Ein Gefühl greift um sich, dass die Welt, wie wir sie kannten, zu Ende geht. Die liberalen Gesellschaften sind mit einem neuen Populismus konfrontiert. Mauern und Zäune wachsen wieder. Die Zukunft Europas steht auf dem Spiel. Dieses Gefühl einer "Endzeit " ist für alle ein Schock, die glaubten, die demokratischen, kulturellen und sozialen Errungenschaften seien sicher. Die neue Ausgabe von "polar" handelt "Von den Enden" - biografisch-individuell und historisch. Gleichzeitig wollen wir die Chancen und Möglichkeiten herausstellen, die im Neustart liegen. Ein Heft über die Zuversicht und den Mut, den wir brauchen, um den Schrecken in Kraft zu verwandeln, für eine gestärkte Demokratie, ein gestärktes Zusammenleben, ein gestärktes Europa.
Author: Katherine Lambert
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
On 29 March 1912, as Scott and his two companions lay dying in their tent, elsewhere on the polar ice-cap six members of his ill-fated expedition were fighting for their lives. This was the so-called Northern Party, hand-picked by Scott to undertake his most significant programme of scientific research. The unsung hero of this group was Dr Murray Levick, whose attention to diet and mental and physical fitness played a major part in their survival. The doctor was a sensitive recorder and a talented photographer, it is on his previously unpublished diaries, monographs, photographs and sketches that this book is based. The six men were landed by Terra Nova in January 1911 at Cape Adare, 450 miles north of Scott's base camp at Cape Evans. They spent nearly a year there, living in a rudimentary hut, surveying and collecting specimens from the beautiful but inhospitable bay and shoreline fringed by inaccessible mountains. They were then dropped off mid-way between the two Capes to continue their work. The ship was due to pick them up on 17 February 1912. A month later she still hadn't come, and the men were forced to face the Antarctic winter in an igloo dug out of a snowdrift on 'Inexpressible Island'. After spending six-and-a-half months entombed in their underground ice-cave,in conditions of unimaginable physical and mental hardship,
Author: F. E. Wielgolaski
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Release Date: 1997
Hardbound. This book describes the structure and function of life and the environment in polar tundra and tundra-like terrestrial alpine ecosystems in various parts of the world. Polar and alpine tundra have many similarities, but also differences. Particularly when moving towards the equator, high mountains show strong differences from polar regions. However, the similarities justify the presentation of polar and alpine tundra in the same volume. This volume is unique in its comprehensive coverage on all aspects of polar and alpine tundra. The extensive Russian chapters contain information previously not available in the west.
“These poems are written by a true poet, someone in love with the world and mad at it too, and they are also written by a very particular poet, Dobby Gibson, who is madly in love with the other mysterious inner world each of us possesses and reveals when no one else is looking. ‘It may be true that everything / has already been said, / but it’s just as true that not everyone / has had a chance to say it.’ How can one not listen to the innards of a young poet who announces as much and then sets out, in his first book, to make it new? One can’t not listen. One must.”—Mary Ruefle A poetry descended from the New York School, Dobby Gibson’s award-winning debut is witty and expansive, driven by precise, interconnected abstractions. Gibson writes about desire in American life, observing, “Amid the middleness, / there’s the feeling / that anything can be seen / and nothing reached,” seeking his truths in misunderstandings and the relentless Midwestern winter. From No Wake The snowflakes taxi. The full moon coolly punctuates its own fantastic, howls the ohs of its own vowels. The firemen stop for directions. The children light cigarettes and wish they had invented their own feelings. The explorers who discovered only oceans we cannot name. In the distant universe there are things older than the light that illuminates the firmament, a place where every thought is a kind of unmarked car, where women wait inside the revolving door with a spritz of perfume and a secret for some newer side of ourselves we will recognize only in what little it will admit. Dobby Gibson holds an MFA in fiction from Indiana University. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Fence, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a $25,000 McKnight Foundation poetry fellow-ship and two Pushcart nominations.
Author: Richard E. Byrd,
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2013-04-16
The harrowing and heartfelt account of an adventurer's desire to feel true peace and isolation. Richard E. Byrd spent five months alone operating the meteorological station at the advanced base camp in the long dark nights of Antarctic winter. The following autobiographical tale tells of this adventure in 1934, from which he narrowly escaped with his life after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from a poorly ventilated stove.
Author: Jack Stuster
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Release Date: 2011-10-15
This classic reference is considered the best single source of information on how to facilitate human adjustment and performance in long-term isolation. It is filled with exciting stories of survival—the exploits of explorers, military personnel, scientists and astronauts—along with expert analyses of failed expeditions and lessons learned. Jack Stuster identifies the principles of habitability and presents more than 200 specific recommendations to help individuals in confinement. The book's recommendations and habitability principles are relevant to a variety of space and earthbound conditions, including polar, underwater, and underground, exploration and habitation. In fact, nearly all human relationships that involve small groups of people living and working together in isolated areas can benefit from this study. Stuster's goal is to help others avoid behavioral problems that affect performance, often with tragic consequences.
Seit September 2013 erscheint monatlich im Netz das Onlinemagazin Polar Gazette, das sich mit jeder neuen Ausgabe einem Thema des Genres Krimi widmet. Sei es „Muss ein Krimi immer gut enden . . . muss er nicht!" oder „Hat der Krimi einen Sound?" Thomas Wörtche schreibt die Kolumnen, die das Genre mal literaturwissenschaftlich, mal mit einem Augenzwinkern unter die Lupe nimmt. Alle Kolumnen erscheinen nun im Polar Verlag. Mit „Polar Penser", deren Texte von Thomas Wörtche neu überarbeitet wurden, unterstreichen wir einmal mehr, dass der Krimi mehr ist, als er scheint.
Author: John Franklin
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2012-11
British polar explorer and naval officer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was fourteen years old when he decided to become a sailor. He was fascinated by the polar sea and undertook several expeditions to explore the areas of the arctic oceans. This book describes his journey to the north-western territories of Canada in the years 1819-1822. The captain and his crew nearly died during the trip due to a dramatic shortage of food. Desperate as he was, Franklin even tried to eat his leather boots, which brought him the nickname "the man who ate his shoes".Reprint of the original edition from 1824.