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ARCTIC. Buy these 4 items as a set for $106 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Historical Atlas of the Arctic

ARC135
Derek Hayes
University of Washington Press
2003
208
0295983582
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$65.00

Arctic Dreams

ARC11
Barry Lopez
Vintage Books
2001
417
0375727485
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
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.
$16.95

A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic

ARC03
E.C. Pielou
University of Chicago Press
1994
327
0226668142
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A primer on Arctic climate, geography, plants, birds, mammals and insects in a single nicely written book. It's a highly recommended, enthusiastic guide to natural history throughout the Circumpolar North.
$22.00

Greenland & North Pole Map

ARC111
ITMB
ITMB
2013
2
1553418417
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With the North Circumpolar region on one side, including Iceland, and a detailed map of Greenland on the other.
$12.95

North Pole, South Pole Map

ARC197
Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic
2007
1
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$1.00

Bradt Guide Lapland

ARC207
James Proctor
Bradt Publications
2015
224
1841629170
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.99

Northern Lights, A Practical Travel Guide

ARC350
Polly Evans
Bradt Publications
2015
48
1784770299
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With helpful advice on viewing the Northern Lights in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and Alaska, this Bradt guide has essential information on forecasts, the science behind the lights, photography and how to dress.
$8.99

A Wretched and Precarious Situation

ARC357
David Welky
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
480
0393254410
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Historian David Welky tells a truly remarkable story of adventure set in the ice fields north of Greenland. Delving into newly discovered letters, diary entries and field notes, he shows how the ill-fated Crocker Land Expedition (1913 to 1917) explored (what they thought was) a new continent and how it all went wrong.
$28.95

Across the Arctic Ocean

ARC338
Sir Wally Herbert
Thames & Hudson
2015
240
0500252149
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This lushly illustrated book commemorates the Arctic Ocean expedition of Sir Wally Herbert, hailed as one of the greatest explorers of his time. Alongside expert commentary, the book includes 157 photographs (87 in color) that exude the hardships and wonders of the Arctic.
$39.95

Ice Bear, The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon

ARC360
Michael Engelhard
University of Washington Press
2016
288
0295999225
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This meticulous cultural narrative examines over 8,000 years of polar bear history, showing the many forms the powerful, elusive animal has taken. Whether spirit guide, enemy or symbol of ecological crisis, Engelhard argues, the ice bear has always loomed large in the human imagination.
$29.95

Ice Ship, The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram

ANT402
Charles W. Johnson
University Press of New England
2014
336
1611683963
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$35.00

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic

ANT401
Camille Seaman
Chronicle Books
2014
160
1616892609
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$55.00

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

ARC276
Michael Byers
Douglas & McIntyre
2010
179
1553654994
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

A History of Arctic Exploration

ARC257
Juha Nurminen
Macmillan
2010
349
1844860698
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$60.00

Arctic Labyrinth, The Quest for the Northwest Passage

ARC254
Glyn Williams
University of California Press
2011
464
0520269950
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Drawing on letters, archives and explorer accounts, Williams charts the full sweep of the history of discovery and the quest for the Northwest Passage.
$28.95

Ice Ghosts, The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

ARC363
Paul Watson
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
384
0393249387
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Shedding light on Arctic exploration's greatest mystery, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson describes the fate of the 1845 Franklin Expedition that was lost in the Canadian Arctic until 2014.
$27.95

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

ARC327
Hampton Sides
Doubleday
2015
496
0307946916
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

N by E

ARC35
Rockwell Kent, Edward Hoagland (Introduction)
Wesleyan University Press
1996
282
0819552925
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The classic account of a 1929 sailing voyage from Labrador to Greenland, illustrated with wood-block prints by the author on every other page.
$22.95

Ninety Degrees North, The Quest for the North Pole

ARC124
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2003
496
080214036X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A thrilling, artfully told chronicle of the mostly 19th-century adventurers, madmen and explorers who quested after the North Pole.
$15.00

Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition: Lost and Found

ARC370
Gillian Hutchinson
Ingram Publisher Services
2017
176
1472948696
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage - the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and the 129 men aboard them disappeared in the Arctic. This richly illustrated book is an essential guide to this story of heroism, endurance, tragedy and dark desperation.
$28.00

Stefan Hunstein, In the Ice

ARC367
Petra Giloy-Hirtz (Editor)
University of Chicago Press
2017
128
3777427349
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Majestic, palpably cold and echoing with vision, the photographs of artist Stefan Hunstein reveal untouched Arctic spaces from the eye of a contemporary artist. Using specialized techniques, Hunstein printed the 50 chilling photographs on glass. His reproductions evoke fragility, the monstrous and the perilous.
$49.95

The Arctic Regions

ARC318
William Bradford
David R. Godine
2013
200
1567924514
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
William Bradford’s magnificent book, originally published in 1873 and lovingly returned to print in this new edition, recounts a three-month journey along the Western coast of Greenland aboard the Panther; a 325-ton sealing ship. With all 141 captivating photographs from the original. Published in conjunction with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, which is also mounting an exhibition Artc Visions, featuring the exceedingly rare 1873 elephant folio.
$49.95

The Last Gentleman Adventurer

ARC173
Edward Beauclerk Maurice, Lawrence Millman (Introduction)
Lightning Source
2006
416
0618773584
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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).
$19.99

The Northern Lights, Celestial Performances of the Aurora Borealis

ARC342
Calvin Hall (Photographer), Daryl Pederson (Photographer)
Sasquatch Books
2015
128
1632170019
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Shot in Alaska, one of the best places to watch the northern lights, these images capture the natural phenomenon in all its splendor and majesty. Hall and Pederson’s 160 photographs were taken with ultra-HD cameras during a period of unusually high solar activity.
$19.95

The Voyage of the Narwhal

ARC40
Andrea Barrett
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
416
0393319504
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

Ultima Thule, Explorers and Natives in the Polar North

ARC123
Jean Malaurie
W. W. Norton & Company
2003
399
0393051501
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$75.00

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

ARC63
Chauncey Loomis, Andrea Barrett (Introduction)
Modern Library
2000
350
037575525X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The tale of 19th-century Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his untimely death somewhere in Greenland.
$19.00

An Intimate Wilderness, Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons

ARC358
Norman Hallendy
Douglas & McIntyre
2016
328
1771642300
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In his sparkling memoir, researcher and photographer Norman Hallendy discusses his adventures and experiences with Arctic wildlife, Arctic natural phenomena and the Inuit.
$34.95

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

ARC74
Tim Moore
Griffin Publishing
2001
280
0312270151
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this inspired folly, a British comic heads to Iceland, Spitsbergen and other northern locales in pursuit of a fictitious Arctic hero.
$21.99

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

ARC78
Edmund Blair Bolles
Counterpoint
2000
272
1582431019
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

The Last Imaginary Place

ARC164
Robert McGhee
University of Chicago Press
2007
296
0226500896
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

White Eskimo, Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic

ARC345
Stephen R. Bown
Da Capo Press
2015
336
0306822822
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In his important biography of Knud Rasmussen, author and historian Stephen Brown traces the explorer’s life, keying into his landmark three-year journey by dog sled from Greenland to Alaska.
$27.99

Near Death in the Arctic

ARC224
Ceci Kuhne (Editor)
Vintage Books
2009
384
0307279375
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Including disaster tales from the Antarctic, too, this compendium of sub-zero survival stories chronicles adventurers from Ernest Shackleton to Richard E. Byrd.
$15.95

The Greenlanders

ARC08
Jane Smiley
Doubleday
2005
608
1400095468
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
This marvelously researched novel recreates life in Greenland's Viking settlements, which disappeared 500 years ago.
$16.95

