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Distributed for The Grolier Club

Adventures in Polar Reading

The Book Cultures of High Latitudes

With Contributions by Deirdre C. Stam

256 pages | 12 figures, 12 halftones and maps | 7 x 9 1/2

History: Discoveries and Exploration

Library Science and Publishing: Library Science

Reference and Bibliography

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Chapter One, Adventures in Polar Writing: The Evolution of This Book
Chapter Two, “Silent Friends”: Books and Reading on Polar Expeditions
(David H. Stam and Deirdre C. Stam)
Chapter Three,
Libraries on Polar Expeditions
Chapter Four,
Arctic Survivals: The Restoration of Records Recovered from
Lost Polar Expeditions (John F. Dean and David H. Stam)
Chapter Five,
Congering the Past:
The Books of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1877–1965)
Chapter Six,
Bending Time: The Function of Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century
Polar Naval Expeditions (David H. Stam and Deirdre C. Stam)
Chapter Seven,
New York Times Online: An Historical Experiment
Chapter Eight,
The Lord’s Librarians: The American Seamen’s Friend Society
and Their Loan Libraries, 1837–1967: An Historical Excursion
Chapter Nine,
Byrd’s Books: The Antarctic Libraries
of Little America, 1928–1941
Chapter Ten,
The Enduring Books of Shackleton’s Endurance:
A Polar Reading Community at Sea
Chapter Eleven,
Quo Vadis? What’s Next?
Coda: The Power of Print
Expedition Periodicals: A Chronological List
The American Seamen’s Friend Society Loan Libraries
Books for the Three Byrd Expeditions
Books in Shackleton’s Cabin aboard Endurance

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