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Northwest Passage

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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 Last Viking, The Life of Roald Amundsen

ANT369
Stephen R. Bown
Da Capo Press
2013
356
0306822660
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Bown plumbs newspaper archives, Amundsen's own words and contemporary accounts for this tale of the unusual and hugely accomplished explorer, first to the South Pole, first across both the Northeast and Northwest passages and a pioneer of polar aviation.
$17.99

The Man Who Ate His Boots

ARC246
Anthony Brandt
Alfred Knopf
2011
448
0307276562
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The enthralling tale of the adventurers who searched in vain for the Northwest Passage, the Holy Grail of 19th-century British exploration.
$16.95

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

Canada Map

CND15
Hallwag
Hallwag
2012
2
3828304664
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:4,000,000, this highly detailed map of all Canada provides exceptional coverage of the Canadian Arctic, Greenland and the northern US. The Distoguide feature reveals distances between major cities.
$11.95

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

Arctic Crossing, A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture

ARC98
Jonathan Waterman
Lyons Press
2002
376
1585747300
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting account of a 2,200 mile solo journey across the Arctic from Prudhoe Bay to the Gulf of Boothia by kayak, accomplished in stages from 1997-1999.
$16.95

Ice Bear, The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon

ARC360
Michael Engelhard
University of Washington Press
2016
288
0295999225
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This meticulous cultural narrative examines over 8,000 years of polar bear history, showing the many forms the powerful, elusive animal has taken. Whether spirit guide, enemy or symbol of ecological crisis, Engelhard argues, the ice bear has always loomed large in the human imagination.
$29.95

Who Owns the Arctic?, Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North

ARC276
Michael Byers
Douglas & McIntyre
2010
179
1553654994
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Who actually controls the Northwest Passage? Who owns the trillions of dollars of oil and gas beneath the Arctic Ocean? A leading Arctic expert and international lawyer, Byers clearly and concisely explains the sometimes contradictory rules governing the division and protection of the Arctic in this timely little primer.
$17.95

A History of Arctic Exploration

ARC257
Juha Nurminen
Macmillan
2010
349
1844860698
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The ancient Inuit, Vikings, Vitus Bering, whalers, explorers and James Cook are all paid tribute in this sumptuously illustrated history, drawing on the unique collections of Helsinki's Nurminen Foundation.
$60.00

Arctic Ambitions, Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage

ARC334
James K. Barnett
University of Washington Press
2015
448
0295993995
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This collection of scholarly essays uses artifacts, charts and records of encounters with native peoples to measure Captain Cook’s lasting influence in the northern Pacific and the Arctic.
$54.95

Arctic Labyrinth, The Quest for the Northwest Passage

ARC254
Glyn Williams
University of California Press
2011
464
0520269950
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Drawing on letters, archives and explorer accounts, Williams charts the full sweep of the history of discovery and the quest for the Northwest Passage.
$28.95

Frozen in Time, The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

ARC81
Owen Beattie, John Geiger
Douglas & McIntyre
2017
300
1771641738
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An exhaustive examination of the evidence surrounding the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition. Beattie and Geiger, a forensic anthropologist and historian, build a credible tale of the disappearance of the expedition.
$18.95

Historical Atlas of the Arctic

ARC135
Derek Hayes
University of Washington Press
2003
208
0295983582
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A handsome collection of 300 striking maps covering five centuries of Arctic exploration, most in glorious color and many presented here for the first time. Hayes provides captivating, scholarly commentary.
$65.00

Ice Ghosts, The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

ARC363
Paul Watson
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
384
0393249387
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Shedding light on Arctic exploration's greatest mystery, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson describes the fate of the 1845 Franklin Expedition that was lost in the Canadian Arctic until 2014.
$27.95

In the Kingdom of Ice, The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

ARC327
Hampton Sides
Doubleday
2015
496
0307946916
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Outside magazine editor Hampton Sides brings to life the colorful characters that launched the expedition of the USS Jeannette into unknown polar regions. George Washington De Long and crew set off for the "Polar Grail," but when their ship is crushed in the Arctic floes, the explorers must venture across ice fields in hopes of finding rescue in remote Siberia.
$16.95

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

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

Voyages of Discovery

EXP90
David Boyle
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
050028959X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Splendidly illustrated in color, this compact chronicle of the golden age of European exploration (1492-1522) traces the voyages of Columbus, Magellan and others to Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific. Facsimile documents include ships' logs, drawings by explorers and letters home.
$24.95

Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

ARC354
Kathleen Winter
Counterpoint
2016
272
1619027984
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The appropriately named Kathleen Winter depicts her journey from Greenland to Baffin Island through the awe-inspiring Northwest Passage, paying homage to the storied landscape as she learns about the past, present and future of the Arctic.
$16.95

The Frozen Frontier, Polar Bound Through the Northwest Passage

ARC365
Jane Maufe
Macmillan
2017
224
1472935713
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This charming and captivating account of sailing the Northwest Passage focuses on the author's partnership wtih boat captain David Scott Cowper and their exploits in High Arctic navigation.
$28.00

The Last Imaginary Place

ARC164
Robert McGhee
University of Chicago Press
2007
296
0226500896
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A curator at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, McGhee combines a lifetime of field work, ethnography and travel in this illuminating account of the human history of the Arctic.
$18.00

The Other Side of the Ice, One Family's Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage

ARC341
Sprague Theobald
Skyhorse
2015
240
1634502981
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this moving narrative by world-class sailor Sprague Theobald, the explorer chronicles his harrowing journey through the Northwest Passage. Fifteen years after an ugly divorce, Theobald reunites his children and tests the strength of their family in a haunting landscape of ice, polar bears and storms.
$16.99

Arctic Drift

ARC247
Clive Cussler
Penguin Putnam
2009
515
0425231453
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
What with international incidents, breakthrough technology to solve global warming and a 19th century expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, Dirk Pitt and his son have their hands full in this 20th chilling installment in the series.
$9.99

Inukshuk

ARC311
Gregory Spatz
Consortium
2012
192
1934137421
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A poignant tale of a young man's descent into loneliness and obsession, Spatz's book weaves together modern family drama with the enduring history of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated voyage to find the Northwest Passage.
$14.95

The Surfacing

ARC344
Cormac James
Aa Balkema
2015
384
1934137928
PAPER
Literature
6/2/2015
0
0
0
0
In this tense and inventive novel, a naval explorer discovers a life-changing secret: a woman has hidden below decks and she is pregnant with his son. In the icy grip of the Northwest Passage, his ship presses feverishly toward safety.
$16.95

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

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

The Northwest Passage

ARC312
Tony Soper
Bradt Publications
2012
192
1841624381
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Soper draws on his many years exploring polar regions for this illustrated natural history, covering both exploration and wildlife with aplomb.
$23.99

For Kids

Northwest Passage

ARC322
Stan Rogers
Douglas & McIntyre
2013
56
1554981530
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The iconic song Northwest Passage by Canadian Stan Rogers is brought to life through the richly colored paintings of award-winning artist Matt James in this charming children’s tale about the search for a route through the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific. Includes music for the song, maps, a timeline of Arctic exploration and biographies of principal explorers.
$24.95

More Books

Fatal Passage, The Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot

ARC118
Ken McGoogan
Carroll & Graff
2003
328
0786711566
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A compelling biography of the Scottish explorer who pioneered Inuit methods, completed the Northwest Passage and found Franklin.
$15.95

Ninety Degrees North, The Quest for the North Pole

ARC124
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2003
496
080214036X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A thrilling, artfully told chronicle of the mostly 19th-century adventurers, madmen and explorers who quested after the North Pole.
$15.00

The Frozen Ship, The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration

ARC206
Sarah Moss
BlueBridge
2009
244
1933346205
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Moss demolishes cherished myths of the golden age of polar exploration -- and retells many of the greatest stories -- in this elegantly written, revisionist account of the cult of heroism.
$13.95

Fatal Journey, The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

CND330
Peter Mancall
Hachette
2010
320
0465020313
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Mancall's account of Hudson's last great voyage, a quest for the elusive Northwest Passage, tackles the mystery of his death -- set adrift by his mutinous crew in what is now Hudson Bay after a winter trapped in the ice.
$16.95

Across the Top of the World

ARC61
James P. Delgado
Douglas & McIntyre
2009
224
1553651596
PAPER
Exploration
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Covering all the major expeditions in detail and written with passion and authority, this richly illustrated history by James Delgado covers the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage, from the disaster of the Franklin Expedition to the triumph of Roald Amundsen and all the way up to present-day research.
$24.95

Worth Looking For

Across the Top of the World

ARC61
James P. Delgado
Douglas & McIntyre
2009
224
1553651596
PAPER
Exploration
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Covering all the major expeditions in detail and written with passion and authority, this richly illustrated history by James Delgado covers the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage, from the disaster of the Franklin Expedition to the triumph of Roald Amundsen and all the way up to present-day research.
$24.95