The Sagas of Icelanders

ICL13
Jane Smiley (Editor), Robert Kellog (Introduction)
Viking
2001
848
0141000031
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.00

AntARCTIC, A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions

ANT314
Michael Poliza
teNeues
2011
240
3832795901
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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,
$12.95

Arctica, The Vanishing North

ARC348
Sebastian Copeland, Sir Richard Branson (Foreword)
Aa Balkema
2015
304
3832732810
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Including 200 color photographs and four gatefolds, this compendium is a luxurious visual record of the high Arctic. Copeland’s work captures the region’s ethereal, untamed splendor and draws further attention to its perilous future.
$125.00

Future Arctic, Field Notes from a World on the Edge

ARC331
Edward Struzik
Island Press
2015
192
1610914406
HARD COVER
Natural History
2/3/2015
0
0
0
0
A frank discussion of new, on-the-ground research in the Far North. Struzik makes it clear that the vast changes in the Arctic require more study and prompt action.
$30.00

Glacier Ice

SCI07
Austin Post, Edward R. LaChapelle
University of Washington Press
2000
145
0295979100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$35.00

Planet Arctic

ARC268
Wayne Lynch
Firefly Books
2012
240
1770851410
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Polar Bears

ARC58
Ian Stirling
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
2011
232
1554551552
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$40.00

Polar, A Photicular Book

ARC340
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann
Workman Publishing Company
2015
24
0761185690
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Utilizing the new technology of photicular images, this innovative book uses interleaved photos, sliding lenses and four-color video imagery to depict the landscape and wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic.
$25.95

The Arctic

ARC356
Elizabeth Warner, Sven-Olof Lindblad (Foreword)
Welcome Books
2016
224
0847849732
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Presenting the best works from a range of Arctic photographers, this unparalleled collection celebrates the region's beautiful landscapes, biodiversity, native peoples and rapidly changing environment.
$50.00

The World of the Polar Bear

ARC50
Norbert Rosing
Firefly Books
2010
204
1554071550
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

For Kids

Eyewitness Arctic & Antarctic

GEN187
Barbara Taylor, Geoff Brightling (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2011
72
0756690714
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Young readers will enjoy this snazzy, illustrated survey of life and nature at high latitudes.
$19.99

Crow and Weasel

USW371
Barry Lopez
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1998
64
0374416133
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this tale of the adventures of two young Plains Indians who journey to the far north the great naturalist and writer Barry Lopez has written a children's tale that is fully as wise as his adult writings.
$14.99

Seabird

OCE79
Holling C. Holling
1978
PAPER
Literature
61
0395266815
Houghton Mifflin Company
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Across four generations and around the world, by whaler, clipper, steamer and airplane, Holling traces American seafaring through the eyes of an ivory gull in this illustrated classic. Ages 9-12
$11.95

Dogsong

ARC161
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
162
1416939628
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this absorbing tale for middle-schoolers, a 14-year-old boy takes a 1,400 mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra and mountains in search of his Inuit roots.
$7.99

Polar Bear Night

ARC162
Lauren Thompson, Stephen Savage
Scholastic Inc.
2004
32
0439495245
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A young polar bear explores the Arctic night in this sweet picture book.
$17.99

Polar Explorers for Kids

ARC191
Maxine Snowden
Chicago Review Press
2004
150
1556525001
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The history and adventures of 16 polar explorers, including Erik the Red, Henry Hudson, Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, are brought to life in 21 puzzles, games, projects and activities for kids ages 9 and up.
$16.95

Arctic and Antarctic Life Coloring Book

ANT251
Ruth Soffer
Dover Publications
2007
48
0486298930
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Big, easy-to-color drawings depict dozens of seals, penguins, birds and whales from both ends of the Earth in this delightful roundup.
$4.99

