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Spitsbergen & East Greenland

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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Bradt Guide Svalbard

NOR01
Andreas Umbreit
Bradt Publications
2013
246
1841624594
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This excellent introduction to Spitsbergen, Franz Josef Land and Jan Mayen Island includes an overview of history, wildlife and nature, color photographs and maps.
$27.99

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

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

Spitsbergen Explorer Map

ARC88
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2011
1
0953868181
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of Svalbard for the traveler, at a scale of 1:1,000,000, with illustrated biographies of 27 explorers and a guide to wildlife on the reverse.
$11.95

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

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

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

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

The Svalbard Archipelago

ARC91
P.J. Capelotti (Editor)
McFarland & Company
2000
180
078640759X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A reprint of a WWII-era report on Spitsbergen by U.S. intelligence, covering the geography, history and geo-politics of the archipelago. With 63 photographs, maps, glossary, illustrations, bibliography, appendices and an index.
$49.95

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

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

Lands that Hold One Spellbound, A Story of East Greenland

ARC219
Spencer Appolonio
University of Calgary Press
2008
322
1552382400
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An avid sailor, marine biologist and research fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America, Appolonio writes with authority and enthusiasm of native settlements and the long history of exploration and adventure in icebound East Greenland.
$39.95

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

Ultima Thule, Explorers and Natives in the Polar North

ARC123
Jean Malaurie
W. W. Norton & Company
2003
399
0393051501
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this oversize, handsomely illustrated history of European exploration of Greenland and the Arctic, Malaurie draws together explorers' logs, Inuit accounts, photographs, engravings and period drawings.
$75.00

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

Frost on My Moustache, The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer

ARC74
Tim Moore
Griffin Publishing
2001
280
0312270151
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this inspired folly, a British comic heads to Iceland, Spitsbergen and other northern locales in pursuit of a fictitious Arctic hero.
$21.99

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

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

Jar City

ICL27
Arnaldur Indridason
Picador USA
2006
288
0312426380
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Indridason's first moody police procedural finds Reykjavik detective Erlendur Sveinsson investigating the brutal murder of a lonely pensioner and the man's connection to the deaths of a number of young women. Made into a darkly superb film.
$17.00

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

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

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

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

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Insight Guide Norway

NOR03
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
384
1780052103
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring concise essays on natural history, politics and culture, hundreds of photos and maps, and some limited practical information.
$22.99

The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future

SCI24
Richard Alley
Princeton University Press
2014
248
069116083X
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A persuasive, accessible survey of climatic change as revealed through ice core drilling. The author includes enthusiastic tales of his research in Greenland and Antarctica, an overview of how climate works, and his prognostication for the future.
$24.95

For Kids

Eyewitness Viking

VIK05
Susan M. Margeson
Penguin Putnam
2010
72
0756610958
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Ships, weapons, artifacts, colonies, music and kings are all explored in this illustrated family friendly portrait.
$16.99

Seabird

OCE79
Holling C. Holling
1978
PAPER
Literature
61
0395266815
Houghton Mifflin Company
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Across four generations and around the world, by whaler, clipper, steamer and airplane, Holling traces American seafaring through the eyes of an ivory gull in this illustrated classic. Ages 9-12
$11.95

Iceland, A True Book

ICL32
Kathleen Deady
Children's Press
2005
48
051625832X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A slim, illustrated introduction to Iceland for younger readers (ages 6-8). With a nice selection of photographs showing the landscapes, cities, people and archaeological sites of Iceland.
$6.95

The Problem with Chickens

ICL35
Bruce McMillan, Gunnella (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2005
32
0618585818
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A delightfully illustrated tale for young readers about a flock of chickens that overruns an Icelandic village.
$17.99