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121. Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica:
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122. Wild Harmony: Animals of the North
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125. Sir Ernest Shackleton: By Endurance
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127. The North Pole: Its Discovery
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134. Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic
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121. Ann and Liv Cross Antarctica: Dream Come True
by Zoe Alderfer Ryan, Nicholas Reti
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Asin: 0738209341
Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Sales Rank: 600950
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A factual account of the Bancroft Arnesen Expedition across Antarctica aimed at ages 9-12. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars My nieces and nephews loved this book!
I have 8 nieces and nephews, ranging in age from 1 to 12, and bought a few of these books for them as a gift. THEY LOVED IT!
The younger ones loved all the colorful pictures and drawings, and the opportunity in the back of the book to "Draw their own Dream", and the older children loved the adventure and excitement as the journey unfolded. It made for great nighttime reading with the children for several nights in a row during my visit, and will be a keepsake amongst their collection. Fantastic! ... Read more


122. Wild Harmony: Animals of the North
by William O., Jr. Pruitt
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Asin: 1558210083
Catlog: Book (1988-11-01)
Publisher: Lyons Pr
Sales Rank: 1294234
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars brilliant prose and accurate portrait of the north country
I thought that this book excellent. pruitt's tale is a story of the north country that exposes the bevahoirs, violent or not of its residents. pruitt explores the interelatedness of all thing and the ecological balence that the north country assumes. pruittt examines the predator and prey relationships and provides the reader with an understanding from all view points. pruit tells this tale in a way that envoke the almost nostalgic pure reactions for such a place. pruitt is not telling a book about a magic forest adventure though, everything is the truth, the author is a professor of zoology. the combination of effective prose and scientific fact make an interesting read. ... Read more


123. The Great White South: Traveling With Robert F. Scott's Doomed South Pole Expedition
by Herbert G. Ponting, Lady Scott, Roland Huntford
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Asin: 0815411618
Catlog: Book (2002-01)
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers
Sales Rank: 381089
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175 photos illustrate this account by photographer Ponting of his journey with Capt. Robert Scott to the Antarctic, a voyage from which Scott did not return. ... Read more


124. Call of the North : An Explorer's Journey to the North Pole
by Jean Malaurie
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Asin: 0810906228
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Sales Rank: 355103
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Enraptured by the Inuit way of life ever since he became the first Frenchman to reach the North Pole by dog sled in 1951, Jean Malaurie records for all time the disappearing traditions of the Inuits-in an enthralling photo-documentary that is also a terrific adventure story by one of the great explorers of our age.

While leading more than 30 scientific expeditions from Greenland to Siberia, Malaurie has witnessed the changes thrust upon the Inuits as they have been wrenched from their traditional culture into the nuclear age. In riveting narrative and 300 color photographs of awesome landscapes, daily life in igloos, whale- hunting scenes, and shamanic rituals, he captures "the call of the north" that keeps drawing him to the polar world.
300 photographs in full color, 336 pages, 10 x 13" ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible photography! KUDOS!
This is the most remarkable Arctic book you can buy. It is physically huge! It is a coffee table book if you have big, robust coffee table. I have never seen so many full page and double page photos in a book before. It was produced in Italy, and the picture quality is astounding. Hundreds of images of the Inuit, their ice cave homes, hunting, dogs, Eskimo carvings, family life, etc.

Worth every penny!
Bravo! An amazing man, an amazing collection of his great images. ... Read more


125. Sir Ernest Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer (Great Explorations)
by Patricia Calvert
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Asin: 0761414851
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Publisher: Benchmark Books (NY)
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126. Arctic Quest : Odyessy Through a Threatened Wilderness
by Chad Kister
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Asin: 1567512364
Catlog: Book (2003-04-15)
Publisher: Common Courage Press
Sales Rank: 844020
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Chad Kister takes you on a riveting 700-mile journey by raft and foot. See the Arctic Refuge beauty first hand through the dangers Kister survives. A broken backpack -- repaired with caribou antlers -- pales against the spirited chase by security guards trying to stop his discovery of what big oil is doing to this fragile land.