Here Is the Arctic Winter

ARC222
Madeleine Dunphy, Alan James Robinson (Illustrator)
Perseus
2007
32
0977753905
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A cumulative poem celebrating the Arctic ecosystem with stunning illustrations. Dunphy shows children the beauty of interdependence in this fun book, part of the Web of Life series.
$9.95

Shooting Star

ARC225
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2012
96
0316198757
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock cross the Arctic Ocean in search of a vast meteorite in this 10th book in the series, published in 1941.
$8.99

The Last Polar Bear

ALA309
Wendell Minor, Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
2009
32
0061240672
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The Newbery Medal-winning author and illustrator Wendell Minor team up for this tale of a young boy and his efforts to save one of the last polar bears in the rapidly changing Arctic environment.
$16.99

Ice Bear, in the Steps of the Polar Bear

ARC243
Gary Blythe (Illustrator), Nicola Davies
Candlewick Press
2009
32
0763644412
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A read along book for kids, which also includes a CD for terrific sound effects.
$9.99

Artemis Fowl 2, The Arctic Incident

ARC274
Eoin Colfer
Hyperion
2009
128
1423114078
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Artemis races to the Arctic Circle to make a daring rescue of his father, kidnapped by the Russian mob, in this second intsallment.
$12.99

Arctic Adventures, Tales from the Lives of Inuit Artists

ARC277
Raquel Rivera
Douglas & McIntyre
2007
36
0888997140
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
These stories based on the lives of native artists Pudlo Pudlat, Jessie Oonark, Kenojuak Ashevak and Lazarusie Ishulutuk offer young readers a glimpse into this rich, remote culture.
$18.95

North, The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration

ARC286
Nick Dowson
Candlewick Press
2011
56
0763652717
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The annual migrations of gray whales, white cranes, wolves, caribou, polar bears and other wildlife of the circumpolar north are beautifully depicted in words and pictures in this picture book for youngsters age 7-8 and their families.
$16.99

North, The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration

ARC332
Nick Dowson
Candlewick Press
2013
56
0763666637
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A lushly illustrated picture book featuring the beautiful landscapes of the Arctic Circle, its white cranes, wolves, caribou, gray whales and polar bears. When winter arrives, all these creatures migrate south. In the spring, they return to bask in the sunshine and feast in the arctic tundra.
$7.99

Penguin's Big Adventure

ARC339
Salina Yoon
Bloomsbury USA
2015
40
0802738281
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The popular character Penguin returns in this delightful story about taking chances and trying something new. Penguin is on a quest to become the first penguin to the North Pole. When he arrives, there’s just one problem: his friends are all down south; the North Pole is empty and seems so lonely! How will Penguin overcome his fears?
$14.99

Stories of the Aurora

ARC346
Joan Marie Galat
Whitecap Books
2015
68
1770502106
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Written for ages 9-12, this one-of-a-kind book introduces the many European and native tales about the Northern Lights that have survived the ages, with essential facts about the phenomenon.
$16.95

Arctic White

ARC349
Lee White (Illustrator), Danna Smith
Henry Holt and Company
2016
32
1627791043
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Colorful and fun, this ethereal picture book follows the perspective of a young girl who lives in the Arctic and sees only white, until a walk with her grandfather reveals the majestic purples, blues and greens of the Northern Lights. For ages 4 to 8.
$17.99

Marooned in the Arctic, The True Story of Ada Blackjack, the Female Robinson Crusoe

ARC353
Peggy Caravantes
Chicago Review Press
2016
208
1613730985
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Geared for young adults, this fast-paced biography narrates the life of an Inuit woman who braved two years alone on Wrangel Island in northern Siberia. With plenty of sidebars, photos, a map, bibliography and excerpts from diaries and letters.
$19.95

How to Survive in the North

ARC366
Luke Healy
Consortium
2016
192
1910620068
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A graphic novel that weaves together three stories, two detailing non-fiction stories of 1912 and 1926 expeditions to the Arctic and the third a modern-day fiction about a professor who falls in love with a student. All three quietly contemplate what it takes to survive in the north and celebrate the human spirit.
$22.95

Little Polar Bear, Where Are You Going Lars?

