Reference works - polar subjects

The following list contains a selection of reference works in the polar field which are held in the National Library of Scotland's collections. The Library shelfmark for a particular title is given in square brackets at the end of each entry. List last updated: 7 August 2008.

  • 'The Antarctic', by J Meadows et al. (Oxford, 1994) [H3.94.4370]
  • 'The Antarctic dictionary: A complete guide to Antarctic English', by B Hince. (Collingwood, Vict., 2000) [GB/A.3710]
  • 'The Antarctic manual for the use of the expedition of 1901', by G Murray. (London, 1901) [S.52.e ; Wordie. 239]
  • 'Antarctic miscellany; books, periodicals and maps relating to the discovery and exploration of Antarctica', by S Spence. (Mitcham, Surrey, 1980) [Hist.93.S]
  • 'Antarctica: An encyclopedia from Abbott Ice Shelf to Zooplankton', by M Trewby. (Buffalo, 2002) [GB/B.1534]
  • 'Antarctica: The extraordinary history of man's conquest of the frozen continent', by Reader's Digest (Sydney, 1990) [GB/B.1042]
  • 'Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding publications through 1999', by M Rosove (Santa Monica, 2001) [GB/B.1487]
  • 'Antarctica and the Arctic: The complete encyclopedia', by D McGonigal, L Woodworth. (Willowdale, Ont., 2002) [GB/B.1517]
  • 'Arctic collection of Henrik Warming: catalogue of books and maps', by T Sveum. (Tromso, 1994) [GB/B.1139(3)]
  • 'Arctic exploration and development c.500 B.C. to 1915: an encyclopedia', by C Holland. (New York, 1994) [GB/B.1048]
  • 'Arctic Navy list, or a century of Arctic and Antarctic officers, 1773-1873, together with a list of officers of the 1875 expedition and their services', by C Markham. (London, 1875) [Wordie.649]
  • 'Avhandlinger innen Norsk polaforskning: En bibliografi = Theses in Norwegian Polar research: A bibliography', by S Johansen. (Trondheim, 1988) [GB/B.843(8)]
  • 'Beyond the Arctic Circle: Material on Arctic exploration and travels since 1750 in the Special Collections and University Archives Division of the University of British Columbia', by N Amor. (Vancover, 1992) [GB/B.1204(7)]
  • 'Bibliography of Antarctic exploration: Expedition accounts from 1768 to 1960', by L J Conrad. (Washougal, Washington, 1999) [SU.31]
  • 'Bibliography of Antarctic literature' / W Tanzer. (Wellington, 1951) [GB/B.665(2)]
  • 'Bibliography of the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory', by W Gunn. (Washington, DC, 1973) [GB/B.440(14)]
  • 'British polar exploration and research: A historical and medallic record with biographies, 1818-1999', by N W Poulson. (London, 2000) [H4.202.0024]
  • 'Catalogue of the Arctic collection in the British Museum: With a list of the Arctic relics in the United Services Museum and the Painted Hall at Greenwich', by W Parker Snow. (London, 1858) [3.279]
  • Catalogue of the Library of the Arctic Institute of North America. 4 v. (Boston, 1968) [S.225.e] + supplements 1, 2 (1971, 1974) [S.225.e] + supplement 3 (1980) [GB/C.93-95]
  • Catalogue of topographic maps, aeronautical and hydrographic charts of the Antarctic. (Canberra, 1969) [Map.Ref.7(4)N1(Sup)]
  • 'Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events', by R K Headland. (Cambridge, 1989) [Map.Ref.11(2) N1]
  • 'Chronology of Antarctic exploration: A synopsis of events and activities from the earliest times until the international polar years, 2007-2009', by R K Headland. (London, 2009) [HB6.210.4.16]
  • 'Desiat' let Sovetskikh issledovanii v Antarktike: Bibliograficheskii ukazatel' otechestvennykh literatur za 1956-1965 gg.', by N Barkov, Zh Tarasova. (Leningrad, 1968) [NF.1278.e.22]
  • Dictionary catalog of the Stefansson Collection on the polar regions in the Dartmouth College Library. 8 vols. (Boston, 1967) [EL.1.200.115]
  • 'Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans', by B Stonehouse. (Chichester, 2002) [Ency.3.An.S2]
  • 'The exploration of Northern Canada: A chronology', by A Cooke, C Holland. (Toronto, 1978) [GB/A.1606]
  • 'Exploring polar frontiers: A historical encyclopedia', by W J Mills. (Santa Barbara, 2003) 2 vols. [SU.31]
  • Gazeteer of the Antarctic: Names approved by the United States Board of Geographic Names. (Washington, DC, 1989) [F1/NE.2/1]
  • Gazeteer of the British Antarctic territory. (London, 1993) [Map.Ref.2.N1]
  • 'Geographic names of the Antarctic', by F Alberts. (Washington, DC, 1981) [Map.Mc.8]
  • 'Gerald F Fitzgerald Collection of polar books, maps and art at the Newberry Library: a catalogue', by D White. (Chicago, 2000) [GB/A.3679]
  • 'The 'Jeanette': And a complete and authentic narrative encyclopedia of all voyages and expeditions to the North Polar regions', by R Perry. (San Francisco, 1883) [GB/A.2881]
  • 'Letteratura polare nel Centro Documentazione Umberto Nobile: Una bibliografia su ricerche ed esplorazioni polari con aeronavi e alter mezzi di transporto', by G Stolp. (Rome, 1990) [GB/A.3689(8)]
  • Library catalogue of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England. 19 + 5 vols. (Boston, 1976, 1981) [GB/C.62-80; GB/C. 100-104]
  • 'Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England: a catalogue', by C Holland. (New York, 1982) [GB/A.2077]
  • 'Polar and cold regions library resources: A directory', by M Andrews et al. (Boulder, Colorado, 1994) [GB/B.1354(4)]
  • 'Polar books : bibliography and price guide', by J Parmer. (San Diego, 1990) [SU.31]
  • 'Poliarnaia biblioteka Borisa Aleksandrovicha Kremera: bibliograficheskoe opisanie', by P Druzhinin. (Moscow, 1999) [GB/A.3700(2)]
  • 'Postcards of Antarctic expeditions: A catalogue: 1898-1958', by M Wharton. (Bexhill-on-Sea, 1998) [H2.99.501; GB/A.3445]
  • 'Price guide to books on Canada and the Canadian Arctic', by R Brundin. (Edmonton, 1985) [GB/B.819(6)]
  • 'Provisional gazeteer of the Ross Dependency', by A Helm. (Wellington, 1958) [GB/B.1138(9)]
  • 'Shelf-catalogue of the Wordie collection of polar literature', by National Library of Scotland. (Boston, 1964) [Cata. Hall]
  • 'Swedish polar bibliography: A guide to Swedish literature on polar research, 1945-1988'; with supplement, 1989-1992. (Stockholm, 1993) [GB/B.1081(7)]
  • 'The Taurus Collection: 150 collectable books on the Antarctic: a bibliography'. (London, 2001) [GB/B.1485]

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