Above: Booth Island

An Antarctic Reading and Viewing List

Here are the books and DVDs that I found most useful and enjoyable in preparing for our Antarctic trip, and while there.


Collection of books that we found useful for our Antarctica trip

Endurance, by Alfred Lansing, is a page-turning classic that tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated second expedition to Antarctica.

The Endurance, by Caroline Alexander, also tells the Shackleton story with more information; she wrote her book 29 years later. It has the added benefit of featuring photographs taken by the expedition photographer, Frank Hurley (who saved the negatives before the Endurance sank beneath the ice).

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