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Historical Atlas of the Arctic

Historical Atlas of the Arctic

by Derek Hayes

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

A handsome collection of 300 striking maps covering five centuries of Arctic exploration, most in glorious color and many presented here for the first time. Hayes provides captivating, scholarly commentary. (ARC135, $65.00)

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)

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)

 
Greenland & North Pole Map

Greenland & North Pole Map


by ITMB

  • 2013
  • MAP

With the North Circumpolar region on one side, including Iceland, and a detailed map of Greenland on the other. (ARC111, $12.95)

North Pole, South Pole Map

North Pole, South Pole Map


by Canadian Geographic

  • 2007
  • MAP

This simple color map shows the Circumpolar North on one side and the Antarctic continent on the reverse at a scale of 1:11,000,000. (ARC197, $1.00)

Bradt Guide Lapland

Bradt Guide Lapland


by James Proctor

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

This practical guide in the popular series covers the nature, history and culture of the Sami lands of northernmost Scandinavia (Norway, Finland and Sweden) between the Arctic Circle and North Cape. (ARC207, $24.99)

Ice Ship, The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram

Ice Ship, The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram


by Charles W. Johnson

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

A captivating look at the extraordinary ship Fram and its captains, including the famed explorer Roald Amundsen. Johnson narrates the story of the ship from its conception through twenty years and three epic expeditions aimed at discovering two unknown landmasses. (ANT402, $35.00)

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic


by Camille Seaman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

In her masterful series of 75 portraits and essays, Camille Seaman shows how climate change has wreaked havoc on both the North and South Poles. (ANT401, $55.00)

Who Owns the Arctic?, Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North

Who Owns the Arctic?, Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North


by Michael Byers

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 179 PAGES

Who actually controls the Northwest Passage? Who owns the trillions of dollars of oil and gas beneath the Arctic Ocean? A leading Arctic expert and international lawyer, Byers clearly and concisely explains the sometimes contradictory rules governing the division and protection of the Arctic in this timely little primer. (ARC276, $22.95)

A History of Arctic Exploration

A History of Arctic Exploration


by Juha Nurminen

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 349 PAGES

The ancient Inuit, Vikings, Vitus Bering, whalers, explorers and James Cook are all paid tribute in this sumptuously illustrated history, drawing on the unique collections of Helsinki's Nurminen Foundation. (ARC257, $60.00)

Arctic Labyrinth, The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Arctic Labyrinth, The Quest for the Northwest Passage


by Glyn Williams

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

Drawing on letters, archives and explorer accounts, Williams charts the full sweep of the history of discovery and the quest for the Northwest Passage. (ARC254, $26.95)

In the Kingdom of Ice, The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

In the Kingdom of Ice, The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette


by Hampton Sides

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 480 PAGES

Outside magazine editor Hampton Sides brings to life the colorful characters that launched the expedition of the USS Jeannette into unknown polar regions. George Washington De Long and crew set off for the "Polar Grail," but when their ship is crushed in the Arctic floes, the explorers must venture across ice fields in hopes of finding rescue in remote Siberia. (ARC327, $28.95)

N by E

N by E


by Rockwell Kent | Edward Hoagland

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 282 PAGES

The classic account of a 1929 sailing voyage from Labrador to Greenland, illustrated with wood-block prints by the author on every other page. (ARC35, $22.95)

Ninety Degrees North, The Quest for the North Pole

Ninety Degrees North, The Quest for the North Pole


by Fergus Fleming

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

A thrilling, artfully told chronicle of the mostly 19th-century adventurers, madmen and explorers who quested after the North Pole. (ARC124, $15.00)

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)

The Voyage of the Narwhal

The Voyage of the Narwhal


by Andrea Barrett

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

A gripping work of historical imagination in the form of a 19th-century account of Arctic exploration. It's Barrett's evocative tale of a Philadelphia naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells, who sets out on a foolhardy mission in search of the Franklin Expedition in the Canadian Arctic. (ARC40, $14.95)

Ultima Thule, Explorers and Natives in the Polar North

Ultima Thule, Explorers and Natives in the Polar North


by Jean Malaurie

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 399 PAGES

In this oversize, handsomely illustrated history of European exploration of Greenland and the Arctic, Malaurie draws together explorers' logs, Inuit accounts, photographs, engravings and period drawings. (ARC123, $75.00)

Weird and Tragic Shores: The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer

Weird and Tragic Shores: The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer


by Chauncey Loomis | Andrea Barrett

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 350 PAGES

The tale of 19th-century Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his untimely death somewhere in Greenland. (ARC63, $19.00)

Frost on My Moustache, The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer

Frost on My Moustache, The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer


by Tim Moore

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

In this inspired folly, a British comic heads to Iceland, Spitsbergen and other northern locales in pursuit of a fictitious Arctic hero. (ARC74, $18.99)

The Ice Finders, How a Poet, a Professor and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age

