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Expedition to Lapland

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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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The Sami People, Traditions in Transition

SCN42
Veli-Pekka Lehtola
University of Alaska Press
2005
144
1889963755
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Lehtola traces the history, traditions, political challenges, arts and culture of the reindeer-herding Sami in this incisive portrait.
$27.95

A Year in Lapland, Guest of the Reindeer Herders

SCN12
Hugo Beach
University of Washington Press
2001
242
0295980370
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account of a year among the Saami in Swedish Lapland. An anthropologist by training, the author combines travelogue, history and meditation on the cycle of life in the north.
$30.00

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

Finland and Northern Scandinavia Adventure Map

SCN13
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1865003107
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full color map of Finland and some of Northern Scandinavia at a scale of 1:975,000 printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$12.95

Scandinavia Map

SCN16
Michelin Maps
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067170481
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With an index, area maps and a table of driving times and distances, this handy, frequently updated map covers all of Scandinavia, including Finland, at a scale of 1:1.5 million on one side of the sheet.
$12.95

Culture Smart! Finland

SCN41
Terttu Leney
Kuperard
2006
168
1857333640
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Eyewitness Guide Stockholm

SWE18
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2016
232
1465440623
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb, fully illustrated guide to Stockholm and surrounding islands features dozens of local maps and site diagrams.
$20.00

Insight Guide Finland

SCN08
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
416
1786716119
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of Finland, featuring concise essays by well-regarded authors on history, nature and culture, hundreds of photos and maps, and some limited practical information.
$24.99

Insight Guide Scandinavia

SCN22
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
432
1780052693
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From Denmark to Sweden, Norway and Finland, this guide introduces the region with outstanding color maps and photographs.
$24.99

Lonely Planet Finland

SCN18
Jennifer Brewer, Marcus Lehtipuu
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
304
1742207170
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Finland featuring numerous maps and plenty of information on history, culture and attractions.
$24.99

Wallpaper City Guide Helsinki

SCN85
Wallpaper City Guides
Phaidon Press
2014
128
0714868272
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

Helsinki, A Cultural and Literary History

SCN33
Neil Kent
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
247
1566565448
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

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

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

Riding With Reindeer, A Bicycle Odyssey Through Finland, Lapland, and Arctic Norway

SCN70
Robert M. Goldstein
Aa Balkema
2010
336
097632881X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Goldstein pedaled solo from Helsinki through forests, stopping at remote villages and continuing across the tundra (accompanied by Reindeer) to the Barents Sea in this entertaining account, enlivened by the author's photographs and rich detours into the history and culture of Finland and Lapland.
$15.95

The Year of the Hare

SCN71
Arto Paasilinna
Penguin Putnam
2010
194
0143117920
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
"Which of us has not had that wonderfully seditious idea: to play hooky for a while from life as we know it?" With these words from his foreword, Pico Iyer puts his finger on the exhilaratingly anarchic appeal of The Year of the Hare, the, ahem, hare-brained tale of a middle-aged Finnish journalist who ditches everything to roam the wilds of Lapland, with the lagomorph he nursed back to health as his only companion.
$15.00

With the Lapps in the High Mountains, A Woman among the Sami, 1907 - 1908

ARC317
Emilie Demant Hatt
University of Wisconsin Press
2013
192
0299292347
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Dermant Hatt's classic travel account, first published in 1913 and available here in its first English translation, vividly depicts daily life among the Sami in Northern Sweden.
$26.95

Helsinki Noir

SCN84
James Thompson
Consortium
2014
280
161775241X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The latest of an anthology of noir stories from across the globe, this anthology turns its attention to Helsinki and Finland, revealing the darkness that hides in the idyllic Scandinavian country.
$15.95

Auroras, Fire in the Sky

ARC304
Dan Bortolotti, Yuichi Takasaka (Photographer)
Firefly Books
2011
144
1554076811
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
These 80 color photos by Yuichi Takasaka celebrate the beauty, history, folklore and science of the northern lights.
$29.95

Cold, Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

ARC242
Bill Streever
Little Brown and Company
2010
336
0316042927
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
From avalanches to glaciers, seals to snowflakes, Shackleton to hibernating bears and the history of the search for Absolute Zero, Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography and ecology in a year-long search for the meaning of cold.
$15.00

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

Vanishing World, The Endangered Arctic

ARC203
Mireilla De La Lez (Photographer), Fredrik Granath
Harry N. Abrams
2007
264
081099464X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Against a dramatic landscape of ice floes and jagged mountains, de la Lez captures spectacular images of the polar bears, foxes, walruses, and reindeer that struggle to live in this increasingly vulnerable climate.
$40.00

Birds of Britain & Northern Europe

EUR372
Paul Sterry (Photographer), Peter Goodfellow
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
160
1909612413
PAPER
Field Guide
5/21/2015
0
0
0
0
Part of the Naturalist's Guide series, this title profiles 280 species common to the fields and gardens of Britain and Northern Europe. Each entry is accompanied by a high-quality photo and is described by: size, habit, habitat and distribution.
$14.95

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The Kalevala

SCN14
Keith Bosley
Oxford University Press
2009
679
0199538867
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This national epic of Finland, based on ancient heroic poetry, was a rallying flag for national aspirations as Finland struggled to break away from Russia in the 19th century.
$15.95

A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland

SCN03
T.K Derry
University of Minnesota Press
2000
447
0816637997
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of Scandinavia from prehistory to the present with chapters on the Viking and Lutheran kingdoms, medieval times, monarchies, the World Wars and modern period, emphasizing the common cultural, political and social backgrounds.
$25.00

A Short History of Finland

SCN19
Fred Singleton, Anthony F. Upton
Cambridge University Press
2005
209
0521647010
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, thoroughly readable and scholarly history of Finland from early settlement to Finland's admission into the European Union in 1995.
$35.99

The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland, 1939-1940

SCN20
Eloise Engle, Lauri Paananen
Stackpole Books
2014
176
0811714012
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of the 105-day campaign against Finland in the early days of WWII. This book displays how the Finns, though vastly outnumbered, showed great ingenuity in the field of battle.
$19.95

Running with Reindeer, Encounters in Russian Lapland

RUS221
Roger Took
Perseus
2005
384
0813343003
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An absorbing account of travels among the reindeer herding Saami in 1990s Russia. Took captures the wide landscapes, people and political instability of the wilderness surrounding Murmansk.
$17.95

Stockholm, A Cultural History

SWE57
Tony Griffiths
Oxford University Press
2009
256
019538637X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Stockholm.
$19.95

Great North IMAX

ARC335
Martin Dignard, William Reeve
Slingshot
2008
6312674126
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
With graceful cinematograpy, this IMAX documentary film explores the cultures that thrive in northern lands, from the Inuit of northern Quebec and Labrador to the Saami of northern Sweden. Adamie Inukpuk, an Inuit whose family has lived in the north for several generations, narrates.
$14.99