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The Arctic, A Guide to Coastal Wildlife

The Arctic, A Guide to Coastal Wildlife

by Tony Soper

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

An essential handbook for the ship-based traveler, this compact guide to the plants, marine mammals and birds of the Circumpolar North features handsome watercolor illustrations and lively text. This new edition includes a section on the Bering Sea. (ARC85, $23.99)

This Cold Heaven

This Cold Heaven

by Gretel Ehrlich

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Ehrlich spent seven seasons in Greenland, mostly alone, traveling by boat, helicopter, plane and dogsled. This exhilarating book reflects her insight, knowledge and deep appreciation of the people and barren landscapes of the north. (ARC107, $18.95)

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)

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)

 
Greenland Explorer Map

Greenland Explorer Map


by Ocean Explorer Maps

  • 2007
  • MAP

This full color map (1: 3,250,000) includes a timeline, wildlife guide, history and illustrated biographies of notable people on the reverse. (ARC212, $11.95)

Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed


by Jared Diamond

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 575 PAGES

Diamond tackles nothing less than the history and fate of civilization in this compelling book in which he offers case studies, present and past, of societies that work and societies that do not, devoting 100 carefully reasoned pages, for example, to the fate of the Norse settlements in Greenland (climatic change, Inuit) and another big section on Easter Island (deforestation, hubris). This revised edition includes a new afterword. (GEN324, $19.00)

Inuit Folk-Tales

Inuit Folk-Tales


by Knud Rasmussen

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 303 PAGES

This pocket edition of Inuit tales collected the pioneering Arctic anthropologist at the turn of the last century, originally published in 1921 as Eskimo Folk-Tales. (ARC227, $19.95)

The Frozen Echo, Greenland and the Exploration of North America, 1000-1500

The Frozen Echo, Greenland and the Exploration of North America, 1000-1500


by Kirsten Seaver

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 407 PAGES

A scholarly account of Norse settlements in Greenland and Canada -- the best analysis of the subject to be published in decades. (ARC76, $31.95)

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga


by William Fitzhugh | Elisabeth Ward

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

An extensively illustrated volume of Viking culture, history and exploration that focuses especially on voyages to North America. Published in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit, it features essays and 400 color photographs. (VIK11, $34.95)

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)

Eden of the North

Eden of the North


by Signe Rink

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

This unique exploration of Greenland's history provides firsthand accounts by Greenlanders as their island is colonized by the Danes in the 19th century. The writings delve into traditional Greenland life including local ritual, politics and the status of women. (ARC326, $19.95)

Last Places, A Journey in the North

Last Places, A Journey in the North


by Lawrence Millman | Paul Theroux

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES

Millman explores the culture and history of the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland in this hilarious account of his travels in the wake of the ancient Vikings. (ARC54, $15.95)

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)

Cold Earth

Cold Earth


by Sarah Moss

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

A thrilling historic novel that follows an international team of six archeologists unearthing a lost Viking settlement in Greenland. The hopeless group must face a deadly winter as they lose contact with the outside world. (ARC265, $14.95)

No One Thinks of Greenland

No One Thinks of Greenland


by John Griesemer

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In this enthralling historical novel, the author uses an real-life army base built by the U.S. during WWII in South Greenland as the inspiration for an inventive tale of secret goings-on during the Korean War. (ARC149, $19.00)

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)

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)

Narwhals, Arctic Whales in a Melting World

Narwhals, Arctic Whales in a Melting World


by Todd McLeish

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 216 PAGES

Combining lore, natural history and conservation, McLeish travels in search of the much-mythologized cetacean to visit climate researchers in Colorado, to see them in the wild (and in the market) in Greenland and to spend time among the Inuit. He also includes portraits of walrus, polar bear, bowhead and beluga, the ivory gull and other creatures of the High Arctic. (ARC321, $19.95)

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 Fate of Greenland

The Fate of Greenland


by Philip Conkling

  • SCIENCE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Both a sumptuous portrait of a remarkable place and an up-to-date overview of research into climate change, this gorgeously illustrated book brings together essays by leading geoscientists and oceanographers. (ARC285, $24.95)

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