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.
Challenge to the Poles by John Grierson G. T. Foulis & Co, London, 1964 A comprehensive list of Arctic and Antarctic aviation expeditions.
A short, but useful online bibliography is available at PolarFlight Books: http://polarflight.tripod.com/books.htm Polar Aviation Surveys / History The most comprehensive single volume history of polar exploration by air is John Grierson’s Challenge to the Poles Polar Flight by Basil Clarke also… Read More »Polar Aviation Bibliography