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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Feb 14, 2014 07:15PM) (new)

Diane | 12805 comments Books set in Antarctica:



Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
No Horizon Is So Far Two Women and Their Historic Journey Across Antarctica by Liv Arnesen No Horizon Is So Far Two Women and Their Historic Journey by Liv Arnesen
The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
The Endurance Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander
Ice Bound One Woman's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielsen Ice Bound: One Woman's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole by Jerri Nielsen
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Troubling a Star (Austin Family, #7) by Madeleine L'Engle Troubling a Star by Madeleine L'Engle
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
The Final Warning (Maximum Ride, #4) by James Patterson The Final Warning by James Patterson
Ice Station (Shane Schofield, #1) by Matthew Reilly Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
Subterranean by James Rollins Subterranean by James Rollins
Pym by Mat Johnson Pym by Mat Johnson
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe
South The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton
Antarctica Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson
Whiteout by Greg Rucka Whiteout by Greg Rucka (1st book in series)
Sea of Glory America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery by Nathaniel Philbrick
Blood and Ice by Robert Masello Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
Terra Incognita Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler
The Last Place On Earth by Roland Huntford The Last Place on Earth by Roland Huntford
In Cold Pursuit A Mystery From The Last Continent (Valena Walker, #1) by Sarah Andrews In Cold Pursuit: A Mystery From The Last Continent by Sarah Andrews
The Lost Men The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party by Kelly Tyler-Lewis The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party by Kelly Tyler-Lewis
Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge
Shackleton Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi Antarctic Odyssey by Graham Collier
Big Dead Place Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica by Nicholas Johnson Big Dead Place: Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica by Nicholas Johnson
Polar Quest (Rogue Angel, #16) by Alex Archer Polar Quest by Alex Archer
Endurance An Epic of Polar Adventure by Frank Arthur Worsley Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure by Frank Arthur Worsley
Sun At Midnight by Rosie Thomas Sun at Midnight by Rosie Thomas
Mawson's Will The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written by Lennard Bickel Mawson's Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written by Lennard Bickel
Shiver by Nikki Gemmell Shiver: A novel by Nikki Gemmell
Beneath the Dark Ice. Greig Beck by Greig Beck Beneath the Dark Ice by Greig Beck
Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan
Anti Ice by Stephen Baxter Anti-Ice by Stephen Baxter
An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
On the Ice An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica by Gretchen Legler On the Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica by Gretchen Legler
The Crystal Desert Summers in Antarctica by David G. Campbell The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica by David G. Campbell
Victim of the Aurora by Thomas Keneally Victim of the Aurora by Thomas Keneally
The Heart of the Antarctic The Farthest South Expedition 1907-1909 by Ernest Shackleton The Heart of the Antarctic: The Farthest South Expedition, 1907-1909 by Ernest Shackleton
In Shackleton's Footsteps A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic by Henry Worsley In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic by Henry Worsley
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World The Extraordinary True Story of the Shakleton Expedition by Jennifer Armstrong Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong
Shackleton's Boat Journey by Frank Arthur Worsley Shackleton's Boat Journey by Frank Arthur Worsley
The South Pole Terror by Kenneth Robeson The South Pole Terror by Kenneth Robeson
Race to the South Pole (The Great Adventures) by Roald Amundsen Race to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen
South Pole A Narrative History of the Exploration of Antarctica by Anthony Brandt South Pole: A Narrative History of the Exploration of Antarctica by Anthony Brandt
The South Pole An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912 by Roald Amundsen The South Pole by Roald Amundsen
End of the Earth Voyaging to Antarctica by Peter Matthiessen End of the Earth: Voyaging to Antarctica by Peter Matthiessen
Black Ice by Matt Dickinson Black Ice by Matt Dickinson
Dark Winter by William Dietrich Dark Winter by William Dietrich
Riding the Ice Wind By Kite and Sledge across Antarctica by Alastair Vere Nicoll Riding the Ice Wind: By Kite and Sledge Across Antarctica by Alastair Vere Nicoll
Race to the Pole Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest by Ranulph Fiennes Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest by Ranulph Fiennes
South with Scott by Edward R.G.R. Evans South with Scott by Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans Baron Mountevans
The Coldest March Scott�s Fatal Antarctic Expedition by Susan Solomon The Coldest March: Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition by Susan Solomon
Life on the Ice No One Goes To Antarctica Alone by Roff Smith Life on the Ice: No One Goes to Antarctica Alone by Roff Smith
Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur
An Empire of Ice Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science by Edward J. Larson An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
Cheltenham in Antarctica by David M. Wilson Cheltenham in Antarctica by David M. Wilson
Into White Silence by Anthony Eaton Into White Silence by Anthony Eaton
Freezing Point by Karen Dionne Freezing Point by Karen Dionne
The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean (Second Edition) by Hadoram Shirihai The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife by Hadoram Shirihai
Slicing the Silence Voyaging to Antarctica by Tom Griffiths Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica by Tom Griffiths
The Coolest Race on Earth Mud, Madmen, Glaciers, and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon by John Hanc The Coolest Race on Earth by John Hanc
Antarctica on a Plate by Alexa Thomson Antarctica on a Plate by Alexa Thomson
The Home Of The Blizzard A True Story Of Antarctic Survival by Douglas Mawson The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival by Douglas Mawson
Ice Bird The Classic Story Of The First Single Handed Voyage To Antarctica by David Lewis Ice Bird: The Classic Story of the First Single-handed Voyage to Antarctica by David Lewis
The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica A Novel by John Calvin Batchelor The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica: A Novel by John Calvin Batchelor
Skating to Antarctica A Journey to the End of the World by Jenny Diski Skating to Antarctica: A Journey to the End of the World by Jenny Diski
Alone The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard Evelyn Byrd Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard Evelyn Byrd
Scott of the Antarctic A Life of Courage and Tragedy by David Crane Scott of the Antarctic: A Life of Courage and Tragedy by David Crane
The Longest Winter Scott's Other Heroes by Meredith Hooper The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes by Meredith Hooper
Emperors of the Ice A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13 by Richard Farr Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13
I Am Just Going Outside Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy by Michael Smith I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy by Michael Smith
Captain Oates Soldier and Explorer by Sue Limb Captain Oates by Sue Limb
Before the Heroes Came Antarctica in the 1890s by T. Baughman Before the Heroes Came by T. Baughman
[bookcover:Pinguine die kleinen Leute der Antarktis.]Waiting to Fly: My Escapades With the Penguins of Antarctica by Ron Naveen
My Life As An Explorer by Roald Amundsen My Life as an Explorer by Roald Amundsen
This Everlasting Silence The Love Letters of Paquita Delprat and Douglas Mawson 1911�1914 by Nancy Robinson Flannery This Everlasting Silence: The Love Letters of Paquita Delprat and Douglas Mawson 1911-1914
Antarctica Life on the Ice by Susan Fox Rogers Antarctica: Life on the Ice by Susan Fox Rogers
Scott & Amundsen dramatischer Kampf um den Südpol by Roland Huntford Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford
Beyond Cape Horn Travels in the Antarctic by Charles Neider Beyond Cape Horn: Travels in the Antarctic by Charles Neider


