 9 inches. From the publisher: "A comprehensive work in six parts, covering the history, land, sea, plants, animals and people, Bruemmer dramatically and accurately presents the Arctic to the world in what may well be a last and glorious look." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Bryant, John H. and, Cones, Harold N. Dangerous Crossings. the First Modern Polar Expedition, 1925.
Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press 2000 1557501874 / 9781557501875 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 206, [3] pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From Booklist: : A specialized but valuable history of the first polar expedition to use both aircraft for extending observation and short-wave radio for around-the-clock communications. The organizers were arctic explorer Donald B. Macmillan, a friend of Perry's and a survivor of four years of isolation in Greenland, and Eugene F. McDonald, founder of Zenith Radio. They took two ships, three single-engine Loening amphibious planes, a motley crew including Richard E. Byrd and several navy pilots, and enough supplies to make both ships nearly founder on the way north. Once off Greenland, the expedition survived arctic weather and dishonest radio operators, established new flying and radio-communication records, and laid the foundations for modern polar exploration. The Loenings failed to kill anyone only because of miraculous airmanship and maintenance; McDonald's financial, moral, and personal courage should make modern "venture capitalists" blush; and Byrd managed to overclaim for himself and get into fights with everybody else. This expedition, usually just a chapter in large histories of arctic exploration, always deserved fuller coverage. Now it has it." 
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4 Crary, A. P. & L. M. Gould & E. O. Hulburt & Hugh Odishaw & Waldo E. Smith Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year. Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic. Geophysical Monograph Number 1.
Washington, American Geophysical Union 1956 Hard Cover Good 
Cosponsored by the U. S. National Committee for the IGY of the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation [and] American Geophysical Union. [4], 133 pages, illustrations, maps, diagrams, cloth, map in rear pocket missing. National Research Council Publication No. 462. Editors: A. P. Crary, L. M. Gould, E. O. Hulburt, Hugh Odishaw, Waldo E. Smith. From the introduction by Laurence M. Gould, "As plans for our national participation in the coordinated geophysical exploration of Antarctica by eleven nations developed, it became increasingly evident that we should bring together available scientific knowledge of the continent for background purposes in examining the major scientific problems awaiting us. It is expected that this collection of papers will be a useful handbook for members of the IGY Antarctic staff. The papers, therefore, are not limited to our planned geophysical program but include other related areas of broad scientific interest. " SR1422A; 133 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 FREUCHEN, PETER Peter Freuchen's Book of the Eskimos.
Cleveland, World Publications 1961 First Edition Hard Cover 
Edited and with a preface by Dagmar Freuchen. 441 pages, 8 plates, map endpapers, cloth, dj, very good. 
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6 Hunt, Harrison J. and Thompson, Ruth Hunt North to the Horizon. Searching for Peary's Crocker Land.
Camden, Maine, Down East Books 1980 0892720808 / 9780892720804 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
All photographs in this book are courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History. From the DJ: "In 1913, the Crocker Land Expedition to the North Polar Regions, led by Donald B. MacMillan, set out to explore a distant land sighted by Peary in 1906 . . . 'North to the Horizon' is a very personal account of Dr. Hunt's experiences as physician for the expedition and for the Polar Eskimos. This is his story in his own words--taken from his diary, letters and reminiscences as recorded by his wife, Marion, and daughter Ruth, who has skillfully arranged these firsthand accounts into a fascinating and exciting record of the men of the Crocker Land Expedition and the harsh land they strived to know." 
