Books to read
Under Antarctic Ice: The Photographs of Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu and Jim Mastro
From above, the vast stunning landscapes of icebergs, mountains and freezing desert. But from below the ice, Antarctica takes on an entirely new form. View the ecosystems rarely seen in this book of Antarctic photography.
The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins
by Simon Nasht
Among many adventures, Hubert Wilkins was the first person to fly in the Antarctic. This fascinating biography shares the life of the great explorer and his many achievements in the world’s most unknown places.
Leading on the Edge
by Rachael Robertson
Leading an Antarctic expedition is no easy feat, but for Rachael Robertson, it was a life-changing learning experience. In this inspirational, leadership biography you’ll learn how to strengthen your leaderships skills in any extreme situation.
by James Castrission
Many attempts were made, but no one succeeded to walk from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance, until 2012. James Castrission tells the story of his adventure with friend Justin Jones in this incredible true story through the frozen desert.
The Ice Beneath My Feet: My year in Antarctica
by Diana Patterson
Dive into the day-to-day life of an Antarctic station manager in this adventurous memoir. As the first female station manager at Mawson research station, Diana Patterson had to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make it in the male-dominated, frozen tundra.
The Home of the Blizzard
by Sir Douglas Mawson
One of Australia’s leading explorers, Sir Douglas Mawson chronicles the Australasian Antarctic expedition of the early 1900s. The book covers the daily happenings of the expedition, from humorous stories of the crew, to wildlife and unimaginable weather conditions.
Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
by Sara Wheeler
Spending seven months in Antarctica as a writer-in-residence, Sara Wheeler shares a journey of discovery in this lively and educational book about her experiences and the history of Antarctica.
by Kim Stanley Robinson
When Wade Norton arrives to Antarctica, he meets face to face with the environmental and political groups that make up the icy community. This novel offers an unearthly description of Antarctica that will take you out of reality.
End of the Earth: Voyaging to Antarctica
by Peter Matthiessen and Kenneth Garrett
Explore the islands off Antarctica with literary naturalist, Peter Matthiessen. Learn about the wildlife, history and explorers of the inhospitable environment of Antarctica in this fascinating true story.
Of Dogs and Men: Fifty Years in the Antarctic
by Kevin Walton and Rick Atkinson
Step back in time with this collection of stories shared by fifty Antarctic explorers and scientists. Recount the history of dogs and their journey as man’s oldest friend in Antarctica.