There are many inspirational books about Antarctica to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • South by Ernest Shackleton
  • The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  • Terra Incognita by Sara Wheeler
  • Scott & Amundsen by Roland Huntford
  • No Horizon Is So Far -Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica by Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft
  • End of the Earth by Peter Matthiessen
  • Scott of the Antarctic - The Definitive Biography by David Crane
Antarctic film & literature

Guides & Maps

There will be wildlife guides and maps in most onboard libraries, but you may like to have your own to take with you. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Antarctic Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species of the Antarctic and Subantarctic Environments (Wildlife and Nature Identification) by James Kavanagh
  • Antarctic Marine Wildlife: Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea & Scotia Sea Kindle Edition by Jamie Watts
  • Antarctic Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide by James Lowen
  • Antarctica Cruising Guide: Fourth edition: Includes Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Ross Sea by Peter Carey
Antarctic film & literature

Films & TV

  • Shackleton starring Kenneth Branagh
  • The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Expedition directed by George Butler and narrated by family members of the crew (with original footage)
  • BBC Frozen Planet Series narrated by Sir David Attenborough
  • Encounters at the End of the World directed by Werner Herzog