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The World of the Polar Bear

The World of the Polar Bear

by Norbert Rosing

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES

Rosing provides all-new photography for this paper edition of his sumptuous and informative book, showcasing not only the photogenic bears and their cubs but also the sly Arctic fox, sleek seals, ungainly walruses, myriad seabirds and glimmering aurora borealis. (ARC50, $29.95)

Arctic Dreams

Arctic Dreams

by Barry Lopez

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 417 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A dazzling meditation on the Arctic, breathtaking in scope. Lopez draws on his travels throughout the North, including Baffin Island, the Chukchi and Bering seas, Alaska, the Yukon and Greenland, interweaving natural history, accounts of early exploration, anecdote and lore into an indelible portrait of place. (ARC11, $16.95)

The Great White Bear

The Great White Bear

by Kieran Mulvaney

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 251 PAGES

A journalist with an affinity for the wild (he once lived on the shores of Cook Inlet), Mulvaney combines natural and human history, myth and eyewitness reports from Barrow, Churchill and other locales in this astute chronicle. (ARC267, $26.00)

 
Manitoba Map

Manitoba Map


by ITMB

  • 2009
  • MAP

A map of the Canadian province at a scale of 1:900,000. (CND51, $7.95)

Rough Guide to Climate Change

Rough Guide to Climate Change


by Robert Henson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 374 PAGES

Every member of the British Parliament received a copy of this astute primer, which lays out the symptoms, science, debate and solutions to global warming in clear, no-nonsense language. (GEN443, $19.99)

The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

What We Know About Climate Change

What We Know About Climate Change


by Kerry Emanuel

  • REFERENCE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 85 PAGES

MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel outlines the issues, causes and concerns about the fate of our climate, updated for this second edition to cover the latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the lack of will in the United States to tackle this vexing issue. (GEO46, $14.95)

A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada


by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic

A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic


by E.C. Pielou

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 327 PAGES

Our bestselling book on the Arctic, this guide covers the geography and climate, plants, birds and wildlife of the Circumpolar North. (ARC03, $22.00)

Auroras, Fire in the Sky

Auroras, Fire in the Sky


by Dan Bortolotti

  • SCIENCE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

These 80 color photos by Yuichi Takasaka celebrate the beauty, history, folklore and science of the Northern Lights. (ARC304, $29.95)

Find the Constellations

Find the Constellations


by Hans Augusto Rey

  • SCIENCE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 72 PAGES

A delightfully illustrated guide to the constellations by H. A. Rey, creator of Curious George, thoroughly updated for this new edition. The book retains all of its original charm. (SCI84, $9.99)

Ice Bear

Ice Bear


by Steven Kazlowski

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES

Kazlowski (The Last Polar Bear) reveals the polar bear and its world in this collection of 100 color photographs, with an accompanying essay by polar bear expert Ian Sterling. (ARC280, $18.95)

Northern Lights

Northern Lights


by Calvin Hall | Daryl Pederson | George Bryson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

These color photographs capture the dazzling majesty and mystery of the aurora borealis while journalist George Bryson provides a short essay on the history of the phenomenon. (ARC126, $19.99)

On Thin Ice, The Changing World of the Polar Bear

On Thin Ice, The Changing World of the Polar Bear


by Richard Ellis

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

Ellis spins tales of natural history, conservation and lore in this beautifully illustrated ode to the polar bear and life in the circumpolar north. (ARC244, $18.95)

Polar Bears

Polar Bears


by Ian Stirling

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

A tribute to the polar bear by a preeminent researcher, this handsome natural history features outstanding color photographs and detailed chapters on biology, distribution, behavior, study, conservation and lore. (ARC58, $40.00)

Polar Bears, A Complete Guide to their Biology and Behavior

Polar Bears, A Complete Guide to their Biology and Behavior


by Andrew E. Derocher | Wayne Lynch

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 264 PAGES

An illustrated chronicle of the evolution, ecology and conservation of the polar bear, this captivating natural history features color photographs by Lynch and stories from the field by wildlife researcher Derocher. (ARC309, $39.95)

Polar Obsession

Polar Obsession


by Paul Nicklen

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES
  • NEW

Born and raised on Baffin Island, Nicklen has ice in his blood. The National Geographic photographer, wildlife biologist and naturalist presents up-close portraits of the creatures of the high latitudes in 150 dazzling photographs of swimming bears, cavorting seals, penguins, dueling narwhals and all manner of polar life. (ANT305, $50.00)

The Northern Lights, The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis

The Northern Lights, The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis


by Lucy Jago

  • SCIENCE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

The compelling story of Kristian Birkeland, the turn-of-the-century Norwegian scientist who devoted his career to understanding the aurora borealis, this book also covers the science, history, myth and romance of the phenomenon. (ARC104, $16.95)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

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