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Svalbard/Spitsbergen

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.
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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

Flowers of Svalbard

ARC232
Olav Gjaerevoll
International Specialized Book Services
1999
121
8251915295
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide featuring 49 color photographs of commonly encountered Arctic flowers.
$18.50

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

Norway Map

NOR05
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067172735
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handsome map of Norway at a scale of 1:1,000,000, with a place index and shaded relief.
$12.95

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

Innocents in the Arctic, The 1951 Spitsbergen Expedition

ARC176
Colin Bull
University of Alaska Press
2007
272
1889963976
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A marvelous account of adventure and scientific inquiry, glaciologist Colin Bull recounts his role in the 1951 Spitsbergen Expedition with humor and humility. Drawn from Bull's field notes, journals and published reports, this book paints a compelling portrait of what it means to be young and daring.
$19.95

Ice Bears and Kotick, Rowing on Top of the World

ARC262
Peter Webb
Sheridan House
2008
249
1574092642
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In Webb's thrilling tale of circumnavigating Spitsbergen in an open rowing boat, he recounts the sheer exhilaration of survival and doing what one loves. This is a story for all those that ever wanted to run away to sea.
$17.95

The Svalbard Passage

NOR31
Thomas Kirkwood
Lightning Source
2011
320
1456580655
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This Cold War thriller, lush in the details of its Arctic setting, opens with a description and map of the Spitsbergen archipelago.
$15.99

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

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

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

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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

By Airship to the North Pole, An Archaeology of Human Exploration

ARC68
P.J. Capelotti
Rutgers
1999
209
0813526337
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A history of Salomon Andree, Charles Wellman and the first attempts to reach the North Pole by airship. This book includes a detailed archaeological analysis of the aerial polar base camps in Spitsbergen.
$30.00

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

Glacier Ice

SCI07
Austin Post, Edward R. LaChapelle
University of Washington Press
2000
145
0295979100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A classic book of extraordinary black-and-white aerial photographs of mountains and glaciers by two devoted men of ice. Ed LaChapelle’s text is paired with Austin Post's stunning aerial photographs of glaciers from Alaska and Chile to Switzerland and the Himalayas.
$35.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Norway

NOR29
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
296
1465441107
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome, illustrated guide covers nature, culture, history and attractions.
$25.00

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

The North Pole, A Narrative History

ARC155
Anthony Brandt (Editor)
National Geographic
2004
413
0792274113
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Anthony Brandt samples the literature of exploration for this anthology. Organized chronologically, the book is divided into three parts: early exploration; the quest for the Northwest Passage; and North Pole journeys.
$15.00

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

The Idea of North

ARC159
Peter Davidson
Reaktion Books
2016
272
1780235984
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A meditation on the concept of "northerly places," which draws upon famous writings, mythology, films and visual art to create a dynamic portrait of life in cold northern lands.
$19.95

The Ice Museum, In Search of the Lost Land of Thule

ARC175
Joanna Kavenna
Penguin Putnam
2007
304
014303846X
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
The enchanting account of travels throughout the North, with chapters on Shetland, Iceland, Estonia, Greenland and Spitsbergen, all proposed as the Thule of the ancient world.
$15.00

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 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

Svalbard, A Guide to Plants of the High Arctic

ARC266
Stephen MacLean
2010
48
0982189680
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The veteran naturalist's slim guide features large color photographs of commonly encountered lichen, buttercups, sandworts, saxifrages and other plants of the tundra.
$14.95

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

The Ice Balloon

ARC289
Alec Wilkinson
Vintage Books
2013
272
0307741869
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
New Yorker writer Wilkinson recounts in thrilling detail the ill-fated attempt by Swedish engineer and aeronaut Salomon August Andree to reach the North Pole from Svalbard by balloon in 1897.
$15.95

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