In 1997, a group of twenty women set out to become the world's first all female expedition to the North Pole. Sue and Victoria were surprised to find themselves amongst them.
En route to the most isolated and forbidding regions of the globe and facing the bitterest hardships, both were seeking a new beginning. For Sue these were the first steps following treatment for breast cancer. For Victoria, abandoning the security of her career was the sole way to test her self-belief.
This is mother and daughter, Sue and Victoria's personal account of their trials and survival in the Arctic. Honest, shocking, but never too serious, Frigid Women is a celebration of the positive, 'anything is possible' attitude which can transform life's tribulations into its most rewarding experience.
by Sue Riches & Victoria Riches
Foreword by Dawn French
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Called "exceptionally poignant" by Nature magazine, Fen Montaigne's sensitive and timely account of five months in Antarctica gives a taste of the global changes that will soon arrive in our own backyards. Scientist Bill Fraser has devoted three decades to Antarctica, and in that time this breathtaking region has warmed faster than any place on earth, with profound consequences for the Ad̩lies, the classic tuxedoed penguin that is dependent on sea ice to survive.
During the Antarctic spring and summer of 2005-2006, author Fen Montaigne spent five months working on Fraser's field team, and he returned with a moving tale that chronicles the beauty of the wildest place on earth, the lives of the beloved Ad̩lies, the saga of the discovery of the Antarctic Peninsula, and the story - told through Fraser's work - of how rising temperatures are swiftly changing this part of the world. It's Montaigne's "descriptive prowess, his ability to evoke lavender and cobalt, magenta and violet without waxing purple, that most impresses" (New York Times Book Review) as he chronicles the penguins' plight, which is also our own.
by Fen Montaigne
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by Angnakuluk Friesen
A celebration of a tight-knit community in the Arctic
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The harrowing story of the ill-fated Endurance, now in paperback.
In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed from England in an attempt to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Five months later and still 100 miles from land, their ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. The expedition survived another five months camping on ice floes, followed by a perilous journey through stormy seas to remote and unvisited Elephant Island. In a dramatic climax to this amazing survival story, Shackleton and five others navigated 800 miles of treacherous open ocean in a 20-foot boat to fetch a rescue ship.
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World vividly re-creates one of the most extraordinary adventure stories in history. Jennifer Armstrong narrates this unbelievable story with vigor, an eye for detail, and an appreciation of the marvelous leadership of Shackleton, who brought home every one of his men alive.
by Jennifer Armstrong