The Trust has a few of its own publications and also sells selected others.  But we also produce an extensive book list of books available about Antarctic Peninsula heritage.

£ 7.00 each

UKAHT 2016 Calendar

UKAHT's 2016 calendar features all-new images taken by our staff and supporters during the 2014-15 season in Antarctica. Images include our historic sites, as well as the animals and scenery of Antarctica.

£ 6.00 each

Base 'A' Visitor Guide - UKAHT

British Base A at Port Lockroy is one of the most historically significant buildings on the Antarctic Peninsula. This beautifully illustrated guide gives an insight into the work and legacy of the men that lived there. It tells the story of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and how Port Lockroy was restored to its original 1950s condition. 

As well as exploring the history of Port Lockroy, this guide takes you on a tour of Goudier Island from the landing site at the rusting mooring chains to each room of Bransfield House, and includes information on Base A today and some of the wildlife found at Port Lockroy.

£ 6.00 each

Southern Horizons - Robert Burton

Robert Burton describes the history of the British Antarctic Territory in this publication by UKAHT. This accessible history ranges from the discovery of the Peninsula and the time of the early sealing industry, into the Heroic Era and through to the permanent occupation of British bases in Antarctica and the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, a remarkable testament to the international spectrum of those committed to Antarctica. A 'must-read' for those interested in the history of Antarctica.

£ 20.00 each
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Of Dogs and Men - Rick Atkinson and Kevin Walton

Of Dogs and Men is a brilliant record of a bygone era in which dogs were the only means of travel in Antarctica. Published a year after the dogs were banned from the Continent, Of Dogs and Men captures the true story of intense companionship between man and dog and the diverse ways in which both were essential for the other’s survival.  With meticulous detail, the book portrays the dogs as individuals with distinctive personalities, some being more cooperative to human endeavour than others but all contributing to a relationship which has become legendary. The book includes wonderful illustrations which match the tales told by those who knew the dogs best- over thirty contributors from the British Antarctic Survey are well placed to give a full account spanning the arrival of dogs in the 1940s to their eventual dismissal at the advent of motorised vehicles and heavy machinery. The stories are funny, sad, triumphant and tragic but most of all, they appeal to every dog lover.

£ 20.00 each

Antarctic Peninsula: A Visitor's Guide - British Antarctic Survey

The Peninsula region of Antarctica is arguably the most beautiful and ecologically-diverse area of the continent. Tourist numbers to the Peninsula are increasing year on year as greater numbers of people learn of the region’s spectacular and unspoilt scenery. This guidebook, which draws on the British Antarctic Survey’s world-class scientific and cartographic work, focuses on the geography and physical features of the Peninsula landscape and surrounding seas. With 25 different maps and more than 60 colour photographs, this is an essential reference guide for any visitor to the region. The book is divided into nine chapters, each with clear charts and diagrams, providing an overview of key Antarctic topics such as weather and climate, ice-shelf and sea-ice movement and the geo-political operation of the Antarctic Treaty system. It also provides details of historic sites on the Peninsula and a short account of the expeditions which have ventured to the Peninsula over the last two hundred years. In short, this guide provides any visitor with all the information they need to enjoy one of the world’s last great wilderness areas.

£ 20.00 each

Southern Lights: The Official Account of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 - John Rymill

The British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) has, until now, remained a little-known scientific venture; quite possibly because of its enormous success. Scientific objectives were achieved; members of the team cooperated and worked well together and at the end of almost three years on the Antarctic Peninsula all men returned home alive. The story of the BGLE is therefore one of the most inspiring and uplifting accounts of Antarctic endeavour. And yet it is a great deal more. It was the last expedition of the heroic era but the first to combine modern technologies with traditional polar methods developed in the Arctic. It also marked a paradigm shift in models for Antarctic operations, developing expertise with aircraft, dog-teams and polar field work which provided a blueprint for Antarctic exploration into the modern age.

Coming twenty-five years after its last publication, this edition contains more than eighty original black and white photographs which provide an atmospheric illustration to Rymill’s official account.  Southern Lights is undoubtedly an essential and valuable addition to any library or Polar collection.

£ 10.00 each

Fit for a 'FID' or how to keep a fat explorer in prime condition - Gerald T. Cutland

'Fit for a FID' is a recipe book with a difference. First published in 1957, and written by a FID* who served as General Assistant/Cook in the 1956-57 season on the Argentine Islands (Base F Wordie House), this recipe book gives a humourous insight into the foods eaten on a British Antarctic base in the 1950s, as well as a sense of life on base. If you want to know how they made seal meat hamburgers, or why the author was not a fan of penguin ("I have an awful feeling inside of me that I am cooking little men"), then this is the book for you. Accompanied by humorous anecdotes from the author, this book went on to be issued to every British base in Antarctica.

*FID: A member of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, later called the British Antarctic Survey.

£ 13.00 each

Tip of the Iceberg - David Price

Tip of the Iceberg is a personal account of the two years spent at Port Lockroy by David Price in the late 1950s. This marked the final stages of the ‘Golden Age’ of Antarctic exploration. With an impressive memory and welcome humour, the author relates the primitive life on small Goudier Island which was home to five men all absorbed in the study of ionspheres. Icebound and with mail just once a year, this is the gripping tale of what was to be the greatest adventure of a man’s life.


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