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Expedition to Greenland

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

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 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

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

Greenland Explorer Map

ARC212
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2007
1
0954371755
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This full color map (1: 3,250,000) includes a timeline, wildlife guide, history and illustrated biographies of notable people on the reverse.
$11.95

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

Inuit Folk-Tales

ARC227
Knud Rasmussen
University Press of New England
2009
303
0982170319
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

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

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

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

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

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

Eden of the North

ARC326
Signe Rink
University Press of New England
2014
192
098291556X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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 poetic prose delves into traditional customs including local ritual, politics and the status of women.
$19.95

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

Journal in Greenland, 1770-1778

ARC226
Hans Egede
University Press of New England
2009
302
0982170300
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A new pocket edition of the firsthand account of the land, people and history of Greenland by grandson of the beloved missionary and founder of Nuuk
$19.95

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

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

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

Cold Earth

ARC265
Sarah Moss
Counterpoint
2010
280
1582435790
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

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

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.
$28.00

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 nicely written book. It’s a highly recommended, enthusiastic guide to natural history throughout the Circumpolar North.
$22.00

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

Narwhals, Arctic Whales in a Melting World

ARC321
Todd McLeish
University of Washington Press
2014
216
0295994169
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

The Fate of Greenland

ARC285
Philip Conkling
MIT Press
2013
224
0262525267
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
Both a sumptuous portrait of a remarkable place and an overview of research into climate change, this gorgeously illustrated book brings together essays by leading geoscientists and oceanographers.
$25.95

More Books

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

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

Riddle of the Ice, A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic

ARC93
Myron Arms
Doubleday
1999
267
0385490933
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An account of a 1991 scientific expedition to study climate change, including sailing voyage from Newfoundland across the Davis Strait to Greenland aboard a 50-foot sloop.
$12.95

An African in Greenland

ARC110
Tete-Michel Kpomassie, James Kirkup (Translator)
NYRB
2001
300
0940322889
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A memorable account of the odyssey of West African author from his home in Togo to Paris, Denmark and, ultimately, Greenland.
$16.95

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

Ending in Ice, The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener

ARC208
Roger M. McCoy
Oxford University Press
2008
206
0195188578
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
German meteorologist and climatologist Wegener (1880-1930) presented the first paper speculating that continents move around the surface of the planet in 1912. McCoy (emeritus physical geography, U. of Utah) recounts the origin and reception of the theory of continental drift, but focuses mainly on Wegener's four expeditions to the Greenland ice cap to test it. He did not return from the final one, trying to rescue starving team members.
$47.95

The Arctic Guide, Wildlife of the Far North

ARC333
Sharon Chester
Princeton University Press
2016
400
069113975X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Written for travelers and naturalists alike, this comprehensive guide to the flora and fauna of the Arctic covers 800 species. Each profile features color illustrations, range maps and full descriptions.
$27.95

Wildlife of the World

WLD289
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
480
1465438041
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
This beautifully produced wildlife survey brings readers face-to-face with the world’s most interesting animals from habitats as diverse as the Amazon, the Himalayas, the Sahara and the South Pole. Filled with colorful illustrations, the oversized book allots an in-depth profile to each species, from the shaggy Musk Ox to the Scottish Wildcat and the Gelda Monkey.
$50.00

For Kids

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
$12.99

Leif the Lucky

VIK45
Edgar Parin Daulaire, Ingri Daulaire
University of Minnesota Press
2014
60
0816695458
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This reissued classic presents explorer Leif Erikson, son of Erik the Red, and his many adventures, including crossing uncharted seas with his father and landing in North America. Written for ages 8-12.
$16.95

Story of the Vikings Coloring Book

VIK48
A. G. Smith
Dover Publications
1988
48
0486256537
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Thirty-eight scenes inspired by the Vikings -- all ready for coloring! Includes European raids, ship construction, Viking weaponry, art and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
$4.99

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