"I was grabbed from the first page. Few young whippersnappers can pull off an adventure this thrilling with such charming and refreshing naivete and later write about it like an old pro. His masterful story telling ability riveted me to the book. But by the end I realized I had gained so much insight into the politics of oil exploration in this contended wilderness. I can't wait to see what's next from this new young writer." -- Bernd Heinrich, -author of The New York Times bestseller Ravens in Winter and A Year in the Maine Woods

After the 700-mile journey through the Arctic Refuge in 1991 that is the subject of this book, Chad Kister lobbied the U.S. to do more at the Earth Summit with a week-long fast in front of the White House, and went on a speaking tour about the environment throughout Japan in 1993. He returned to the Arctic in 1993 to climb Misty Mountain. Kister organized numerous political walks from 70 to 849 miles long, and is now the coordinator of Dysart Defenders, a group working to save one of the last ancient forests in Ohio. He is also the coordinator of the Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign and has personally lobbied Senators and Representatives with his first-hand experiences of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and thousands of petition signatures.

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1-0 out of 5 stars Self-indulgence, thy name is Chad
Make no mistake, this book is not about the Alaskan wilderness.This book is about Chad Kister.The sole purpose of this turgid tome to demonstrate what an amazing person Chad is.If you believe any of these tall tales, I've got some beachfront real estate in Arizona that you might be interested in.

5-0 out of 5 stars Arctic Quest
Kister has written one of the best travel/adventure books I have had the pleasure to read.I believe it to be as good as Eric Newby's, "A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush."Looking beyond just his writing, his adventures in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are inspiring to all of us who wish to be better friends, caretakers, and participants of the environment.We will hear much more from this talented young man that is working determinedly for a better tomorrow.

5-0 out of 5 stars A thrilling adventure tale - exquisitely written
This book is remarkably written - I couldn't put it down.While some may disagree with the environmental message, it makes you keenly aware of the fragile ecosystem in the Alaskan wilderness. Prior to reading the book I did not have an appreciation of the beauty of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.Chad Kister's survival skills are incredible. His ability to navigate flood-stage rivers, find food - cooking lousewort, and fish were amazing.His night of hypothermia after his raft overturned and how he overcame it is a lesson for all who who might have a wilderness experience.

2-0 out of 5 stars The first couple of pages are good, the rest is rather bland
The author shares his haughty opinions on the following:
1. How the Alaskan wilderness is dying off.
2. How the US government and oil companies are such evil monsters.
3. How to disobey authority in any given place, especially ecologically-threatened places.
4. How to live in your own little unrealistic world and write a book about it. ... Read more


127. The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
by Robert E. Peary, Theodore Roosevelt, Robert M. Bryce
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Asin: 0815411383
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers
Sales Rank: 816379
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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A year after Cook claimed to have reached the North Pole, Peary announced that Cook never made it and that he, Peary, was the Pole's true conqueror. In his book he recounts his landmark expedition. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars great inroduction
This is a fine book with a fine introduction. Peary may have been a racist who said he took African American Matt Henson with him because he said "I did not feel called upon to share the honors that might occur with any other man", but this is still an interesting read even if Peary never actually reached the pole.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not use my review for the AUDIO TAPE!
Amazon? Earth to Amazon? Come in please. My review was for a book with a bad introduction, not for an audio tape of the actual classic sans negative introduction. Oh, well.

This is BOOK REVIEW: Cooper Square anti-Peary introduced version. This classic has been spoiled by another "bully pulpit" 28-page anti-Peary introduction. As a public domain work it may be facsimile reproduced by anyone. ANYONE. And so it has.