ARC368
Hans De Beer
Ingram Publisher Services
2016
32
0735842647
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This charming adventure, for children ages 4 to 8, is set in the far, icy reaches of the Arctic. Lars, a little polar bear, falls asleep after a long day of hunting with his father. He sleeps so soundly that he doesn't hear the ice cracking and when he wakes he's miles away from the North Pole on an unforgettable journey.
$16.95

More Books

Last Places, A Journey in the North

ARC54
Lawrence Millman, Paul Theroux (Introduction)
Lightning Source
2000
242
0618082484
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.99

Far Afield

ICL08
Susanna Kaysen
Vintage Books
1994
338
0679753761
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Susanna Kaysen's charming novel about a social anthropologist off on a grant to study the residents of the Faroes wonderfully evokes the people, culture and windswept landscapes of the North Atlantic archipelago.
$17.00

Coming into the Country

ALA04
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
438
0374522871
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A superb introduction to the state, McPhee's lyrical portrait blends history, issues and interesting facts with sketches of frontier life and unforgettable Alaskan characters.
$18.00

Marine Mammals of Alaska

ALA08
Kate Wynne
Sea Grant
2013
75
1566121213
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for use in the field, this indispensable guide features large color photographs, key information and detailed range maps for all the whales, seals and other marine creatures found near the shores of Alaska and Russia. Third edition.
$25.00

Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

VIK02
John Haywood
1995
144
PAPER
History
0140513280
Penguin Putnam
0
0
0
0
This history of the Vikings tells their story through a series of innovative maps and excellent photographs. It traces the routes of 9th-century Viking merchants and explorers throughout Europe and the New World.
$23.00

Handbook of North American Indians: Arctic

ARC15
David Damas
Smithsonian Institution Press
1984
829
0874741858
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
An encyclopedia of the culture, art, ceremony and history of the native peoples of the Arctic.
$99.95

Paddle to the Arctic

ARC26
Don Starkell
McClelland and Stewart
2001
304
0771082657
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Not simply the story of a man in a kayak, this diary of a 3,000-mile journey from Churchill to Tuktoyaktut captures the challenges of the Northwest Passage.
$16.95

Canada Map

CND15
Hallwag
Hallwag
2012
2
3828304664
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:4,000,000, this highly detailed map of all Canada provides exceptional coverage of the Canadian Arctic, Greenland and the northern US. The Distoguide feature reveals distances between major cities.
$11.95

Never Cry Wolf

BST34
Farley Mowat
Back Bay Books
2001
246
0316881791
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
A laugh-out-loud account of wolf research and government folly set on the barren lands of northern Manitoba. Perfect for teens.
$16.00

By Airship to the North Pole, An Archaeology of Human Exploration

ARC68
P.J. Capelotti
Rutgers
1999
209
0813526337
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A history of Salomon Andree, Charles Wellman and the first attempts to reach the North Pole by airship. This book includes a detailed archaeological analysis of the aerial polar base camps in Spitsbergen.
$30.00

The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon, Siberian Folk Tales

SIB12
James Riordan
Interlink Publishing Group
1991
205
0940793652
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of tales from throughout Siberia, divided thematically, and with an excellent introduction by James Riordan. Many of the stories feature the harsh setting of the tundra and importance of the spirit.
$11.95

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga

VIK11
William Fitzhugh (Editor), Elisabeth Ward (Editor)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2000
432
1560989955
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$34.95

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

ARC76
Kirsten Seaver
Stanford University Press
1997
407
0804731616
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly account of Norse settlements in Greenland and Canada -- the best analysis of the subject to be published in decades.
$31.95

Manitoba Map

CND51
ITMB
ITMB
2009
2
1553418204
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the Canadian province at a scale of 1:900,000.
$7.95

