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The North Pole

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Essential Reading Package-EXARC322

Item EXARC322. Buy these 4 items as a set for $101 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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 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 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

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

From Pole to Pole, Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight

ARC329
Garth James Cameron
Skyhorse
2014
208
1629146994
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this engrossing study, GJ Cameron chronicles Roald Amundsen’s intense interest in man-lifting kites, airships and planes, his early experiments in flight and his mysterious death while on a 1928 Arctic rescue flight.
$22.95

Helsinki, A Cultural and Literary History

SCN33
Neil Kent
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
247
1566565448
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A literary guide to Helsinki, its history and culture, organized into three sections: city of architects and engineers; city of music and arts; and city of hospitality. With maps and black-and-white illustrations.
$15.00

Farthest North

ARC60
Fridtjof Nansen
Modern Library
1999
544
0375754725
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The great Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen's classic account of the voyage of the Fram, originally published in 1897, interspersed with dozens of original photographs.
$27.00

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

In the Land of White Death, An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

SIB16
Valerian Albanov, David Roberts (Introduction), Jon Krakauer (Editor)
Modern Library
2001
243
067978361X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A spare account of Albanov's 90-day trek over the open pack to Cape Flora. After drifting helplessly north for over a year, Albanov and ten colleagues abandon ship, and set out on foot for Franz Josef Land with a sledge, makeshift boat -- and only the map from the endpaper of Nansen's Farthest North.
$17.00

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

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

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 Ice Finders, How a Poet, a Professor and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age

ARC78
Edmund Blair Bolles
Counterpoint
2000
272
1582431019
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully eccentric history of 19th-century science, focusing on three personalities and their ideas about the role of ice in Earth's history. Each contributed to the Victorian debate among scientists, explorers and the man on the street about the nature of the polar regions.
$17.95

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

Arctica, The Vanishing North

ARC348
Sebastian Copeland, Sir Richard Branson (Foreword)
Aa Balkema
2015
304
3832732810
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Including 200 color photographs and four gatefolds, this compendium is a luxurious visual record of the high Arctic. Copeland’s work captures the region’s ethereal, untamed splendor and draws further attention to its perilous future.
$125.00

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

Polar, A Photicular Book

ARC340
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann
Workman Publishing Company
2015
24
0761185690
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Utilizing the new technology of photicular images, this innovative book uses interleaved photos, sliding lenses and four-color video imagery to depict the landscape and wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic.
$25.95

Up Here, The North at the Center of the World

ARC359
Julie Decker
University of Washington Press
2016
195
029599908X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Connecting the work of renowned artists and scientists, this powerful compilation of photographs and essays shares lessons learned in the polar regions. With contributions from Barry Lopez, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Simon Armitage.
$44.95

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

For Kids

Penguin's Big Adventure

ARC339
Salina Yoon
Bloomsbury USA
2015
40
0802738281
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The popular character Penguin returns in this delightful story about taking chances and trying something new. Penguin is on a quest to become the first penguin to the North Pole. When he arrives, there’s just one problem: his friends are all down south; the North Pole is empty and seems so lonely! How will Penguin overcome his fears?
$14.99

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

Little Polar Bear, Where Are You Going Lars?

ARC368
Hans De Beer
Ingram Publisher Services
2016
32
0735842647
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This charming adventure, for children ages 4 to 8, is set in the far, icy reaches of the Arctic. Lars, a little polar bear, falls asleep after a long day of hunting with his father. He sleeps so soundly that he doesn't hear the ice cracking and when he wakes he's miles away from the North Pole on an unforgettable journey.
$16.95

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Hell on Ice, The Saga of the Jeanette

ARC138
Edward Ellsberg
Flat Hammock Press
2003
421
0971830312
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This limited edition of the dramatic fictionalized account of the doomed Jeanette Expedition and their time in the New Siberian Islands includes a CD of the original 1938 radio play by Orson Welles's Mercury Theater.
$27.95

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

Across the Arctic Ocean

ARC338
Sir Wally Herbert
Thames & Hudson
2015
240
0500252149
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This lushly illustrated book commemorates the Arctic Ocean expedition of Sir Wally Herbert, hailed as one of the greatest explorers of his time. Alongside expert commentary, the book includes 157 photographs (87 in color) that exude the hardships and wonders of the Arctic.
$39.95

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, A Natural History and Species Guide

OCE217
Annalisa Berta
University of Chicago Press
2015
288
022618319X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautifully illustrated overview is the most comprehensive book available on marine cetaceans, covering the natural history, anatomy, diet, distribution, characteristics and conservation status of 98 species.
$45.00

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

Stefan Hunstein, In the Ice

ARC367
Petra Giloy-Hirtz (Editor)
University of Chicago Press
2017
128
3777427349
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Majestic, palpably cold and echoing with vision, the photographs of artist Stefan Hunstein reveal untouched Arctic spaces from the eye of a contemporary artist. Using specialized techniques, Hunstein printed the 50 chilling photographs on glass. His reproductions evoke fragility, the monstrous and the perilous.
$49.95

Worth Looking For

Islands of the Arctic

ARC122
Julian Dowdeswell, Michael Hambrey
Cambridge University Press
2002
280
0521813336
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
A beautifully illustrated, authoritative overview of the physical geography of the Arctic, especially the role of glaciers and ice in shaping the land and history of northern islands across the Arctic from the Canadian Archipelago, Greenland and Svalbard to the Russian Arctic.
$76.00

The Magnetic North

ARC250
Sara Wheeler
Daedalus
2012
336
0374533091
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Wheeler writes with zest and insight into the people, nature and future of the Circumpolar North in these marvelously recounted adventures, including tales of her time in Spitsbergen.
$15.00