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The Rescue of Captain Scott, Aldridge, Don
1 Aldridge, Don The Rescue of Captain Scott
East Lothian Tuckwell Press, Ltd. 1999 1862320705 / 9781862320703 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Top back corner lightly bumped ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 6.30 X 1.02 inches; 215 pages; "This book explores the reasons for the building of Scott's ship Discovery in Dundee. It recounts the remarkable exploits of Dundee's ice master, Captain Harry McKay, whose experience of rescuing ships locked in pack ice with the aid of his new explosive techniques, made him the Admiralty's choice to free Scott from this fate in 1904. The author's research in Dundee, New Zealand and Australia has uncovered' unpublished material, including photographs and diaries, from the two rescue ships and reveals for the first time how two Merchant Navy Captains - McKay of the Terra Nova and Colbeck of the Morning - blasted 18 miles of ice to free Scott.The book has a darker side and tells how Discovery's inexperienced leader consigned the two superbly experienced and competent captains, McKay and Colbeck, to oblivion and became a national hero in their stead." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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South with Scott, Mountevans, Admiral Lord
2 Mountevans, Admiral Lord South with Scott
London Collins 1948 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Price clipped DJ has some shelf wear & soil with tears and chipping, corners lightly bumped. Gift notation on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 288 pages; This revised edition has B&W photos throughout. Mountevans was second on command on Scott's ill-fated 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition. Luckily due to a bout of scurvy during the expedition resulting in his removal to England to recuperate he did not suffer the fate of Scott and his party. He survived to recount the exploits, hardships and endurance, living through two Antarctic winters and the disappointment when they realized that the Norwegian, Amundsen, had made it to to the South Pole 34 days before them. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Bordé de Glace; Mission au Pole Sud, Trechnikov/Treshnikov, Alexei Fedorov; V. Joukov (translator)
3 Trechnikov/Treshnikov, Alexei Fedorov; V. Joukov (translator) Bordé de Glace; Mission au Pole Sud
Moscow Editions en langues etrangeres c.1960 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dust jacket shows edgewear, chipping and short tears, water damage across top edge. White cloth covered boards with silver and black design show water damage to front board ; A tight solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Fold out map showing the areas of influence of the various countries and the extent of progress of the Russian expedition during the 1956-1958 period. Many B&W photos show life on the expedition and the equipment they used. Text in French; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" tall; 270 pages; Trechnikov/Treshnikov/Tryoshnikov was a Russian geographer and oceanologist who lived 1914-1991 and published many articles and books on conditions at both the Arctic and Antarctic. He was so highly regarded that he had a star and an icebreaker named for him. During the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958 the Soviet Union established its presence in the Antarctic, starting a series of Soviet Antarctic Expeditions. The first expeditions, led by Mikhail Somov, Aleksei Treshnikov and Yevgeny Tolstikov, made multiple discoveries in the inner areas of Antarctica and reached the Southern Pole of inaccessibility and the Southern Pole of Cold. At the latter location, on the site of the Vostok Station, the subglacial Lake Vostok, one of the last major geographical discoveries on Earth, was detected deep below the Antarctic ice shield. This book is an account of that expedition with observations about ice conditions, weather and wildlife, seals & the different varieties of penguins. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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