Nansen – The Fram Voyage – Furthest North by Fridjof Nansen (1897) The book that started my interest in the history of polar exploration. Further details on the Fram can be found at the Fram Museum website at: http://www.frammuseum.no/Polar-Expedition/Expedition-1.aspx … Read More »Nansen – The Fram Voyage: Furthest North
ARCTIC SUBMARINE LABORATORY – Collections of Photographs http://www.csp.navy.mil/asl/Scrapbook.htm
Antarctica – Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole by Otto Nordenskjold (1905) Hurst & Blackett, London
The Wellman Polar Airship Expeditions at Virgohamna, Danskoya, Svalbard by P.J. Capelotti Norsk Polarinstitutt, Oslo, 1997
To The Pole – The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd 1925-1927 by Raimund E. Groeler Ohio State University Press, 1998
Arctic Airmen – The RAF in Spitsbergen and North Russia, 1942 by Ernest Schofield & Roy Conyers Nesbit Spellmount, Staplehurst, 2005 First Published by William Kimber in 1987
Oceans, Poles and Airmen – The first flights over wide waters and desolate ice by Richard Montague Random House, New York, 1971
Bernt Balchen – Polar Aviator by Carroll V. Glines Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, 1999 “He set polar flight records, organized a series of daring wartime air operations, and became a leader in Arctic aviation. But despite these achievements, Norwegian-American aviator… Read More »Bernt Balchen
Polar Flight by Basil Clarke Ian Allan London, 1964 One of the definitive books on polar aviation.
By Airship to the North Pole – An Archaeology of Human Exploration by P.J. Capelotti Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 1999 Describes the attempts to reach the pole by Andree in 1897 and Wellman in 1907-1909
Airships in the Arctic by John Duggan Zeppelin Study Group, 2006 This comprehensive, well illustrated, volume from the Zeppelin Study Group covers not only the airship flights in the Arctic but “the political, commercial and personal stories” behind them.
Northern Lights by F. Spencer Chapman Chatto and Windus, London, 1932 The official account of the British Arctic Air Route Expedition to Greenland (BAARE) of 1930-31.
Dancing on Ice: A Stirring Tale of Adventure, Risk and Reckless Folly by Jeremy Scott London: Old Street Publishing Ltd. 2008 The story of the British Arctic Air Route Expedition (BAARE) – a privately funded expedition to the East coast and… Read More »Dancing on Ice: A Stirring Tale of Adventure, Risk and Reckless Folly
The A to Z of the Discovery of the Northwest Passage by Alan Day. As the name implies an encyclopaedia like series of entries relating to the exploration of the North-West Passage. Contains an extensive bibliography.
Challenge to the Poles by John Grierson G. T. Foulis & Co, London, 1964 A comprehensive list of Arctic and Antarctic aviation expeditions.
The Voyages and Works of John Davis the Navigator + The Map of the World, A.D. 1600 Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Albert Hastings Markham, Captain R.N., F.R.G.S., Author of “A Whaling Cruise in Baffin’s Bay,” “The Great… Read More »The Voyages and Works of John Davis the Navigator
The Three Voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions, 1594, 1595, and 1596, by Gerrit de Veer. First Edition Edited by Charles T. Beke, Phil.D., F.S.A. 1853. Second Edition, with an Introduction, by Lieutenant Koolemans Beynen (Royal Netherlands Navy).… Read More »The Three Voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions, 1594, 1595, and 1596
The Voyages of the Venetian Brothers, Nicolò and Antonio Zeno, to the Northern Seas in the XIVth Century, comprising the latest known Accounts of the Lost Colony of Greenland; and of the Northmen in America before Columbus. Translated and Edited,… Read More »The Voyages of the Venetian Brothers
The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher, in search of a Passage to Cathaia and India by the North-West, A.D. 1576-8. Reprinted from the First Edition of Hakluyt’s Voyages, with Selections from Manuscript Documents in the British Museum and State Paper… Read More »The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher
Henry Hudson the Navigator: the Original Documents in which his Career is recorded. Collected, partly Translated, and Annotated, with an Introduction, by G. M. Asher, LL.D. 1860. Published by Hakluyt Society First Series – Part 1 – Number 27