Lonely Planet Canada

CND54
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
896
1786573350
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With information on all the provinces, this comprehensive guide is perfect for travelers visiting multiple Canadian destinations.
$27.99

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

ARC98
Jonathan Waterman
Lyons Press
2002
376
1585747300
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The Arctic, A Guide to Coastal Wildlife

ARC85
Tony Soper
Bradt Publications
2012
160
1841623806
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.99

Spitsbergen Explorer Map

ARC88
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2011
1
0953868181
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of Svalbard for the traveler, at a scale of 1:1,000,000, with illustrated biographies of 27 explorers and a guide to wildlife on the reverse.
$11.95

The Svalbard Archipelago

ARC91
P.J. Capelotti (Editor)
McFarland & Company
2000
180
078640759X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A reprint of a WWII-era report on Spitsbergen by U.S. intelligence, covering the geography, history and geo-politics of the archipelago. With 63 photographs, maps, glossary, illustrations, bibliography, appendices and an index.
$49.95

North to the Night, A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic

ARC97
Alvah Simon
Broadway Books
1999
328
076790446X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A well-crafted tale of adventures in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland aboard a 36-foot sailing yacht, including most memorably a solo winter frozen in the sea ice off Bylot Island.
$15.99

The Northern Lights, The True Story of the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis

ARC104
Lucy Jago
Vintage Books
2002
320
0375708820
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

This Cold Heaven

ARC107
Gretel Ehrlich
Pantheon Books
2003
400
0679758526
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
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.
$18.95

Rowing to Latitude, Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge

ARC108
Jill Fredston
North Point Press
2001
288
0865476551
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An enjoyable account of watery travels along the coasts of Alaska, British Columbia, Labrador, Greenland, Spitsbergen and Norway. It's a lyrical tale of the adventurous life of this husband-and-wife team.
$16.00

Women of the Four Winds

EXP19
Elizabeth Olds
Mariner Books
1999
336
0395957842
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A collection of four lively biographies of four 20th-century American explorers.
$21.95

The Sledge Patrol, A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival and Victory

ARC112
David Howarth
Lyons Press
2008
224
1599213222
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engrossing true-life adventure story of Danish and Norwegian hunters evading Nazi troops across the hostile terrain of Greenland.
$16.95

Servants of the Map

WLD30
Andrea Barrett
W. W. Norton & Company
2003
272
0393323579
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Barrett introduces a cast of truth-seekers and explorers in these luminous tales of discovery ranging the map (and centuries) from the Himalayas to Pennsylvania and New York.
$18.95

Fatal Passage, The Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot

ARC118
Ken McGoogan
Carroll & Graff
2003
328
0786711566
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A compelling biography of the Scottish explorer who pioneered Inuit methods, completed the Northwest Passage and found Franklin.
$15.95

Nansen

ARC121
Roland Huntford
Trafalgar Square
2001
750
0349114927
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The centerpiece of Huntford's masterful biography of the polar explorer is the gripping account of the drift of the Fram -- and Nansen's epic trek across the ice to Franz Josef Land.
$29.95

Light at the Edge of the World

WLD34
Wade Davis
Douglas & McIntyre
2007
192
0792264746
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic Wade Davis surveys the global diversity of peoples and cultures in this meditative account of travels from the Arctic to the Amazon to Borneo.
$14.95

Chronicles of the Vikings: Records, Memorials and Myths

VIK16
R.I. Page
University of Toronto Press
1996
240
0802071651
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A collection of recently translated Viking writings.
$35.95

The Norsemen in the Viking Age

VIK17
Eric Christiansen
Blackwell Publishers
2002
379
1405149647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This scholary history of the Norse takes somewhat of a revisionist approach, examining the evolution of Viking culture as a direct reaction to threatening environmental and social forces at home and abroad.
$45.95

The Ice Chronicles, The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change