The work is a classic in exploration history, but the "new" introduction is from an anti-Peary crusader. Thumbs down! ... Read more


128. Antarctic Oasis: Under the Spell of South Georgia
by Tim Carr, Pauline Carr
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Asin: 0393046052
Catlog: Book (1998-05-01)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Sales Rank: 225152
Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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An account of one couple's life on a remote island beyond the Polar Front, a tale to rival the exploits of the great nineteenth-century explorers. After twenty-five years of cruising the world's oceans, renowned blue-water sailors Pauline and Tim Carr found themselves being drawn to the lonely places of the higher latitudes to experience earth's last, scarcely touched regions. Antarctic Oasis records the culmination of those exploits. True adventurers, the Carrs have lived year-round on South Georgia for five years--its only civilian inhabitants--experiencing a way of life that has all but vanished from our modern world. A center of the Norwegian whaling industry in the last century, today a remnant of the far-flung British Empire, South Georgia is a splendid if forbidding land of towering, glacier-clad mountains and a treacherous, storm-torn coast punctuated by sheltered bays. During its brief polar summer, the island's verdant shoreline offers Antarctic wildlife a place to feed, mate, and rear their young. The only humans on the scene, the Carrs have learned intimate details about the lives of whales, penguins, seals, albatrosses, skuas, and many others. In all seasons the Carrs explore South Georgia's uncompromising coast aboard their yacht Curlew. Their deep fascination with the island, its wildlife, and its history will stir the spirit of adventure and discovery in us all. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for the Colour Photography. Next best to going there
Fitting tribute to the sometimes threatened wildlife on this island - South Georgia. Apart from the stunning bird photographs with those amazing snow-capped peaks, there is the effusive commentary, emphasizing the natural moods of the place, with journeys by boat, hiking, on skis, explorations made more meaningful with some of the scientists from their bases. In fact the Carr's are the only permanent residents here, so taken with the wildness of the place, and actually run the Whaling museum. Not the least of characters is the famed one hundred year old Falmouth (England, UK) built cutter with whom we can share it's history in the final chapter of the book. This is no ordinary boat, not for all that the Carr's have taken her through these last 25 years. First hearing of the Carr's exploits in John Ridgeway's 'Then we sailed away', somehow the dangers of their journeys, although not exactly glossed over, are not depicted as felt experience as in the Ridgeway work, feeling more like the safe narrative encountered in a childrens' version of a day at sea. The reader is not aware of the friction and general mayhem that is so well recounted by John. Also there is no sense of the 'burden of the possession of mind', lonely outposts bringing on philosophical musings than is done here, unless of course they were were always an idyllically matched and happy couple. It is not that sort of book, rather allowing the displacement of humanity as much as possible in order to bring out into greatest relief, the exorbitant wildlife.

5-0 out of 5 stars Impasioned account of the remote sub-antarctic
Having been to South Georgia and met the Carr's three years ago, I was very excited to see their marvelous habitat so poignantly displayed. It is a world of the crossroads of many ecologic niches, man's tenuous and not always synergistic intersection with it, and and an adventuresome couple's love for the land, sea, and animals. A bit more could have been said about Shackleton and his place in its history, but over-all highly recommended. It only enforced my desire to return.

RB Schoene Seattle, WA

5-0 out of 5 stars A book for adventurers in body or spirit
Smitten by South Georgia after 20+ years of sailing the world in a 28' cutter, the Carrs have generously chosen to share the object of their affection through breathtaking photographs and charming text. The reader accompanies them as they explore the coastal bays, ski across glaciers, and wonder at being preened by an albatross. Holding this book in your hands is a reminder of the truth of the definition of work as "love made visible."

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic!
Like another of the reviewers of this beautiful book, I had the pleasure of visiting South Georgia last December. The Carrs lectured to us aboard out ship after our stop in Gritviken where the Curlew is moored amid the remnants of the now-defunct commercial whaling industry. The Carrs are fascinating people, and they have done more than justice to South Georgia, a place of haunting, rusting, other-worldly ghost towns as well as rampant wildlife. The Carr's pictures really capture the island, and their story is fascinating. I can't recommend the book highly enough. It sits in a place of honor in my home and I make everyone who enters at least look at the pictures. A marvelous book!

5-0 out of 5 stars The definitive South Georgia pictorial
I had the pleasure of visiting South Georgia January 1998, meet the authors, Tim and Pauline Carr, and see their home/transport/magic carpet, the tiny "Curlew" in Grytviken. This certainly added dimensionality to the book, but by itself it is arresting and filled with stunning photographs of haunting beauty showing the island and its unique fauna- only someone who actually lived there and loved it could create this gorgeous book. If you enjoy the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic islands, this is the book for you. ... Read more


129. South: The Endurance Expedition (Penguin Classics)
by Ernest, Sir Shackleton, Fergus Fleming, Frank Hurley
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Asin: 0142437794
Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s excruciating and inspiring expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance has long captured the public imagination. South is his own first-hand account of this epic adventure.