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7 Hunt, William R. To Stand At the Pole: the Dr. Cook - Admiral Peary North Pole Controversy
New York Stein & Day 1981 0812827732 / 9780812827736 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
[14], 288 pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "Who was the first man to reach the North Pole? This is the true story of the transformation of a journey of exploration into a dramatic war over credit for one of the most compelling achievements of the twentieth century. Dr. Frederick Cook is one of the most intriguing figures in American history. He announced the first ascent of Mt. McKinley and, in 1908, the first journey to the North Pole. Then a chorus of critics led by veteran Artic explorer Robert E. Peary disputed Cook's claims. In 1909 Peary laid claim to the polar laurels for himself. Dr. Cook was then crucified in the international press coverage of the ensuing argument in 1909 and 1910. Cook, thoroughly discredited, disappeared for a year and then waged a remarkable comeback campaign. In recent years, a number of voices have been raised to vindicate Cook. Dr. Cook, a man of varied accomplishments was certainly no ordinary faker. He held the respect of many qualified observers. Indeed, even decades after his journey, the great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen said that he believed Cook's claims as plausible as Peary's. The story of the career of this physician-turned-Artic explorer evokes the continuing mystery of whether Cook or Peary stood first at the world's farthest horizon." From the Wikipedia website: "Frederick Albert Cook (June 10, 1865 August 5, 1940) was an American explorer and physician, noted for his claim of having reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. This would have been a year before April 6, 1909, the date claimed by Robert Peary." ; 288 pages 
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8 LEDYARD, GLEASON H. And to the Eskimos.
Chicago Moody Press, 1958 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
254 pages, 4 plates, map, cloth, dj, very good. Second printing. From the publisher: "Rev. Gleason H. Ledyard is the Chairman-director of the Eskimo Gospel Crusade, a non-denominational mission, reaching Eskimos with the Gospel message. This race of people who inhabit the Arctic coast live by hunting and fishing as they did hundreds of years ago. From Mongolian stock, these hearty people have clung to their former way of life along with the witchcraft that binds them." 
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9 McGINNIS, JOE Going to extremes.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1980 0394511727 / 9780394511726 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
285 pages, map, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the dj: The place is Alaska. The writer is Joe McGinnis, getting - and giving us - the story with the same special brand of unlimited curiosity, freshness, forthrightness, and wit that made his The Selling of the President so memorable. Here, in all its improbably reality, is America's last frontier. Here are America's last frontiersmen. It was in 1975 that McGinnis, on an impulse, set off for the deep North, for a country he knew was on the brink of complete change. During much of the next two years he lived in Anchorage, repeatedly venturing into the boondocks, hiking across tundra and glaciers, stopping at tiny settlements, poking around, talking, watching, listening. 
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10 Miller, Francis Trevelyan The World's Great Adventure: 1000 Years of Polar Exploration Including the Heroic Achievements of Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd The Fight to Conquer the Ends of the Earth
Chicago John C. Winston Company 1930 Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
384 pages, frontispiece in color, many plates, map endpapers, pictorial cloth, very good. Forewords by General A. W. Greely and Dr. Henry Fairfield Osborn. 
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11 TRESHNIKOV, A.F. (Aleksei Fedorovich) editor-in-chief Problems of the Arctic and the Antarctic. Collection of Articles. Vol. 41. (Problemy Arktiki i Antarktiki, Sbornik, Statei, vyp.41)
New Delhi Published for the Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. by the A 1975 Hard Cover 
Translated from Russian. TT 74-52009. At head of title: The Main Administration of Hydrometeorological Service under the council of Ministers, USSR, The Order of Lenin Arctic and Antarctic Scientific-Research Institute. 152 pages, illustrations, diagrams, tables, cloth, dj, very good. Translator: Dr. Y.V. Kathavate, General Editor: Dr. V.S. Kothekar. Originally published in Leningrad, 1973 by the Gidrometeorologicheskoe Press. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 WILLIAMS, STEPHEN GUION In the Middle, Qitinganituk Eskimo Today
Boston David R. Godine, 1983 0879234644 / 9780879234645 Soft Cover Very Good 
Introduction by Edmund Carpenter. 116 pages, well illustrated, map, pictorial wrappers, 9 by 10 inches, very good. From the preface: "The last 25 years have brought both technical and industrial change to the Arctic. The Inuit are now in transition; they cannot go back - nor are they sure they want to - but they also resist the ways of contemporary man. The conflict between tradition and social assimilation produces an almost schizophrenic way of life. The Inuit live, in a sense, directly in between their two worlds." 
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