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Exploration and Discovery

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Exploration and Discovery
   -Antarctic
   -Antarctica
   -Arctic
   -Polar
   -Siberia

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Air Force Manual No. 200-30 (AFM 200-30 NAVAER 10-35-565): Intelligence, Regional Photo Interpretation Series: Antarctica, August 1953
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Air Force Manual No. 200-30 (AFM 200-30 NAVAER 10-35-565): Intelligence, Regional Photo Interpretation Series: Antarctica, August 1953
Department of the Air Force: 1953: Hard Cover: Good: No Jacket: Some shelf wear and light soiling. Contents include Chapter I. The Antarctic, Chapter II. Application of Photo Reconnaissance and Photo Interpretation of the Antarctic, Chapter III. Keys for Typical Antarctic Surface Features, Bibliographies (Bibliography of Antarctic Bibliographies and Bibliography of Literature Cited), Plates, and Maps. 171 pages, illustrated with numerous black and white photos, three fold-out plates tipped in, and two maps in a pocket inside the rear cover: ANTARCTICA AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE (G.P.O. 037021), a 21 x 32-inch fold-out map with a July 1949 date and a 2d. ed. 1947 date (appears to be a 1949 corrected printing of the 1947 second edition) and ANTARCTICA (H.O. 2562), a 33 x 50-inch fold-out map, circa late 1940s.The Foreword describes the purpose of this manual as an aid to "Air Force intelligence and operations units with one of a series of 'keys' for the rapid and accurate reading and interpretation of aerial photographs. This particular key is intended for use as a subject key for areas inundated by continental glaciers, as a regional key for Antarctica, or as an analogous key for Greenland." A few lines about these keys: The keys in this publication emphasize diagnostic features of typical Antarctic landforms and ice -forms and consist of a photo image and an accompanying written analysis. Chapter III offers a detailed introduction to the keys, followed by sections for each category (subject) of keys: Major Ice Formations; Glaciers; Ice Tongues; Shelf Ice; Icebergs; Snow, Firn, and Glacier Ice; Sastrugi; Snowdrifts; Crevasses; Radiation; Meltwater; Moraines; Mountains; Coastlines; Flora and Fauna; and Human Occupance.: 09400: 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
Riddle of the Ice: A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic, Arms, Myron
2 Arms, Myron
Riddle of the Ice: A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic
New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday: 1998: 0385490925 / 9780385490924: First Printing: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: 267 pages, with Notes, Sources, and Bibliography. Illustrated with black & white photos and maps. A science mystery told as a captain's log. A journey into Baffin Bay in the Arctic, theories on Arctic ice production, and the signals it may be sending.: 05893: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
G.-F. Muller and Siberia, 1733 to 1743, Black, J. L. and D.K. Buse (Translation of German materials by Victoria Joan Moessner)
3 Black, J. L. and D.K. Buse (Translation of German materials by Victoria Joan Moessner)
G.-F. Muller and Siberia, 1733 to 1743
Kingston, Ontario and Fairbanks, Alaska: Limestone Press: 1989: 0919642233 / 9780919642232: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: No Jacket: 157 pages, illustrated, including endpaper maps of Muller's travels to Siberia. A collection of six documents relating to Muller's expeditions to Siberia in the 18th century.: 06242: 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
Breaking the Ice, Butler, Rowan
4 Butler, Rowan
Breaking the Ice
Australia: Albatross Books: 1988: 086760087X / 9780867600872: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: The author's account of four expeditions between 1981 and 1986 to the challenging environment of Antarctica. 159 pages with Appendixes, Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Illustrated with numerous photos.: 05857: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Voyages and Discoveries, Dampier, William; with an Introduction and Notes by Clennell Wilkinson
5 Dampier, William; with an Introduction and Notes by Clennell Wilkinson
Voyages and Discoveries
Amsterdam & London: N. Israel/De Capo Press: 1971: 9060727088 / 9789060727089: Reprint: Hard Cover: Near Fine: No Jacket: Reprint of the 1931 Argonaut Press edition. 311 pages, with Notes on the Text and Index of Persons, Places and Ships in Dampier's Text. Illustrations and folding maps.: 06835: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Voyage Around the World on the Corvette La Favorite 1830, 1831, 1832 Under the Compliance of Captain Laplace, Earman, Barbara (Editor); English Translation by Jane Foreman
6 Earman, Barbara (Editor); English Translation by Jane Foreman
Voyage Around the World on the Corvette La Favorite 1830, 1831, 1832 Under the Compliance of Captain Laplace
Singapore: Antiques of the Orient: 1991: 9810025394 / 9789810025397: First Thus: Hard Cover: Fine: No Jacket: Number One in "The Magnificent Voyagers" Series. 72 pages illustrated with 72 color plates and accompanying descriptive text narrate the journey of the corvette, La Favorite. Plates from the following contemporary artists: Francois-Edmond Paris (twenty-four plates); Barthelemy Lauvergne (thirty-one plates); Louis Auguste de Sainson (four plates); and Sigismond Himely (engraved all the aquatint plates featured in the book). Originally published in 1833, this is the first English translation related to the plates. Front endpapers illustrated with a chart of the voyage, showing places visited and illustrated in this book.: 07154: 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
