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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)

The Magnetic North

The Magnetic North

by Sara Wheeler

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Wheeler writes with zest and insight into the people, nature and future of the Circumpolar North in these marvelously recounted adventures, including tales of her time in Spitsbergen. (ARC250, $15.00)

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)

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)

 
From Pole to Pole, Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight

From Pole to Pole, Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight


by Garth James Cameron

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

In this engrossing study, GJ Cameron chronicles Roald Amundsen's intense interest in man-lifting kites, airships and planes, his early experiments in flight and his mysterious death while on a 1928 Arctic rescue flight. (ARC329, $22.95)

Helsinki, A Cultural and Literary History

Helsinki, A Cultural and Literary History


by Neil Kent

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

A literary guide to Helsinki, its history and culture, organized into three sections: city of architects and engineers; city of music and arts; and city of hospitality. With maps and black-and-white illustrations. (SCN33, $15.00)

The Great Polar Fraud

The Great Polar Fraud


by Anthony Galvin

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

A lively history concerning the explorations of Cook, Peary and Byrd. Historian Anthony Galvin explains how the claims of each were debunked and the title of "first to the North Pole" was bestowed upon Roald Amundsen. (ARC328, $24.95)

Farthest North

Farthest North


by Fridtjof Nansen

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 678 PAGES

The great Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen's classic account of the voyage of the Fram, originally published in 1897, interspersed with dozens of original photographs. (ARC60, $17.95)

Hell on Ice, The Saga of the Jeanette

Hell on Ice, The Saga of the Jeanette


by Edward Ellsberg

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 421 PAGES

This limited edition of the dramatic fictionalized account of the doomed Jeanette Expedition and their time in the New Siberian Islands includes a CD of the original 1938 radio play by Orson Welles's Mercury Theater. (ARC138, $27.95)

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)

In the Land of White Death, An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

In the Land of White Death, An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic


by Valerian Albanov | David Roberts | Jon Krakauer

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 243 PAGES

A Russian sailor trapped aboard a ship in the ice sets out over the pack for Franz Josef Land. (SIB16, $16.00)

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)

Poles Apart

Poles Apart


by Galen Rowell

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

Noted landscape photographer Galen Rowell turns his attention to the ends of the earth: a gorgeous collection of 188 color photographs with insightful commentary on the story behind each picture. (ANT27, $47.95)

The Frozen Ship, The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration

The Frozen Ship, The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration


by Sarah Moss

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 244 PAGES

Moss demolishes cherished myths of the golden age of polar exploration -- and retells many of the greatest stories -- in this elegantly written, revisionist account of the cult of heroism. (ARC206, $13.95)

The Ice Balloon

The Ice Balloon


by Alec Wilkinson

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

New Yorker writer Wilkinson recounts in thrilling detail the ill-fated attempt by Swedish engineer and aeronaut Salomon August Andree to reach the North Pole from Svalbard by balloon in 1897. (ARC289, $15.95)

The North Pole, A Narrative History

The North Pole, A Narrative History


by Anthony Brandt

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 413 PAGES

Anthony Brandt samples the literature of exploration for this anthology. Organized chronologically, the book is divided into three parts: early exploration; the quest for the Northwest Passage; and North Pole journeys. (ARC155, $15.00)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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