We have selected bellow some books to help you to prepare and enjoy your journey to the polar regions: travel guide, wildlife guide, books about history…

Book Journey to Antarctica
Title: Journey to Antarctica / Authors: co-realised by 8 guides
Publisher: Omnisciences / More informations (price, shop…)
Aslo available in French and German

Opening this book means setting sail to the great white continent. Ships are the perfect transport method for entering safely and comfortably into the private world of this area of the globe. As the reader turns the pages, following the same progress he would make across the Ocean, he will discover in turn Tierra del Fuego, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. This circuit, the same as the one followed by the majority of passengers, offers a varied and thorough overview of the natural wonders of these southern lands.

Book Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide
Title: Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guide / Author: James Lowen
Publisher: Princeton University Press / More informations (price, shop…)

Antarctic Wildlife is the definitive identification guide to the birds and marine mammals of the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage, and Beagle Channel. This easy-to-use photographic field guide enables visitors to this unique region of the world–newcomer and seasoned traveler alike–to identify with confidence the penguins, whales, seals, seabirds, and other stunning wildlife they encounter on their journey. Full-color photographs show typical views of each species of bird or marine mammal, together with the terrestrial plants likely to be seen. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, give tips on where to look, and highlight interesting facts. This one-of-a-kind guide also includes introductory chapters that cover the wildlife of each Antarctic environment by season, as well as information on tourism and Antarctic cruising that will help visitors get the most from their trip.

Book A complete to Antarctic Wildlife
Title: A complete to Antarctic Wildlife / Author: Hadoram Shirihai
Publisher: Princeton University Press

This is a fully updated new edition of the award-winning Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife, the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the birds and marine mammals of the vast and beautiful Antarctic region. Covering Antarctica, the southern ocean, and the subantarctic islands, this unique guide illustrates all of the region’s breeding birds and mammals with some 920 color photographs and illustrations, including 300 new photographs. It features 128 color distribution maps and up-to-date species accounts that expertly detail abundance, seasonal status, and conservation prospects. The volume also covers numerous nonbreeding species, migrants, and vagrants, and the sections on albatrosses and petrels have been fully revised to make them current with the latest taxonomic knowledge.

Book The Arctic Guide
Title: The Arctic Guide / Author: Sharon Chester
Publisher: Princeton University Press / More informations (price, shop…)

The Arctic Guide presents the traveler and naturalist with an authoritative, portable guide to the flora and fauna of Earth’s northernmost region. Featuring superb color illustrations, this one-of-a-kind book covers the complete spectrum of wildlife—more than 800 species of plants, butterflies, fishes, birds, and mammals—that inhabit the Arctic’s polar deserts, tundra, taiga, sea ice, and oceans. It can be used anywhere in the entire Holarctic region, including areas as diverse as the High Arctic islands of Canada, Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago, Siberia, the Russian Far East, and Alaska and the islands of the Bering Sea. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, size, habitat, range, scientific name, and unique characteristics that enable these organisms to survive in the extreme conditions of the Far North. A color distribution map accompanies each species account, and alternative names in German, French, Norwegian, Russian, and Inuit dialects are also provided.