As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship, gradually crushing it and marooning twenty-eight men on the polar ice. Alone in the world’s most unforgiving environment, Shackleton and his team began a brutal quest for survival. And as the story of their journey across treacherous seas and a wilderness of glaciers and snow fields unfolds, the scale of their courage and heroism becomes movingly clear. ... Read more


130. My Attainment of the Pole
by Frederick Albert Cook
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Asin: 0815411375
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Cook, allegedly the first man to reach the North Pole, recounts his adventures at the top of the world, his meetings with eskimos and his hunting of musk ox, plus his subsequent debates with Robert Peary after he had returned to his homeland. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Cook, first man to the North Pole
Excellent book and excellent adventure book. I especially enjoyed the updates provided in the book which is a reprint by the Cook Society. I am only vaguely aware of the controversy because of a friend who is invloved in high arctic camping. No matter what, Dr. Cook and his Inuit friends are cut of exceptional cloth to have endured so much, almost casually. However, I will say that Dr. Cook appears to be a more pleasant person than Admiral Peary.

5-0 out of 5 stars I believe he made it !
Although the Cook/Peary North Pole controversy still rages after over 90 years, I believe that this republication of Frederick A. Cook's My Attainment of the Pole should help immeasurably in eliminating all doubt about Cook's accomplishment.

The book not only is a faithful, easy-to-read republication of Cook's 1911 opus, it contains up-to-date data from well-established polar explorers and historians that validate Cook's original observations. It also confronts the Peary arguments (and what appear to be "dirty tricks") head-on, and emergesw victorious.

After reading the book, I was convinced that Cook was the first to attain the Pole and believe you will reach the same conclusion. ... Read more


131. Silas: The Antarctic Diaries of Charles S. Wright
by Colin Bull
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Asin: 0814205488
Catlog: Book (1993-05-01)
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent first-person narrative by early polar explorer
This book provides an excellent, (annotated) first-person narrative by an early polar explorer. The annotation provides just enough supplementary material to provide context and clarification for the modern reader, without interrupting Charles Wright's voice.The illustrations are really marvelous.

Having read the book about five years ago, I don't remember a great deal of detail, but one moment stands out:Wright describes, off-handedly, waking up in a sleeping bag soaked by a puddle of ice that melted as he slept on it.Anyone who hasspent the night in a drenched, cold sleeping bag knows how hard a person you have to be to take such a thing as a matter of course.

(I should mention that I am the son of the editor of this book, so my views are perhaps not entirely unbiased.) ... Read more


132. Ice Man: The Remarkable Adventures of Antarctic Explorer to
by Michael Smith, Annie Brady
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Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
Publisher: Dufour Editions
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133. Norway's Arctic Highway: Mo I Rana to Kirkenes
by John Douglas
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Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
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Norway's Arctic Highway stretches 900 miles from Mo i Rana to Kirkenes, almost all of the route within the Arctic Circle. At its most northern point the road comes to within 19.5 degrees of the North Pole. This is a region ofintense physical beauty--tundra plateaux, vast glaciers, and magnificent fjords. It's also the land of the Sami people. Includes places to stay, places to eat, what to see, getting to Norway from North America and other parts of Europe, a kilometer by kilometer route guide, and background information on the people, flora, and fauna of the region.
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134. Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer
by Tim Moore
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Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.07 out of 5 stars
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In the 1850s, a wealthy British philanthropist by the name of Lord Dufferin sailed his yacht into the Arctic Circle and wrote the bestselling travelogue Letters from High Latitudes. In the 1990s, British writer Tim Moore decided to follow Dufferin's steps--by boat, plane, and bike. This retracing of Dufferin's travels across Iceland, into Norway, and to Spitzbergen (prompted when Moore reads the Lord's 19th-century memoir) is told in a lively, self-deprecating style and starts out brimming with funny anecdotes and interesting tidbits, particularly about Iceland, a report-happy land where the government commissions studies about "the effects of centrifugal force at roundabouts" and where "53 percent of the Icelanders believe in elves."