Arctic Assignment: The Story of the St. Roch, Farrar, Sgt. F.S., RCMP
7 Farrar, Sgt. F.S., RCMP
Arctic Assignment: The Story of the St. Roch
Toronto: The MacMillan Company of Canada Ltd: 1955: Hard Cover: Very Good: Fair: Vernon Mould: Assumed first edition, no additional printings indicated. Jacket has a vertical tear length-wsie on front panel. Closed and looks good in a new archival protective cover. The jacket is also chipped and edge-worn. A volume in Great Stories of Canada, the historical series for young people. 180 pages, illustrations and endpaper maps. Story of a voyage on the St. Roch, a tiny wooden vessel, from Vancouver through the Northwest Passage. The intended 90-day journey took two years.: 05802: 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
White Bear : Encounters with the Master of the Arctic Ice, Feazel, Charles T. (SIGNED)
8 Feazel, Charles T. (SIGNED)
White Bear : Encounters with the Master of the Arctic Ice
New York: Henry Holt & Company: 1990: 0805011536 / 9780805011531: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Signed by Author: Tiny tear or nick at the rear cover's lower corner, else a fine copy. Signed on the title page by the author.: 01999: 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters Around Antarctica, Gorman, James
9 Gorman, James
Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters Around Antarctica
New York: HarperCollins: 1995: 0060166207 / 9780060166205: First Printing: Hard Cover: Fine: Near Fine: 190 pp., Notes, Index, black & white photos. The author travels the Antarctic waters, its islands, McMurdo Station, and goes inland to retrace the steps of Amundsen, Scott, and other lesser-known explorers. From the dust jacket write-up: "The Southern Ocean - a vast belt of cold, fertile water that laps at Antarctica's icy shores - offers a cold shoulder to the casual visitor. Historically only those with mechanical might or fiercely strong wills have penetrated its forbidding bounds to explore or exploit. It is little understood and written about even less. Enter James Gorman, whose trenchant analysis and crystalline prose part the veil that hides the Southern Ocean from our understanding and appreciation.": 05891: 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters Around Antarctica, Gorman, James
10 Gorman, James
Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters Around Antarctica
New York: HarperCollins: 1995: 0060166207 / 9780060166205: First Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Couple of small remainder marks to the bottom edge of the page block, otherwise fine. 190 pp., Notes, Index, black & white photos. The author travels the Antarctic waters, its islands, McMurdo Station, and goes inland to retrace the steps of Amundsen, Scott, and other lesser-known explorers. From the dust jacket write-up: "The Southern Ocean - a vast belt of cold, fertile water that laps at Antarctica's icy shores - offers a cold shoulder to the casual visitor. Historically only those with mechanical might or fiercely strong wills have penetrated its forbidding bounds to explore or exploit. It is little understood and written about even less. Enter James Gorman, whose trenchant analysis and crystalline prose part the veil that hides the Southern Ocean from our understanding and appreciation.": 08534: 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
Farthest North: The Quest for the North Pole, Holland, Clive (Editor)
11 Holland, Clive (Editor)
Farthest North: The Quest for the North Pole
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1994: 0786701285 / 9780786701285: First Printing: Hard Cover: Fine: Near Fine: 305 pages, with Sources. Illustrated with black & white plates and maps.: 05892: 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
The Frozen Frontier, Liggett, Walter W.
12 Liggett, Walter W.
The Frozen Frontier
New York: Macaulay: 1927: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: Light wear, bumpin to extremities. Previous owner names on front free endpaper, else clean and free of writing and marks. 304 pp., plus ads for novels by Elinor Glyn and Victoria Cross.: 05801: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Karluk : The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration, McKinlay, William Laird
13 McKinlay, William Laird
Karluk : The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration
London: Book Club Associates: 1976: BOOK CLUB EDITION: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Incredible story of survival after Stefansson's Arctic expedition (1913-1918) lost its lead ship, the Karluk, in the icy Arctic just as the expedition began. The author was among the crew on the Karluk and lived to tell this story.: 02071: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica, Pyne, Stephen J.
14 Pyne, Stephen J.
The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica
Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa Press: 1987: 0877451524 / 9780877451525: 2nd Printing: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: 428 pp., Notes, Sources, Index.: 05866: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 

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