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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)

A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba: Exploring Canada's Undiscovered Province

A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba: Exploring Canada's Undiscovered Province

by Bartley Kives

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 234 PAGES

A guide to Canada's prairie province, home of polar bears, fishing camps and its capital city Winnipeg. (CND59, $24.95)

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 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)

Manitoba Map

Manitoba Map

by ITMB

  • 2009
  • MAP

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

 
The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

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. This second edition covers the latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the lack of will in the United States to tackle this vexing issue. (GEO46, $15.95)

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)

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One


by Ian Ferguson | Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character. (CND208, $19.95)

The Last Gentleman Adventurer

The Last Gentleman Adventurer


by Edward Beauclerk Maurice | Lawrence Millman

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

Maurice's poignant tale of coming-of-age with the Hudson Bay Company in the Canadian Arctic during the 1930s. Posted to Pangnirtung as a remarkably unlikely 17-year-old recruit, Maurice grew into a man with the fur traders and Inuit of Baffin Island, earning the name of Issumatak (One Who Thinks). (ARC173, $14.95)

Emperor of the North

Emperor of the North


by James Raffan

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 469 PAGES

This biography of Sir George Simpson -- 19th century adventurer, business tycoon and head of the Hudson's Bay Company -- follows the life of a contradictory man and examines his fur trading company's ties to the formation of the Canadian nation. (CND373, $18.99)

Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry Wolf


by Farley Mowat

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 246 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A laugh-out-loud account of wolf research and government folly set on the barren lands of northern Manitoba. Perfect for teens. (BST34, $15.00)

Reaching North, A Celebration of the Subarctic

Reaching North, A Celebration of the Subarctic


by Jamie Bastedo

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER

These great stories, collected by Yellowknife naturalist Jamie Bastedo, give a good flavor of the culture, nature and spirit of the North. (CND396, $9.95)

A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife

A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife


by Richard Sale

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

This stunning primer features hundreds of spectacular color photographs, range maps and descriptions of 200 birds and 77 mammals. (ARC190, $35.00)

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)

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)

Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye

Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye


by Zac Unger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

A captivating look at the battle between man and nature from the vantage point of Churchill, Manitoba, the Polar Bear Capital of the World. (ARC313, $25.00)

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)

Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change

Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change


by Shelley Wright

  • SCIENCE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 420 PAGES

Wright charts the history of the Inuit and the experiences of recent Arctic immigrants alongside reflections on current conditions and devastating climate change. (ARC330, $39.95)

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)

Stay Cool, A Polar Bear's Guide to Life

Stay Cool, A Polar Bear's Guide to Life


by Patrick Regan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER

The Arctic sequel to Flipping Brilliant, A Penguin's Guide to a Happy Life.. (ARC252, $9.99)

The Arctic, The Complete Story

The Arctic, The Complete Story


by Richard Sale

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 632 PAGES

Sales draws on decades of field work and travels in the Circumpolar North for this comprehensive, richly illustrated portrait of the Arctic, its people, history, wildlife and future. (ARC218, $60.00)

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)

The Last Polar Bear, Facing the Truth of a Warming World

The Last Polar Bear, Facing the Truth of a Warming World


by Steven Kazlowski

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

Kazlowski's exquisite photographs celebrate the nature and wildlife of the Arctic coastal plain, documenting not just the polar bear but also walrus, beluga, bearded and spotted seal and Arctic fox. With accompanying essays. (ARC204, $39.95)

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)

Manitoba Birds

Manitoba Birds


by Waterford Press Inc.

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PLASTIC CARD

Handy for a pocket or backpack, this durable, fold-out bird reference features 140 species familiar to Manitoba. Size: 8 x 3.8 inches. (CND428, $5.95)

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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