From the 1994 Grand Antarctic Circumnavigation tour brochure...

Reading List

You may wish to prepare yourself for your upcoming journey by reading about the areas that you are going to visit and by exploring particular facets of the program that capture your imagination.

We recommend that you investigate the Earth Sciences, History and Travel sections of your local library where you can get a sense of what has been written about the places on your Antarctica itinerary. You may also wish to investigate some books on photography techniques since you will be witness to the intense wildness and natural beauty that Antarctica offers its visitors.

In order to help you locate reading materials for your trip, we have put together a list that provides a framework of reliable sources and titles by recognized authorities. The framework can easily be adjusted toward one direction or another to suit your own preferences and interests.


Animals of the Antarctic: The Ecology of the Far South. Bernard Stonehouse. Holt Reinhart & Winston, New York, 1972

Another Penguin Summer. O.S. Pettingill, Jr. Scribner's, New York, 1975

Antarctica. C. Neider. Random, New York, 1972

Antarctica and the South Atlantic: Discovery, Development & Dispute. Robert Fox. British Broadcasting Corp., 1985

Antarctica: An Introductory Guide. D. Galimberti. Zagier & Urruty Publications, 6630 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33141-5840, 1991

Antarctica: No Single Country, No Single Sea. Peter Johnson, C. Bong & R. Siegfried. New Holland, London, 1990

Antarctica: The Extraordinary History of Man's Conquest of the Frozen Continent. Reader's Digest, 1990 (2nd ed.)

Antarctica: The Last Frontier. R. Laws. Boxtree, 1989

Antarctica, the Next Decade. A. Parsons. Cambridge University Press, 1987

Antarctic Conquest: The Great Explorers in Their Own Words. Robert Silverberg. Bobbs-Merrill Co., New York, 1965

1910-1916 Antarctic Photographs: Scott, Mawson, and Shackleton Expeditions. H. Ponting and F. Hurley. MacMillan London, Ltd., London, 1979

Antarctic Wildlife. E. Hosking and B. Sage. Croom Helm Ltd., London, 1982

A Time to Speak: An Autobiography. Sir Vivian Fuchs. Nelson, England, 1991

Birds of the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic. G.E. Watson. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, 1975

Breaking the Ice: Life & Work in Antarctica. Rowan Butler. Australia, 1988

Crossing Antarctica. W. Steger and Jon Bowermaster. Random House, New York, 1992

Discovery. R. E. Byrd. G. P. Putnam's & Sons, 1935

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. A. Lansing. Carroll and Graf, Inc., New York, 1959

Land of the Ice King. Clive Johnson. Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, UK, 1990

Life Nature Library: The Poles. W. Ley. Time-Life Books, Netherlands, 1976

North Pole/South Pole: A Guide to the Ecology and Resources of the Arctic and Antarctic. Bernard Stonehouse. Prion, 1990

Penguins. J. Sparks & T. Soper. Facts on File, New York, 1987

Penguins. Roger Tory Peterson. Houghton Mifflin, 1975

Penguins: Past and Present, Here and There. G.G. Simpson. Yale University Press, Connecticut, 1976

Safe Retum Doubtful: the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. John Maxtone-Graham. Scribner, New York, 1988

Scott & Amundsen. R. Huntford. Hodder & Stoughton, 1980

Scott of the Antarctic. Elspeth Huxley. Atheneum, New York, 1990

Seabirds: An Identification Guide. P. Harrison. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1983

Sea Guide to Whales of the World. T. Ritchie and L. Watson. Hutchinson U.K and E.P. Dutton, New York, 1981

Shackleton. R. Huntford. Fawcett, New York, 1987

Shackleton's Boat Journey. F.A. Worsley. Norton, New York, 1977

Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins. S. Leatherwood and R. Reeves. Sierra Club Books, 1983

South: Shackleton 's Last Expedition 1914-17. Sir Ernest Shackleton.120 photos. New Edtion, 1990

The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica. David Campbell. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1992

The Explorations of Antarctica: The Last Unspoiled Continent. G.E. Fogg and D. Smith. Cassell, London, 1990

The Greenpeace Book of Antarctica. J. May. Doubleday, New York, 1988

The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica. S. Pyne. University of Iowa Press, 1987

The Last Place on Earth. R. Huntford. Atheneum, New York, 1985

The Last Wilderness: 80 Days in Antarctica. Paul Brown. Hutchinson, London, 1991

The Voyages of the Discovery: Illustrated History of Scott's Ship. Ann Savours, 1992

The Worst Journey in the World. Apsley Cherry- Garrard. Carroll and Graf, Inc., New York, 1989

Voyage through the Antarctic. R. Adams and R. Lockley. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1983

Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises. Facts on File, 1988

Wild Ice: Antarctic Journeys. R. Naveen, C. Monteath, T. De Roy, and M. Jones. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, and London, 1990

Wildlife of the Polar Regions. G.C. Ray and M.G. McCormick-Ray. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1981

Other Areas

In Patagonia. Bruce Chatwin. Summit Books, New York, 1992

Three Men of the Beagle. R. Lee Marks. Avon Books, New York, 1991

The Uttermost Part of the Earth: Tierra del Fuego. Esteban Lucas Bridges. Dutton, New York, 1988

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