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

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.

£ 10.00 each

The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley - RGS

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) holds one of the finest collections of original glass place and celluloid negatives created by Frank Hurley, the official photographer and cinematographer on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17. To mark the centenary of the expedition, the Society has digitised its entire collection - including lantern slides used to promote public awareness of the expedition - direct from Hurley's fragile negatives, for the very first time.

In doing so, the latest contemporary technology has 'unlocked' much new visual content, expertly processed by Hurley at the time, now seen at the highest resolution possible. 

In many cases we have chosen to show the full plate and celluloid negatives, including the damage some sustained on the expedition. These images also survived the extraordinary journey undertaken by Shackleton, Hurley and the other members of the party.

This book reproduces some of the finest examples from the Society's Hurley Collection using these digital files, providing new levels of detail, never before seen.

Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Collection, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
£ 20.00 each

South: Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (DVD)

Photographed by Frank Hurley, South is the film record of Ernest Shackleton’s heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival.

 

The restored version of the film has been constructed by the National Film and Television Archive from a wide range of materials. The NFTVA has applied its own tinting and toning to match the original prints, and has produced this handsome and richly coloured testament to a remarkable episode in the history of exploration.

 

Extra Features:

 

• Film commentary
• Additional footage to Shackleton’s funeral and Southward on the Sea Quest
• Recently discovered footage of the Ross Sea Party, with commentary
• Extensive stills gallery and more.
• Black and white and tinted
• 80 minutes
• Extra features 45 minutes approx
• Silent with original music by Neil Brand
• Region 0 PAL standard DVD, designed to play in all regions on PAL compatible players

 

 

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