SCI70
Paul Andrew Mayewski, Frank White, Lynn Margulis
University Press of New England
2003
264
1584650621
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Greenland Ice Sheet drilling project, started in 1998 to help measure global climate change throughout history.
$24.95

The Franz Josef Land Archipelago, E. B. Baldwin's Journal of the Wellman Polar Expedition, 1898-1899

ARC146
E.B. Baldwin, P.J. Capelotti (Editor)
McFarland & Company
2004
200
0786417765
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The previously unpublished journal of Arctic explorer Evelyn Briggs Baldwin (1862-1933), second in command on the first American expedition to Franz Josef Land.
$49.95

The Little Ice Age, How Climate Made History 1300-1850

ARC147
Brian Fagan
Hachette
2001
272
0465022723
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A delightful and well-documented survey of the impact of medieval cooling on world affairs, including the hardships suffered by the Norse on Greenland.
$16.99

No One Thinks of Greenland

ARC149
John Griesemer
Picador USA
2002
320
0312283369
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.00

Frozen Earth, The Once and Future Story of the Ice Ages

SCI76
Doug Macdougall
University of California Press
2013
267
0520248244
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An balanced history of the ice ages and climatology
$28.95

The North Pole, A Narrative History

ARC155
Anthony Brandt (Editor)
National Geographic
2004
413
0792274113
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Bradt Guide Faroe Islands

ARC156
James Proctor
Bradt Publications
2016
172
1784770132
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the North Atlantic islands, essential for anyone contemplating an extended visit. With islands maps, city plans, and detailed information on what to do and where to go throughout the archipelago.
$26.99

The Future of Ice, A Journey into Cold

ANT215
Gretel Ehrlich
Pantheon Books
2005
200
1400034353
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The marvelous Ehrlich (This Cold Heaven) continues her fascination with out-of-the-way places with this account of journeys to the ends of the earth, including chapters set in Patagonia and Spitsbergen. The book is not so much about place as the experience of cold.
$13.95

True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole

ARC158
Bruce Henderson
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
331
0393327388
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Henderson tackles the bitter rivalry between Robert Peary and Frederick Cook, along with the competing claims, controversy and politics of who first reached the North Pole.
$24.95

A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife

NAM24
Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch (Illustrator)
Yale University Press
2005
221
0300106580
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive pocket guide to commonly encountered marine mammals, seabirds and other marine life of Northeastern North America, from North Carolina to Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritimes.
$19.95

Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

GEN324
Jared Diamond
Viking
2011
575
0143036556
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Diamond tackles nothing less than the history and fate of civilization in this compelling book with case studies of failed societies. For example, to the fate of the Norse settlements in Greenland and the builders on Easter Island.
$20.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Ice, The Nature, The History, And The Uses Of This Astonishing Substance

SCI103
Mariana Gosnell
University of Chicago Press
2007
544
0226304965
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A thorough, engaging read about the incredibly versatile stuff that has had a fundamental effect on history, science and everyday life.
$18.00

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

North Circumpolar Region Rolled Map

ARC178
Canada Map Office
Canada Map Office
2008
1
0783400683
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A striking bird's-eye view of the Arctic Ocean and all the lands of the far north, at a scale of 1:9,000,000, with shaded relief on sea and land.
$24.95

Silent Snow, The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic

ARC181
Marla Cone
Grove Press
2006
256
0802142591
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
On a journey intended to investigate the deteriorating Arctic environment, Cone travels across the northern region and makes several surprising discoveries about the dangers of pollution and how toxic chemicals from around the world end up contaminating the Arctic.
$16.00

Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd

ALA229
Karsten Heuer
Milkweed Editions
2008
237
1594850100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Heuer's account of a season following the migrating caribou from their winter feeding grounds to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
$15.00

A Death on the Barrens

CND259
George Bird Grinnell
Heron Dance Press
2010
296
1556438826
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A 1955 canoe trip through the Canadian Arctic leads the author and five other men on a journey rife with perils, including food shortages, record low temperatures and a tumble over a waterfall that proves fatal for the group leader.
$17.95

