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Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure

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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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

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

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

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

What We Know About Climate Change

GEO46
Kerry Emanuel
MIT Press
2012
85
0262018438
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIT atmospheric scientist Emanuel outlines the issues, causes and concerns about the fate of our climate. This second edition covers the latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the lack of will in the United States to tackle this vexing issue.
$16.95

A Traveller's History of Canada

CND82
Robert Bothwell
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
220
1566563860
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
$14.95

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

CND208
Ian Ferguson, Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre
2008
275
1553653114
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character.
$18.95

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

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

A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife

ARC190
Richard Sale
Firefly Books
2006
464
1770851291
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This stunning primer features hundreds of spectacular color photographs, range maps and descriptions of 200 birds and 77 mammals.
$35.00

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

Ice Bear

ARC280
Steve Kazlowski
Mountaineers
2010
96
1594854742
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Kazlowski (The Last Polar Bear) reveals the polar bear and its world in this collection of 100 color photographs, with an accompanying essay by polar bear expert Ian Sterling.
$18.95

Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye

ARC313
Zac Unger
Da Capo Press
2013
304
0306821168
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A captivating look at the battle between man and nature from the vantage point of Churchill, Manitoba, the Polar Bear Capital of the World.
$25.00

On Thin Ice, The Changing World of the Polar Bear

ARC244
Richard Ellis
Vintage Books
2010
416
0307454649
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Ellis spins tales of natural history, conservation and lore in this beautifully illustrated ode to the polar bear and life in the circumpolar north.
$18.95

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

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 Bears, A Complete Guide to their Biology and Behavior

ARC309
Andrew E. Derocher, Wayne Lynch (Photographer)
Johns Hopkins University Press
2012
264
1421403056
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated chronicle of the evolution, ecology and conservation of the polar bear, this captivating natural history features color photographs by Lynch and stories from the field by wildlife researcher Derocher.
$41.95

Stay Cool, A Polar Bear's Guide to Life

ARC252
Patrick Regan
Andrews McMeel
2010
0740791370
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The Arctic sequel to Flipping Brilliant, A Penguin's Guide to a Happy Life.
$9.99

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

Manitoba Birds

CND428
Waterford Press Inc.
Waterford Press
2012
1583552898
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Handy for a pocket or backpack, this durable, fold-out bird reference features 140 species familiar to Manitoba. Size: 8 x 3.8 inches.
$7.95

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

More Books

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance

BST21
Stephen Herrero
Lyons Press
2002
296
158574557X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Despite its frightening title, this book is a helpful introduction to the natural history and behavior of the bear by a long-term researcher in the field. With useful tips on "avoidance."
$16.95

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

For Kids

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

Face to Face With Polar Bears

ARC198
Norbert Rosing
2009
32
1426305486
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This account of adventures with the polar bears of Churchill for youngsters features photography by Norbert Rosing (World of the Polar Bear).
$6.95

The Polar Bear Puzzle, Adventures of Riley

CND303
Amanda Lumry, Laura Hurwitz
National Book Network
2007
36
1600400043
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An engagingly goofy, thoroughly informative illustrated account of a journey among the polar Bears of Churchill for readers ages 9-11, endorsed by the Smithsonian Institution, Wildlife Conservation Society and World Wildlife Fund.
$15.95

Northern Exposures

ARC220
Eric Walters
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
2008
252
1554551072
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This novel for ages twelve and up comically follows the timely and life-changing adventures of young Kevin Spreekmeester on his trip to Churchill to photograph the polar bears.
$11.95

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

Polar Bears

CND360
Norbert Rosing
Firefly Books
2010
56
1554076234
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
National Geographic contributor Norbert Rosing (World of the Polar Bear) introduces the bears of Churchill, their habitats and Arctic neighbors for youngsters in dazzling color photographs.
$9.95

Lost in the Barrens

CND363
Farley Mowat
1984
208
0553275259
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Two brothers face the wilderness with no food and little hope of rescue when their canoe is destroyed by the rapids in this tale of adventure for ages ages 9-12. To survive, they build an igloo, battle a towering grizzly bear, track several wolves, slaughter caribou for food and clothing. They tame two lost huskies for companionship -- and maybe a way home.
$6.99

On Thin Ice

CND397
Jamie Bastedo
Red Deer
2006
176
0889953376
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An author and naturalist based in Yellowknife, Bastedo captures the flavor of local Inuit culture, the environment and impact of global warming in the North in this gripping novel for young adults.
$13.95