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  • IN COLD PURSUIT. by Andrews, Sarah
    Andrews, Sarah
    IN COLD PURSUIT.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007) dj. Hardcover - Mystery introducing geology grad student Valena Walker, who goes to Antarctica to study glaciology with her professor, only to arrive and discover that he has been arrested for murder. 336 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64172
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  • Bainbridge, Beryl
    THE BIRTHDAY BOYS

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bainbridge's twelth novel, and considered by some to be her best. A brilliantly fictionalized account of Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition in 1912.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (little crinkling to dj at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 11948
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  • THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT. by Berry, Steve.
    Berry, Steve.
    THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - An international thriller with its roots in Nazi Germany and in the exploration of Antarctica. Writer's note. 509 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9780345485793.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60647
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  • THE LONELIEST CONTINENT: The Story of Antarctic Discovery. by Chapman, Walker.
    Chapman, Walker.
    THE LONELIEST CONTINENT: The Story of Antarctic Discovery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society Publishers, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the history of exploration of Antarctica, "beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Seas voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition" and including the expeditions of James Wedell, Scott, Shackleton, Byrd and more. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Bibliography, Index. 279 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease on front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 66929
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  • THE JINGO. by Chester, George Randolph.
    Chester, George Randolph.
    THE JINGO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1912.). Hardcover first edition - A classic and early spoof of the lost-race novels - after a shipwreck, Jimmy Smith, an American sales representative of the Eureka Manufacturing Company, brings 'improvements' to the idyllic island kingdom of Isola in the Antarctic. Chester is also the author of the Queen's Quorum title 'Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford.' Illustrated with a frontispiece and ten inserted plates with illustrations by F. Vaux Wilson. 394 pp.

    Condition: Very good in the original embossed blue-gray cloth, with gilt lettering on the front and spine (some shelfwear to edges of boards, front hinge starting, a few scattered marginal foxing spots, and discoloration on endpapers. Binding is sturdy, covers are attractive.

    Book ID: 35432
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  • CHOOSERS OF THE SLAIN. by Cobb, James H.
    Cobb, James H.
    CHOOSERS OF THE SLAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a military suspense novel set in the near future, as a British outpost in Antarctica comes under attack. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-399-141979.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some creasing to the dj)

    Book ID: 65090
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  • Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - A lively, readable trek across the globe answering some of the big questions about the earth - written for older children, mostly in a question and answer format, with amusing anecdotes and fact-filled sidebars. Illustrated with humorous drawings by Tom Bloom. Timeline, glossary, bibliography, index. 144 pp. SIGNED by the author on the title page, with 2001 and a question mark. ISBN: 0-064408345.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32618
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  • DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH. by Davis, Kenneth C.
    Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Scholastic, (2002.). SIGNED - A lively, readable trek across the globe answering some of the big questions about the earth - written for older children, mostly in a question and answer format, with amusing anecdotes and fact-filled sidebars. Illustrated with humorous drawings by Tom Bloom. Timeline, glossary, bibliography, index. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-439-438535.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43334
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  • Feeney, Robert.
    PROFESSOR ON THE ICE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Davis, CA: Pacific Portals, 1974. First edition - An account of a seven year program in Antarctic biology, working with penguins, seals and fish at McMurdoo Station in Antarctica. Illustrated with photographs. 164 pages.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 22051
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  • VICTIM OF THE AURORA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    VICTIM OF THE AURORA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1978.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1910 in the Antarctic, this novel is a combination of polar adventure, murder mystery and an exploration of what men are capable of when faced with intense cold and hunger. SIGNED on the title page with a small doodle. 219 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-15-1936315.

    Condition: Good only in a near fine like dustjacket (bookstore stamp, some crinkling to several pages from dampness).

    Book ID: 58806
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  • VICTIM OF THE AURORA. by Keneally, Thomas.
    Keneally, Thomas.
    VICTIM OF THE AURORA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1910 in the Antarctic, this novel is a combination of polar adventure, murder mystery and an exploration of what men are capable of when faced with intense cold and hunger. 219 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-15-1936315.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76350
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  • TROUBLING A STAR. by L'Engle, Madeleine.
    L'Engle, Madeleine.
    TROUBLING A STAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel in the award-winning series featuring Vicky Austin. When Vicky is given a trip to Antarctica for her birthday she finds herself caught up in a mystery involving drugs, nuclear waste and family secrets. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-374377839.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to rear flap of dj)

    Book ID: 74394
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  • McCaughrean, Geraldine.
    THE WHITE DARKNESS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - Young adult novel by this award-winning author, an adventure story featuring a young girl obsessed with Titus Oates, a member of the doomed 1910 Scott Antarctic expedition, who finds herself in a struggle for survival 90 years later when she accompanies her uncle to the Antarctic. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-06-089355.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50822
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  • THE COMET SEEKERS. by Sedgwick, Helen.
    Sedgwick, Helen.
    THE COMET SEEKERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2016). First edition - The author's debut novel: "When Roisin and Francois meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica, they are immediately drawn to each other.. . . Older by a few years, Roisin, a daughter of Ireland and a peripatetic astronomer, joins the science team to observe the fracturing of a comet overhead. Francois, the bases chef, has just left his birthplace in Bayeux, France, for only the second time in his life. Yet the two are connected by devastating tragedy, the longing for a fresh start, and an indelible yet unknown bond that stretches back centuries." 290 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71647
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  • Smith, Vincent.
    THE LAST BLUE WHALE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - A journey into the world of whales told from the whale's point of view. Originally published in Australia under the title 'Musco- Blue Whale.' Illustrated by Wilson Buchanan.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (whale stamp and initials on half title page, toning to the pages, some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 13570
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  • Smith, Vincent.
    THE LAST BLUE WHALE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - A journey into the world of whales told from the whale's point of view. Originally published in Australia under the title 'Musco- Blue Whale.' Illustrated by Wilson Buchanan.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket ( toning to the pages, some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 13731
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  • OUT OF THE ICE. by Turner, Ann.
    Turner, Ann.
    OUT OF THE ICE.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Sydney, London & New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017). "A tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica. When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. Reminders of the bloody, violent past are everywhere. . . in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Back at base, Laura's questions about the whaling station go unanswered, blocked by scientists unused to outsiders." Gradually, though, she pieces together a past and present of cruelty and vulnerability that can be…

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    Sydney, London & New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017). "A tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica. When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. Reminders of the bloody, violent past are everywhere. . . in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Back at base, Laura's questions about the whaling station go unanswered, blocked by scientists unused to outsiders." Gradually, though, she pieces together a past and present of cruelty and vulnerability that can be traced around the world, from Norway, to Nantucket, Europe and Antarctica. 363 pp plus questions for discussion and an excerpt from her first novel, The Lost Swimmer. ISBN: 978-1925030914.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75185
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  • WHITEOUT. by Walker, Sage.
    Walker, Sage.
    WHITEOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1996). Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, set in the near future, a time when government means multinational corporation and life means a struggle to survive the effects of overpopulation, poverty, pollution, and hunger. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-312857659.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79740
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