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Across the Top of the World

Across the Top of the World

by James P. Delgado

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Covering all the major expeditions in detail, and written with passion and authority, this richly illustrated history by James Delgado covers the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage, from the disaster of the Franklin Expedition to the triumph of Roald Amundsen and all the way up to present-day research. (ARC61, $19.95)

The Man Who Ate His Boots

The Man Who Ate His Boots

by Anthony Brandt

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

The enthralling tale of the adventurers who searched in vain for the Northwest Passage, Holy Grail of 19th-century British exploration. (ARC246, $16.95)

A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic

A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic

by E.C. Pielou

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 327 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

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)

 
Canada Map

Canada Map


by ITMB

  • 2010
  • MAP

This attractive color map of all Canada (1:6,000,000) shows topographic relief, transportation routes, cities and towns. (CND15, $12.95)

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, $15.95)

Arctic Crossing, A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture

Arctic Crossing, A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture


by Jonathan Waterman

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

A riveting account of a 2,200 mile solo journey across the Arctic from Prudhoe Bay to the Gulf of Boothia by kayak, accomplished in stages from 1997-1999. (ARC98, $16.95)

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)

Frozen in Time, The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

Frozen in Time, The Fate of the Franklin Expedition


by Owen Beattie | John Geiger

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 185 PAGES

An exhaustive examination of the evidence surrounding the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition. Beattie and Geiger, a forensic anthropologist and historian, build a credible tale of the disappearance of the expedition. (ARC81, $22.95)

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, most in glorious color and many presented here for the first time. Hayes provides captivating, scholarly commentary. (ARC135, $64.95)

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)

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)

Voyages of Discovery

Voyages of Discovery


by David Boyle

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

Splendidly illustrated in color, this compact chronicle of the Golden Age of European exploration (1492-1522) traces the voyages of Columbus, Magellan and others to Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific. Facsimile documents include ships' logs, drawings by explorers and letters home. (EXP90, $24.95)

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)

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, 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 Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage


by Tony Soper

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

Soper draws on his many years exploring polar regions for this illustrated natural history, covering both exploration and wildlife with aplomb. (ARC312, $23.99)

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