message 2: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Sun at Midnight by Rosie Thomas by Rosie Thomas is set in Antarctica.


message 4: by Leslie T. (new)

Leslie T. (lat0403) | 30 comments At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by HP Lovecraft

It's also on the 1001 list.


message 6: by Marlowe (new)

Marlowe (mrpopularsentiment) | 1 comments I can't believe you missed The Terror by Dan Simmons !


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I thought Alone had some very beautiful passages.


message 8: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12805 comments Marlowe wrote: "I can't believe you missed The Terror by Dan Simmons!"

I believe The Terror is set in the Canadian Arctic.


message 11: by Brianna (new)

Brianna | 4 comments Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Part of the book is set in Antarctica.


message 13: by Odette (last edited Aug 09, 2015 07:43PM) (new)

Odette (odman) | 202 comments When the Night Comes When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett by Favel Parrett

This book is primarily set in Tasmania. However, one of the main characters works on the 'Nella Dan", a supply ship to the Australian bases in Antartica. There are some chapters describing his visits Antartica and life on board.


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message 16: by Cedricsmom (new)

Cedricsmom (lindaharrison) | 5 comments I'd like to add a book I just started reading last night. It's called Up To This Pointe. It's a YA novel about a ballerina(!) who has a fixation on Antarctica and actually has one of the original explorers as an ancestor, surname of Scott. I'm really enjoying it so far. She's at McMurdo Station for most of the story.


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message 18: by Mome_Rath (last edited Feb 04, 2017 03:50PM) (new)

Mome_Rath | 1254 comments For nature lovers, two more books with the backdrop of Antarctica:

March of the Penguins Companion to the Major Motion Picture by Luc Jacquet March of the Penguins: Companion to the Major Motion Picture by Luc Jacquet
Penguins by Roger Tory Peterson Penguins by Roger Tory Peterson


message 19: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1254 comments Here's a fictional work dealing with love and loss and penguin researchers in Antarctica:
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond My Last Continent by Midge Raymond


message 20: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Brasher | 31 comments It's already been mentioned, but Alone The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard Evelyn Byrd was intensely interesting. My friend did a master's thesis on Byrd and got me really interested.


message 21: by Jack (last edited Aug 31, 2017 05:57PM) (new)

Jack Chaucer (httpgoodreadscomjack_chaucer) | 1 comments One more set in Antarctica, at South Pole Station ...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Nikki White Polar Extremes (Nikki, #3) by Jack Chaucer


message 22: by Kristin (new)

Kristin Mitchell | 1 comments I am part of a group of 80 women with science backgrounds traveling to Antarctica in 2019 with Homeward Bound. Some of us are eager to read up on this amazing place we will be visiting, and are excited to have an extensive list of books ready-made here. Thanks to the list-makers of the world!


message 23: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1254 comments That sounds awesome. Antarctica is beautiful; hope you have a memorable trip!


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