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Polar Bears of Churchill

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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 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

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 Great White Bear

ARC267
Kieran Mulvaney
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
251
0547152426
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A journalist with an affinity for the wild (he once lived on the shores of Cook Inlet), Mulvaney combines natural and human history, myth and eyewitness reports from Barrow, Churchill and other locales in this astute chronicle.
$26.00

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

Northern Lights, A Practical Travel Guide

ARC350
Polly Evans
Bradt Publications
2015
48
1784770299
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With helpful advice on viewing the Northern Lights in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and Alaska, this Bradt guide has essential information on forecasts, the science behind the lights, photography and how to dress.
$8.99

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

Canada, Images of the Land

CND455
J. Kraulis
Firefly Books
2015
224
1770856242
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From the country's expansive prairies and forests to its magnificent coastline, the 200-plus images in this oversized photo book capture the sublime and staggeringly diverse landscape of Canada.
$49.95

Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps

CND450
Derek Hayes
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
272
177162079X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering over 1,000 years of Canadian history (from above), this historical atlas includes previously unpublished maps, charts and illustrations, newly discovered in archives and libraries from around the world.
$34.95

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

High Latitudes, An Arctic Journey

ARC141
Farley Mowat
Skyhorse
2012
300
1616086025
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A chronicle of Mowat’s hopscotch across the Canadian Arctic in 1966 on behalf of (would you believe it!) the Canadian government. Mowat interviews an eccentric cast of characters in the altogether enjoyable book.
$16.95

Reaching North, A Celebration of the Subarctic

CND396
Jamie Bastedo
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
1997
0889951705
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These great stories, collected by Yellowknife naturalist Jamie Bastedo, give a good flavor of the culture, nature and spirit of the North.
$9.95

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

AntARCTIC, A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions

ANT314
Michael Poliza
teNeues
2011
240
3832795901
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. With his inimitable blend of intimate close-ups and cinematic landscapes, Michael Poliza celebrates polar wildlife and landscapes in this compact edition of his oversized, sumptuous original,
$12.95

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

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

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

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 on the Edge

ARC343
Morten Jorgensen
Aa Balkema
2015
218
3937903232
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
In his impassioned review of polar bear populations, wildlife activist Morten Jorgensen provides a history of polar bear population decline, describes the corrupt world of Arctic politics and concludes with conservation recommendations.
$19.95

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

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

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
2011
576
1426208286
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.
$27.95

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

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

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

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

Find the Constellations

SCI84
Hans Augusto Rey
Houghton Mifflin Company
2008
72
0395245095
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A delightfully illustrated guide to the constellations by H. A. Rey, creator of Curious George, thoroughly updated for this new edition. The book retains all of its original charm.
$9.99

Beluga Days, Tracking a White Whale's Truth

BST90
Nancy Lord
Counterpoint
2004
272
1582431515
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A naturalist and long-time resident of Cook Inlet on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Lord combines her own observations of beluga whales with insightful interviews in this tale of natural history, culture and conservation in frontier Alaska.
$29.00

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

Rough Guide to Climate Change

GEN443
Robert Henson
Rough Guides
2011
374
1858281059
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Every member of the British Parliament received a copy of this astute primer, which lays out the symptoms, science, debate and solutions to global warming in clear, no-nonsense language.
$19.99

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

For Kids

Mr. Popper's Penguins

ANT134
Florence Atwater, Richard Atwater
Little Brown and Company
1992
139
0316058432
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The comic adventure of Antarctic-obsessed Mr. Popper and his houseful of penguins, originally published in 1938. Though he always dreamed of exploring the polar regions -- and he keeps in touch with Admiral Drake -- Mr. Popper and his family never expected a penguin to appear on their doorstep. Geared for ages 8-to-10, this Newbery Honor book is also perfect to read aloud (or to entertain adults).
$7.99

Hatchet

CND110
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
186
1416936475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In the first of Paulsen's wilderness adventure novels, 13-year-old Brian must fend for himself after his plane crashes in the Canadian woods.
$7.99

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

Francis Drake And the Oceans of the World

EXP54
Samuel Willard Crompton
Chelsea House Publishers
2006
0791086151
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Introduces explorer Sir Francis Drake, including his childhood, his various deeds in the Caribbean, and his trip to find the Northwest Passage that continued on around the world.
$35.00

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

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

The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge

CON58
Joanna Cole
Scholastic Inc.
2010
37
0590108263
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ms. Frizzle introduces her students to scientific facts about global warming, sharing accessible coverage of climate change and ways everyday kids can help to protect the environment.
$16.99

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.
$5.99

The Polar Bear Scientist

ALA352
Peter Lourie
Houghton Mifflin Company
2012
48
0547283059
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Follow U.S. Geological Survey polar bear biologists Kristin Simac and Mike Lockhart on the North Slope of Alaska as they scan the Alaskan wilderness for these magnificent creatures in this beautifully illustrated entry in the excellent series, Scientists in the Field.
$18.99

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

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

Climate Change

SCI341
Basher
2015
128
0753471752
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A comprehensive introduction to climate change for kids. Subjects covered include: carbon footprints, the greenhouse effect, El Nino, deforestation and much more. Written for ages 10 to 15.
$8.99

Stories of the Aurora

ARC346
Joan Marie Galat
Whitecap Books
2015
68
1770502106
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Written for ages 9-12, this one-of-a-kind book introduces the many European and native tales about the Northern Lights that have survived the ages, with essential facts about the phenomenon.
$16.95

Frozen Wild, How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth

ARC347
Jim Arnosky
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
30
1454910259
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Perfect for family reading on a winter's night, or for independent learners, this thoughtful study shows how wild animals can survive harsh winters, the Arctic and Antarctic. Illustrated with beautiful artwork, with many pieces enlarged in fold-out pages.
$14.95

Who's That? Arctic Animals

ARC351
Tad Carpenter
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
14
1454912278
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Introducing the furry and feathered friends of the Arctic, this children's book in the "Who's That?" series features the polar bear, seal, reindeer, snowy owl, walrus and fox. Watch out -- at the end there's a raucuous polar party! With fun, adorable illustrations. Written for ages 2 to 4.
$7.95