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2019 ANTARCTIC CALENDAR

THE 2019 ANTARCTIC CALENDAR

12 A4 pages, each with a different Antarctic scene from the golden age of Antarctic exploration.

Size is 305 x 214mm, on thick glossy paper. A real treasure - and a perfect stocking filler for Christmas (which is nearer than you realise).

Calendar is in a large white envelope and posted in a strong cardboard envelope.

Price: £8.25
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HUSKIES OF THE HEROIC ERA OF ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION
A short history of Huskies during the heroic age of Antarctic Exploration
written by David Jensen, chairman of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, the not for profit charity he founded in 1997 to conserve the historic huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica.

This is a fascinating account of the development of the use of huskies who first stepped ashore in Antarctica on February 17, 1899 and left their paw marks on the ice for the very last time 95 years later in 1994.

76 pp, softback, approx. 30 pictures. All royalties from the sale of this book go to the Mawsons Huts Foundation. Price: £12.00  Order

 

HUSKIES OF THE HEROIC ERA OF ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION


THE SOUTH POLAR TRAIL
The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
Ernest Mills Joyce. With an introduction by Hugh Robert Mill
And a new introduction by Beau Riffenburgh


From the dust-jacket of the original edition:

"The whole grim truth about life on an Antarctic expedition will never be printed, but in this book, a transcript of the log kept by Mr. Joyce on the most arduous depot-laying journeys ever accomplished, real facts are bluntly revealed without idealization or romance. Mr. Joyce, who had entered the Navy at the age of fifteen, had so distinguished himself in previous Antarctic expeditions that he was asked by Shackleton to join his Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition, and put in charge of the laying of depots at intervals of sixty miles from the Ross Sea to the Beardmore Glacier within six degrees twenty minutes of the South Pole.

The introduction by Dr Hugh Robert Mill, the well-known expert in Antarctic travel, enables the reader to start the log fully informed of all the circumstances of the journey. 

Further details.

This is a limited edition facsimile of 300 individually numbered copies of the 1929 original, including the jacket. 

Hardback, jacketed, 220pp + 32 plates.60 illustrations. Price £30.00 Order.

THE SOUTH POLAR TRAIL


two years below the horn

TWO YEARS BELOW THE HORN 
A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin—Andrew Taylor 
Edited and with an introduction by Stephen Haddelsey

Andrew Taylor, the field commander of Operation Tabarin was one of the forgotten heroes of Antarctic exploration. Early in 1944 nine men landed on a tiny, barren island off the west coast of the Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. Armed with only a small assortment of rifles and pistols and with an obsolete 12-pounder mounted on the bows of their decrepit supply vessel, their official purpose was to prevent German U-boats and surface raiders from using Antarctic and sub-Antarctic harbours for refuelling and resupply. Unofficially, they were tasked with reasserting British territorial rights in the face of increasingly confident incursions by neutral Argentina. Written in 1947 by the man who ultimately became Operation Tabarin’s commander-in-the-field, this is the only contemporary account to cover the expedition’s entire two-year history. Never before published, it provides a unique perspective on events that are vital to our understanding of both the history of Antarctic exploration and the complex geopolitics of the region. 

Further details.

Hardback, jacketed, 376pp, approx.; 4pp colour and 12pp b&w plates. Over 80 pictures, drawings and maps. Price: £37.50 Order.



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