Edward Larson’s acclaimed book on exploration and antarctic science An Empire of Ice has been shortlisted for the coveted Hessell-Tiltman prize. In a second literary prize coup, Edward Larson’s An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science has been shortlisted for this year’s £3,000 Hessell-Tiltman prize (the book was previously awarded an Honorable Mention … Read more
One hundred years since Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole, but who was the real victor in Antarctic discovery?
This year marks the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, a momentous challenge, and one that is still considered dangerous today. To coincide with the anniversary of these expeditions, Yale University Press has published An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science by the Pulitzer-prizewinning historian Edward J. … Read more
This summer sees the publication of two new cosmology books from Yale: Journey of the Universe and The New Universe and the Human Future. Both of these exciting titles explore our universe from different perspectives, each providing ideas of how our understanding of the universe has profound implications for how we live our lives and how we … Read more