While Moore continues to unleash an often funny ramble about his northern excursion, something happens mid-book around the time he learns he's lost a work-related lawsuit back in England: perhaps Moore's mind is disintegrating in the polar blasts or he's lost his will to sustain anaudience, but the writer's style becomes more manic, his recorded observations are frequently peppered with the base and crude, and his obsession changes from the travels of Lord Dufferin to the fate of one of Dufferin's colleagues, Wilson. The same writing voice that keeps one amused through the first half of the book starts to annoy by the end, as Moore stops providing much relevant info, and instead goes on at great lengths about the price of hot dogs, his nights of drinking and frequent bouts ofnausea. Too disgusting in parts to warrant a recommendation to those easily shocked, this jumbled travelogue is nevertheless an often entertaining look into Tim Moore's personal Arctic madness.--Melissa Rossi ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars The components of this book didn't quite gel
This book had the ingredients of a great travel book. First, the author is very witty at times. Second, he chose Iceland, which is one of Europe's more intriguing nations, and the fact that his wife is Icelandic gives him some bicultural insights. Third, travel books need some sort of 'hook' or theme, and Moore's theme is to retrace the travels of Lord Dufferin, a 19th-century adventurer. Moore starts with an overview of life in Iceland (the best part), discusses a cross-Iceland bicycle journey (too many pages dedicated to a fairly uneventful trip), then describes a boat trip from Iceland to Norway (during which he's incapacitated by seasickness), and eventually works his way north to the Norwegian island of Svalbard. One of the reasons this book didn't 'work' for me is that the author comes across as a disagreeable person. He tries to be funny and entertaining, but refers to his outbursts of temper directed at others often enough that one is left wondering how disagreeable Tim Moore really is in real life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps it's just because I'm British but...
To be considered more than just a good book, any travelogue has to show more than simply intelligence, humour or stylish writing. It requires a good theme - the writer needs to have an original and clearly defined purpose. In all of these criterion (and more presumably)Moore has surpassed all of my own expectations that I had before I bought it. The humour is, in places very English, but that should not deter anyone else from reading it. The only real reason why Tim can't be regarded as an equal to Bill Bryson is because unlike Bill, who has lived in Britain and America for vast periods of time, Moore only knows life in Britain. This alone is probably enough to put lots of Americans, Canadians, Australians etc. off but the fact that many people cant understand the jokes must be very frustrating. Personally, I understood it all but that's firstly because of where I'm from and secondly because I'm a cynic and enjoy reading books where the writer is self-depreciating. The book is informative and witty but something tells me that an attempt at another travel book might prove foolish on his part. He would need at least as good a theme and would need to sustain his humour over an even longer period. Read this one though - it's good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Whinging and Cringing After Dufferin
It says everything about this book, really, that the title comes from an intensely colloquial joke that is too obscene to repeat here. Frost on My Moustache is a travel humor book that focuses far more on humor and cursing than it does on the travel. But what it lacks in actual information it more than makes up for in laughter - the kind of oh-god-just-let-me-take-another-breath laughter that can lead to hospitalization, insanity, and inexplicable joy. However, Moore - and his book - aren't for everyone.

Moore is very colloquially British - he uses lots of pop culture references that will not be obvious to most Americans (or Europeans or Australians or...). He's also very much like a certain kind of aging college student: perpetually intoxicated, foul-mouthed, inclined to rant and whine. But despite it all, he's lots of fun, and while you might not like him, you'll love reading about his travels.

The word that most often gets used in Tim Moore book reviews is "Bryson." The comparisons between Tim Moore and Bill Bryson are apparently unavoidable. And, to a certain extent, they hold true: both writers are very funny, both are extremely tightfisted, both spend an awful lot of time complaining. But Moore is not Bryson. At most, he could be described as an embryo Bryson - he hasn't yet learned the secrets of a wide appeal, a cultivated air, or a dignified approach to life. Moore curses, he wails, he throws regular temper tantrums, he's sulky and lazy and fixated. And he eats a lot of hot dogs. Don't expect thoughtful cultural exposition, insightful observations, or descriptions of the local cuisine from him.

