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Baby, it's cold outside!
Cold weather tales of exploration and survival -- and sometimes not! These frigid tales appeal to me when our weather is bitterly cold.    Print this list Print this list
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The call of the wild & White Fang [electronic resource] : notes ...
You can download these tales of the Yukon from the warmth of home!
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The call of the wild and three other Klondike stories [electronic resource]
You can download these tales of the Klondike from the warmth of home!
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Cover Art: The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition /
The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition
Alexander, Caroline, 1956-
A justly famous tale of survival against great odds, and of inspiring leadership. This is on my "life list" of favorites.
Adult Nonfiction Book 998.9 A
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Cover Art: Ninety degrees North : the quest for the North Pole /
Ninety degrees North : the quest for the North Pole
Fleming, Fergus, 1959-
Harrowing and Heartbreaking, this book covers the major quests for the North Pole in the 1800's, including those led by Robert Peary, Elijah Kent Kane, Amundsen-Ellsworth, Edward Nares, and Fridtjof Nanson.
Adult Nonfiction Book 919.804 F
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Cover Art: Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster /
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Krakauer, Jon
O. M. G.! Incredible story of disaster on Mount Everest, including heroic death of one climber and survival of another despite being left for dead three times!
Adult Nonfiction Book
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Cover Art: The call of the wild ; White fang ; & To build a fire /
The call of the wild ; White fang ; & To build a fire
London, Jack, 1876-1916
My favorite in this collection is "To Build a Fire." When little things go wrong in the Yukon winter, the results can be tragic. A harrowing, pitiless tale.
Adult Fiction LONDON
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Cover Art: Miracle in the Andes : 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home /
Miracle in the Andes : 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home
Parrado, Nando, 1949-
A personal account of the Andean plane crash chronicled in the book and movie "Alive."
Adult Nonfiction Book 982.6 P
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Cover Art: Hatchet /
Hatchet
Paulsen, Gary
A quick read about a teenage boy alone in the winter wilderness with only a hatchet to help him survive.
Teen Fiction PAULSEN
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Cover Art: Dan McGrew, Sam McGee, and other great Service /
Dan McGrew, Sam McGee, and other great Service
Service, Robert W. 1874-1958
You may have encountered "The Cremation of Sam McGee" in school. Here's Sam and other humorous tall tales by Robert Service.Here's a sample: There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee.
Adult Nonfiction Book 811.52 Se69
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Cover Art: Coming back alive : the true story of the most harrowing search and rescue missi
Coming back alive : the true story of the most harrowing search and rescue missi
Walker, Spike
The Alaskan Coast Guard's most famous rescue, in high seas and bitter cold.
Adult Nonfiction Book 910.453 W
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Cover Art: The long winter /
The long winter
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957
The toll of a long, snow-bound winter on the Ingalls family, when snow blocked the trains bringing food.
Children's Fiction WILDER
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