Recommended Reading

Ice: A Victorian Romance, Linda Hall Library

imageThe literature on Arctic exploration of this period is vast, that on Antarctic exploration less considerable, and that on the glacial theory, very sparse.  The following are recommended as readable, reliable, and well-illustrated introductions to the field:

Agassiz, Louis.  Studies on Glaciers.  Tr. with intro. by Albert V. Carozzi.  New York: Hafner, 1967.

Delgado, James P.  Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage.  Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1999.

Gurney, Alan.  The Race to the White Continent: Voyages to the Antarctic.  New York: W.W. Norton, 2000.

Savours, Ann.  The Search for the North West Passage.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

Stam, David H.; Stam, Deirdre C.  Books on Ice: British & American Literature of Polar Exploration.  New York: The Grolier Club, 2005.

Viola, Herman J.; Margolis, Carolyn (eds.).  Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.  Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985.

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