But I promise you: if you pick up Frost on My Moustache, you will experience frequent bouts of all-out hysteria. This book is well worth buying and reading, not once, but again and again.

1-0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to like this book, but...
... I could only suffer through 17 pages before putting it down for good. The prose seemed deliberately obfuscated and gossipy, and the way it was presented was so far from compelling that I had to read the back cover to figure out what he was droning on about.

Now if the book delivered what the back cover promised, that would have been great. And maybe it did. But I found myself easily distracted and completely without any understanding of what he was talking about.

Maybe if I was English, some of the names and places would have been more familiar. So I can't recommend this book, even though it sounds like it would have been fascinating, to hear reviewers tell it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quirky Nordic Travelogue
Wonderful, quirky, moaning travelogue. Tim goes around Iceland and parts of Norway. Tim Moore does not travel well. He does not like some of the places he travels to. He doesn't even get to some he plans on. Real travelling. Great writing. Easy reading with several belly-laughs thrown in. Highly recommended. ... Read more


135. Scott's Last Expedition: A Record of the Only Equestrian Journey Across Antarctica
by Robert Scott
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Asin: 1590480694
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: Long Riders' Guild Press
Sales Rank: 1396649
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136. A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic
by E. C. Pielou
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Asin: 0226668134
Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Sales Rank: 1583709
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book is a practical, portable guide to all of the Arctic's natural history--sky, atmosphere, terrain, ice, the sea, plants, birds, mammals, fish, and insects--for those who will experience the Arctic firsthand and for armchair travelers who would just as soon read about its splendors and surprises. It is packed with answers to naturalists' questions and with questions--some of them answered--that naturalists may not even have thought of.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Arctic Ecotour guide's life-line
I worked for four years in a remote, eco-lodge and used to carry at least five books for the guest who wanted to know everything. When I found this book, it remidied the necessity to carry so many books. This book covers enough topics to be useful in almost every situation. It is well written and clear. This book was my life-line and I recommend it to everyone who is travelling north of the tree-line.

4-0 out of 5 stars a book to be read again and again
I have backpacked on the arctic plain on numerous occasions.Having this book along helps one appreciate the beauty and inter-related nature of the terrain.This is a book to be read more than once; read it on the flight to Alaska. Reading about how the insects torment the caribou makes one appreciate that one has repellants along, and a tent to be inside of.Of the various guides I have been with, this is almost a standard reference book to have with them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated, elegantly written
This book is a "must have" for the advanced undergraduate, beginning grad student, or serious amateur naturalist interested in the North. While a combination of other books may be more comprehensive, if Ihad to trek north to the Yukon, this is what I would throw in my backpack.Pielou's knowledge and love of the high latitudes bursts through everypage, and the pen and ink illustrations convey a real sense of both faunaand flora. ... Read more


137. Schwatka's Search: Sledging In The Arctic In Quest Of The Franklin Records
by William H. Gilder
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Asin: B0002YBIVE
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Manufacturer: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Sales Rank: 1253404
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138. South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917
by Ernest Henry Shackleton
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Asin: 1841581186
Catlog: Book (2002-02-01)
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
Sales Rank: 292800
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When we read accounts of polar exploration today, we are impressed. When we read of the exploits of men such as Ernest Shackleton we are astounded. To survive under the conditions that he and his men experienced, with equipment deemed primitive by today's standards, is almost beyond our ken. Shackleton tells the story of his last expedition (1914-1917) when his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by pack ice. He went on to complete an 800-mile open boat journey and then a twenty-mile hike through the mountains in order to save his men. And he did. ... Read more


