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In the Wake of the Vikings

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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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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

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

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

Iceland Adventure Map

ICL05
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955343
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map at a scale of 1:465,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Insight Guide Iceland

ICL04
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
352
1786715880
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide emphasizes culture and history, with wonderful photographs, maps and essays from experts.
$24.99

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

Ring of Seasons, Iceland, Its Culture and History

ICL03
Terry G. Lacy
University of Michigan Press
1998
332
0472086618
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A longtime resident of Reykjavik, Lacy weaves tales of family life, anecdote, lore and history into this illuminating personal portrait of Iceland.
$28.95

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 Far Traveler, Voyages of a Viking Woman

VIK26
Nancy Marie Brown
Harcourt Books
2008
320
0156033976
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Brown's intriguing account of the life of the young Viking woman Gudrid sheds light on early Norse settlements in Iceland, Newfoundland and beyond. It's an archaeological mystery, a history of ancient seamanship and a biography all rolled into one.
$16.95

Iceland, Land of the Sagas

ICL07
Jon Krakauer (Photographer), David Roberts
Villarde
1998
160
0375752676
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Krakauer and colleague Roberts hike and climb around Iceland in this classic travel narrative, reissued as a paperback and featuring Krakauer's color photographs. The book interweaves the natural and cultural history of the island with the authors' own adventures.
$30.00

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

Names for the Sea, Strangers in Iceland

ICL61
Sarah Moss
Counterpoint
2013
358
1619021226
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A stranger in a strange land, British novelist Sarah Moss captures the spirit of Iceland in this tale of a year in Reykjavik with her husband and two children.
$17.95

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

Independent People, An Epic

ICL01
Halldor Laxness
Vintage Books
1997
480
0679767924
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Rich in local color, this great mock-epic by the Icelandic Nobel Prize-winner features the indelible Bjartur of Summerhouses, a hard-headed, independent-minded sheep farmer.
$17.00

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 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

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

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

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate, Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming

SCI261
Lynne Cherry
Aa Balkema
2008
66
1584691034
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Here is the science behind the climate change headlines -- evidence from flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs, trees, glaciers and much more, gathered by scientists from all over the world, sometimes with assistance from young "citizen-scientists." And here is what young people, and their families and teachers, can do to learn about climate change and take action.
$18.95

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

To the Arctic

ARC273
Florian Schulz (Photographer)
Mountaineers
2011
204
1594854874
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
From aerial photographs of the tundra in summer to stark winter landscapes and underwater images, Shultz showcases the cycle of an Arctic year in 160 color photographs in this sumptuous book, a companion to the 2012 IMAX film.
$45.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

FG58
Randall Reeves, Pieter Folkens (Illustrator)
Alfred Knopf
2002
528
0375411410
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
A handsome, comprehensive guide to 120 species of whales, dolphins, seals, walruses, sirenians, polar bears and their kin worldwide. Each species gets a four-page spread with color photographs and an overview of range, habitat, behavior, status and conser
$32.50

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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
$22.00

The Vikings, Lords of the Seas

VIK01
Yves Cohat
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300151
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An indispensable reference that fits in your pocket, this slim volume is packed with maps, archival photos and illustrations.
$15.95

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

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

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

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

Planet Ice

ARC241
James Martin (Photographer)
Mountaineers
2009
176
1594850852
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Climbers, conservationists and scientists contributed to this timely, illustrated survey of glaciers and glacial features, featuring 120 stunning color photographs by trip leader, traveler, adventurer and ice-lover James Martin. Contibutors include Gretel Ehrlich, Broughton Coburn and Ian Sterling.
$39.95

Polar Obsession

ANT305
Paul Nicklen
Random House
2009
240
1426205112
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Born and raised on Baffin Island, Nicklen has ice in his blood. The National Geographic photographer, wildlife biologist and naturalist presents up-close portraits of the creatures of the high latitudes in 150 dazzling photographs of swimming bears, cavorting seals, penguins, dueling narwhals and all manner of polar life.
$50.00

Through the Eyes of the Vikings, An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands

ARC270
Robert B. Haas
National Geographic
2010
224
1426206380
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this captivating collection of oversized aerial photographs, Haas (Through the Eyes of the Gods) reveals the surprising diversity of color and life in the arctic landscape, including Norwegian fjords, Alaskan tundras and Swedish waterscapes.
$50.00

True North, Travels in Arctic Europe

ARC271
Gavin Francis
Gardners Books
2010
316
1846971306
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Francis follows in the wake of ancient explorers and Viking settlers from Scotland and the Shetland Isles to the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland and beyond in this thoughtful tale of adventures across the Atlantic.
$18.00