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  • James Fitzjamesby William Battersby

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 16.99

    A lively man with a wicked sense of humour, James Fitzjames joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32. While he never returned, he left behind a legacy of misinformation, half-truths, and adventures that the author wades through to create a great portrait of this brave Royal Navy hero. more...

  • Dangerous Passageby Gerard Kenney

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 11.99

    The story of the opening up of the Northwest Passage and the ensuing potential risks to the Arctic environment and Canadian sovereignty are explored. more...

  • The Ice Chroniclesby Paul Andrew Mayewski; Frank White; Lynn Margulis

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    An exciting account of revolutionary new discoveries for understanding the earth's climate, and their implications for future scientific research and global environmental policy. more...

  • The Place Where You Go to Listenby John Luther Adams; Alex Ross

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A personal journey into the music of the Arctic more...

  • From Far and Wideby Peter Pigott

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 16.99

    Is the Canadian North a state of mind or simply the lands and waters above the 60th parallel? From Far and Wide recounts exclusively the historic activities of the Canadian military in Canada's Arctic. more...

  • 1912by Chris Turney

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 34.99

    Chris Turney's 1912 is an entertaining and beautifully illustrated history of an awe-inspiring subject. The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia,... more...

  • Loss and Cultural Remains in Performanceby Heather Davis-Fisch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Argues that performance is a crucial way of understanding the affective intercultural impact of the disappearance of John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition in 1845. more...

  • Shackleton's Whiskyby Neville Peat

    Random House 2013; US$ 23.10

    Sir Ernest Shackleton could never have imagined his name being closely associated with whisky, certainly not in the title of a book. Rarely did he consume strong drink. On his expeditions, he tolerated a ?mild spree? at times of celebration. But that was all. Drinking to excess appalled him. From an early age, growing up in a teetotal home, he was... more...

  • Lost Beneath the Iceby Andrew Cohen

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99

    In 1850, HMS Investigator was sent to search for the lost Franklin ships. They failed, becoming trapped in the ice, but completed Franklin's quest for the Northwest Passage. This book recounts the voyage and Parks Canada's discovery of the wreck. more...

  • The Coldest Crucibleby Michael F. Robinson

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    In the late 1800s, “Arctic Fever” swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of these missions were successful, and many men lost their lives en route. Yet failure did little to dampen the enthusiasm of new explorers or... more...