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The Arctic
cover"What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic," writes Sven-Olof Lindblad, the founder of Lindblad Expeditions, whose life's work has been leading expeditions. The result of over 40 years of exploring, his book The Arctic celebrates the "pure magic" travelers to the far north have witnessed, and taken home. Organized in three sections: Landscape, Wildlife and People, the book features excellent Arctic photography taken from deck, zodiac, kayak, plane and underwater craft.  The images alternate between civilization and pristine wilderness -- the worlds of the Inuit, Inuk, Greenlander, Norwegian and Icelandic peoples and the wild that spreads from their doorsteps.
An Interview with Malachy Tallack
book coverIn Sixty Degrees North, one of Longitude's Year's Best Reads, writer Malachy Tallack travels westward along the northern latitude in the wake of his father's death. Through his journey he explores themes of isolation, wildness and exile while considering the relationship between the people and their land and confronting his own feelings about home.
  Longitude. The 60th parallel gave your journey a meaningful shape. Did you find similarities between the countries linked by the imaginary line?
Parc La Fontaine, Montreal
Assistant Editor Ben Hankey describes a favorite moment in a favorite spot discovered in the lovely Parc La Fontaine, Montreal, Quebec.
  We came into Parc La Fontaine completely exhausted, each of us on a battered bike share cycle climbing from the main drag of Montreal’s Gay Village (imagine a bustling shopping district with innumerable strands of pink Christmas bulbs overhead), huffing and puffing onto Le-Plateau-Mont-Royal. The terrain evened, our muscles relaxed, the wheels turned more effortlessly and we stationed our bikes between the boulevard’s French mansard roofs and a thick canopy of old-growth ash trees. It was a Saturday evening and we were headed through the iconic park on the way to the restaurants of Duluth Street.
In Memoriam: Farley Mowat
Lovers of the Canadian Arctic are mourning the death of Farley Mowat, the bearded, often kilted, Canadian writer whose 45 publications served as the voice for Inuit tribes and native animals of the Canadian north.
Northwest Passage
“Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage, To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea, Tracing one warm line through a land so wide and savage, And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.”