139. Searchers
by Scott Browning
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Asin: 0970863209
Catlog: Book (2001-06)
Publisher: Cougar Pr
Sales Rank: 1024801
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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The scientists stared at the impossible—a man frozen in the Antarctic ice for 10,000 years who had been alive in the 20th century. It didn’t make sense, but here he was, a haunting mystery staring back at them, a thrilling secret locked behind his lifeless eyes. They knew he had been a part of the legendary Talon Expedition. They knew Talon had set out for the South Pole in 1909 convinced that its magnetic fields held the secret to time travel. They knew Talon had failed—until now. Joined by an elite Navy team, the scientists set out across the vast, forbidding continent in search of Talon's hidden base. Leading the expedition are two brothers, Jared and Blake Townsend. Burdened by a horrible family secret, at war with each other, they soon find their destinies linked in a shared obsession to uncover Talon’s breakthrough. As the Antarctic winter descends, they will struggle to survive in the unforgiving climate, facing mutiny, and worse. And the shocking truth they uncover will profoundly change not only their own lives, but the course of all history. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Intrigued
Intriguing from beginning to end, this first effort by Mr. Browning will be a light in the wilderness for more to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast reading for busy people
This book is a compelling adventure story set in the world's most unforgiving continent,
Antarctica. The characters are well-drawn, the plot clips along nicely, and the author's
descriptions of the vast, frozen hinterland are at times poetic. As I read, I couldn't help
but envision this tale being spun on film. Browning's movie industry experience has given this
story the edge it needs to become a box-office hit. I recommend this book for adults
only due to violence, moderate sexual content, and colorful language. For busy people without much
time for leisure reading, Scott Browning provides a fast-paced, fascinating diversion that can easily
be read in a few evenings, provided ofcourse that the reader can put the book down!

5-0 out of 5 stars Searchers by Scott Browning
Having been the owner of a fast growing small business for the past 14 years and involved in many community and professional activities (in addition to family responsibilities), I have not taken the time to read an entire book for years, and I have not read a novel since before I started my business. I've bought recommended books from time-to-time, read the first few chapters, but have never finished reading any of the books.

Recently, a good friend recommended Scott Browning's book, Searchers, and I actually read it from cover to cover! I fould Searchers to be extremely enjoyable reading. The tale is filled with intrigue, excitement, adventure, risk, surprise and human emotion. I've always enjoyed science fiction, particularly when it is founded on theories that could someday prove to be reality.

I think Scott Browning's Searchers would appeal to most busy entrepreneurs who have an inherent drive to pursue the adventure of the unknowm and take risks. I recommend Searchers highly to other entrepreneurs as an outstanding diversion from the routing reading of business books and articles.

Chuck McCabe
President & CEO
Peoples Income Tax, Inc.

4-0 out of 5 stars A fun, fast-paced read
This book is terrific vacation or leisure reading. I enjoyed the page-turning action and suspense, as well as the vivid and accurate descriptions of Antarctica, especially the storms. "Searchers" is a unique blend of sci-fi, adventure/action, with just the right touch of romance. This author could well be the next Michael Crichton...

5-0 out of 5 stars Searchers
Very quick review, this is a well written book. Full of detail with an in depth story line. I am looking forward to more books by this same author. I forsee his work becoming common place in my library. Well done. ... Read more


140. Life Under Ice
by Mary M. Cerullo, Bill Curtsinger
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Asin: 0884482464
Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Sales Rank: 137811
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Marine photographer Bill Curtsinger has returned to Antarctica a number of times to photograph the animals and plants that survive in the icy, ice-capped waters at the end of the earth. Mary Cerullo shares his story with us, telling what’s it like to start a diving trip by cutting a hole in ice eight to ten feet thick, then diving into the chilly depths with the light shining through your entry hole the only beacon to your escape route.

Bill’s amazing photographs and his curiosity about the world combine to show us a strange and wonderful part of our earth, where some fish survive by having clear blood that acts like antifreeze, jellyfish and sponges and sea spiders grow enormous, the food chain is short, and even minor changes in conditions can affect the survival rate of baby penguins. We learn how penguins and seals are adapted for life on the ice and under it, how the ice acts like a greenhouse roof for marine plants during Antarctica’s summer months, and how it keeps the water warmer than the air during the frigid winter.

Bill meets scientists from all over the world who travel to Antarctica to study not only its marine life, but weather, the stars, climate change, and human impacts. This is inquiry-based science, up close—and often under ice. A glossary and resource list at the end of the book continue the learning, and an excellent curriculum guide on Antarctica is available online from the American Museum of Natural History. ... Read more


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