To the Ends of the Earth, Adventures of an Expedition Photographer

ANT242
Gordon Wiltsie, Alex Lowe (Introduction)
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
224
0393060284
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
National Geographic photographer Wiltsie chronicles his inspiring adventures from bouldering as a youth in California's Chalk Bluff cliffs to early climbs in the Himalayas, and expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic, Patagonia, Mongolia and beyond in this illustrated journal.
$35.00

The Long Exile, A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic

ARC196
Melaine McGrath
Vintage Books
2008
302
1400040477
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The poignant tale of the fate of the Inuit.
$15.95

The Tenderness of Wolves

CND293
Stef Penney
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2008
400
1416571302
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Penney evocatively sets her Costa Award-winning debut novel -- a pageturning combination of murder mystery, historical novel and family epic -- in 19th-century Canada's snowy north.
$16.00

Nunavut Map

CND328
International Travel Maps
ITMB
2009
2
155341845X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional traveler's map at a scale of 1:1,85 million with good topographic relief, showing roads, physical features and nature preserves.
$12.95

Oil and Ice, A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's Last Whaling Dynasty

ARC264
Peter Nichols
Random House
2010
306
0143118366
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Nichols tells the riveting history of America’s whaling industry and it’s sudden fall in 1871, when a fleet of ships from New Bedford was destroyed in an arctic ice storm.
$17.00

Cold Front, Conflict Ahead in Arctic Waters

ARC306
David Fairhall
Counterpoint
2012
352
1619020580
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Fairhall's clear-sighted and penetrating investigation of the Arctic's pivotal role in international relations places the polar region in its historical, political and legal context.
$16.95

Frozen in Time, An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

ARC323
Mitchell Zuckoff
HarperCollins
2014
416
0062133403
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mitchel Zuckoff (Lost in Shangri-La) delivers the page-turning story of the 1942 B-17 crew who were stranded on an arctic glacier after a search-and-rescue mission went awry.
$15.99

25 Brave Men, Tales from an Arctic Journey

ARC325
James Urness
Aa Balkema
2013
360
1627870342
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Urness pays tribute to the lives and deeds of 25 men who pioneered a meteorological outpost in the Canadian Arctic, many of whom did not return to the United States.
$16.95

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

ARC329
Garth James Cameron
Skyhorse
2014
208
1629146994
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

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

ARC330
Shelley Wright
McGill Queen's
2014
420
0773544623
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
Wright charts the history of the Inuit and the experiences of recent Arctic immigrants alongside reflections on current conditions and devastating climate change.
$39.95

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, A Natural History and Species Guide

OCE217
Annalisa Berta
University of Chicago Press
2015
288
022618319X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautifully illustrated overview is the most comprehensive book available on marine cetaceans, covering the natural history, anatomy, diet, distribution, characteristics and conservation status of 98 species.
$45.00

The Northmen, The Viking Saga

VIK52
John Haywood
Gardners Books
2016
400
1250106141
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Viking historian John Haywood delves into the Vikings’ age of expansion (793 CE -1241 CE). His magisterial chronicle answers myriad questions about the Vikings, their technology, their society and why it went into decline.
$29.99

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

ARC355
Blair Braverman
Ecco Press
2017
288
0062311573
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
California native Braverman fell in love with the North early, moving to Norway to drive sled dogs at age 19. She recounts her struggles in the harsh landscape, where she courted danger to make herself stronger and managed the demands of being a young woman in a male-dominated landscape.
$14.99

The Frozen Frontier, Polar Bound Through the Northwest Passage

ARC365
Jane Maufe
Macmillan
2017
224
1472935713
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This charming and captivating account of sailing the Northwest Passage focuses on the author's partnership wtih boat captain David Scott Cowper and their exploits in High Arctic navigation.
$28.00