The Ice Finders, How a Poet, a Professor and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age


by Edmund Blair Bolles

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A wonderfully eccentric history of 19th-century science, focusing on three personalities and their ideas about the role of ice in Earth's history. Each contributed to the Victorian debate among scientists, explorers and the man on the street about the nature of the polar regions. (ARC78, $17.95)

The Last Imaginary Place

The Last Imaginary Place


by Robert McGhee

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

A curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, McGhee combines a lifetime of field work, ethnography and travel in this illuminating account of the human history of the Arctic. (ARC164, $18.00)

Near Death in the Arctic

Near Death in the Arctic


by Ceci Kuhne

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Including disaster tales from the Antarctic, too, this compendium of sub-zero survival stories chronicles adventurers from Ernest Shackleton to Richard E. Byrd. (ARC224, $15.95)

The Greenlanders

The Greenlanders


by Jane Smiley

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 608 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

This marvelously researched novel recreates life in the Viking settlements in Greenland. (ARC08, $16.95)

The Sagas of Icelanders

The Sagas of Icelanders


by Jane Smiley | Robert Kellog

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 848 PAGES

Nine sagas and six tales composed between the years 1000 and 1500, including an account of Leif Eriksson's voyage to North America, all newly translated. With an introduction by Jane Smiley. (ICL13, $26.00)

After the Ice

After the Ice


by Alun Anderson

  • SCIENCE
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 298 PAGES

Anderson includes his travels, often by ship, and interviews with dozens of researchers and local leaders from Greenland to Siberia for this sharp report on the people, politics and impact of climatic change at the top of the world. (ARC263, $26.99)

AntARCTIC, A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions

AntARCTIC, A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions


by Michael Poliza

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. With his inimitable blend of intimate close-ups and cinematic landscapes, Michael Poliza celebrates polar wildlife and landscapes in this compact edition of his oversized, sumptuous original, (ANT314, $39.95)

Arctic Eden

Arctic Eden


by Jerry Kobalenko

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

Kobalenko's dramatic photographs capture the grandeur and stark beauty of the High Arctic in this illustrated tale of epic ski expeditions in places including Ellesmere Island, Grise Fiord, Alexandra Fiord and remote NW Greenland. (ARC269, $40.00)

Arctic Eden

Arctic Eden


by Jerry Kobalenko

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

Kobalenko's dramatic photographs capture the grandeur and stark beauty of the High Arctic in this illustrated tale of epic ski expeditions in places including Ellesmere Island, Grise Fiord, Alexandra Fiord and remote NW Greenland. (ARC269, $40.00)

Glacier Ice

Glacier Ice


by Austin Post | Edward R. LaChapelle

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 145 PAGES

A classic book of extraordinary black-and-white aerial photographs of mountains and glaciers by two devoted men of ice. Ed LaChapelle's text is paired with Austin Post's stunning aerial photographs of glaciers from Alaska and Chile to Switzerland and the Himalayas. (SCI07, $35.00)

Islands of the Arctic

Islands of the Arctic


by Julian Dowdeswell | Michael Hambrey

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • HARD COVER
  • 280 PAGES

A beautifully illustrated, authoritative overview of the physical geography of the Arctic, especially the role of glaciers and ice in shaping the land and history of northern islands across the Arctic from the Canadian Archipelago, Greenland and Svalbard to the Russian Arctic. (ARC122, $74.99)

Planet Arctic

Planet Arctic


by Wayne Lynch

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

Expedition leader, photographer and colleague, Wayne Lynch presents the "large and legendary" musk oxen and bear, tundra plants, birds, mammals and, of course, polar bears and other marine creatures of the sea ice in this portfolio of 150 striking full-page color photos. (ARC268, $29.95)

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)

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 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 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)

Through the Eyes of the Vikings, An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands

Through the Eyes of the Vikings, An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands


by Robert B. Haas

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

In this captivating collection of oversized aerial photographs, Haas (Through the Eyes of the Gods) reveals the surprising diversity of color and life in the arctic landscape, including Norwegian fjords, Alaskan tundras and Swedish waterscapes. (ARC270, $50.00)

Vanishing World, The Endangered Arctic

Vanishing World, The Endangered Arctic


by Mireilla De La Lez | Fredrik Granath

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 264 PAGES

Against a dramatic landscape of ice floes and jagged mountains, de la Lez captures spectacular iamges of the polar bears, foxes, walruses, and reindeer that struggle to live in this increasingly vulnerable climate. (ARC203, $40.00)

Familiar Animals & Plants of the Arctic & Subarctic Regions

Familiar Animals & Plants of the Arctic & Subarctic Regions


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2014
  • PLASTIC CARD

Handy for a pocket or backpack, this durable, fold-out wildlife reference features species of flora and fauna familiar to the Arctic. (ARC324, $6.95)

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises


by Mark Carwardine

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species. (FG02, $22.00)

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