Hicks, a lecturer for the cruise ship, reports the following titles in the ship’s library. Here is some information on the ship’s library:
There are about 100 titles in all. Subjects range widely from common Antarctic history to New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Island history to books specializing in Antarctic sea birds, albatross, petrels, prions etc. and mammals – seals, sea lions, whales, orca, etc. Some passengers are into history while others are into birds – with cameras 2 feet long and firing like machine guns.
There is no fiction in the library except what has been left by passengers during their trips – unless one classifies Huntford as fiction.
The historical covers early expeditions (d’Urville, Edward Duyker), a couple of Byrd titles, lots of heroic age material.
Some titles include:
South by Amundsen
South by Shackleton
Shackleton by Fisher&Fisher
Most of Huntford’s work
Biographies of Crean, Worseley
Home of the Blizzard, Mawson
Heart of the Antarctic, ShackletonH
Antarctica – Reader’s Digest 1985
Worst Journey in the World, Cherry-Garrard
The Enderby Settlement, Conan Fraser (very good)
Plants & Vegetation of the NZ Southern Islands, Given
Antarctic Dictionary, Hince
ANARE, Law & Bechervaise
Mountaineering in Antarctica,Gildea
Crossing of Antarctica, Lewis-Jones