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  • Empire of Extinctionby Ryan Tucker Jones

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    Empire of Extinction examines the environmental catastrophe resulting from Russia's expansion into the North Pacific, causing Russians and other Europeans to recognize the threat of species extinction for the first time. This book demonstrates the importance of the North Pacific both for the Russian empire and for global environmental history. more...

  • Grettir's Sagaby Denton Fox; Hermann Palsson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 50.00

    The saga has an especial modern relevance - a recent translation into Czech reached the top of the best-seller list. The present volume includes genealogies, a study of the legal system, and a critical assessment of the work. more...

  • The Worst Journeyby John Lewis-Stempel

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 24.99

    During the terrible voyage, which continued to be made right through the winter, from the extreme north-west of Scotland to Russia's Arctic coast, the sailors faced 50- and even 100-foot waves, icebergs and hurricane-force winds. Such winds could peel the steel shields from the ships' guns and regularly blew men overboard. Spume would turn to ice... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Inuitby Pamela R. Stern

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 82.99

    Profiles the history of the Inuit people from the first inhabitants to the present day society. More than 450 dictionary entries cover issues of society, economy, and politics; influential educators and writers, environmentalists, and politicians; and the many voluntary associations and governmental agencies that have played a role in Inuit history.... more...

  • Echoing Silenceby John Moss

    University of Ottawa Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    The North has always had, and still has, an irresistible attraction. This fascination is made up of a mixture of perspectives, among these, the various explorations of the Arctic itself and the Inuk cultural heritage found in the elders' and contemporary stories. This book discusses the different generations of explorers and writers and illustrates... more...

  • Globalizing Polar Scienceby Roger D. Launius; James Rodger Fleming; David H. DeVorkin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 36.00

    The International Polar Years and the International Geophysical Year represented a remarkable international collaborative scientific effort that was focused on, but not limited to, understanding the Earth's poles. This groundbreaking collection redresses the surprising failure of historians to explore beyond even a cursory manner the richness of the... more...

  • Riding the Ice Windby Alastair Vere Nicoll; Bear Grylls

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Adrift in a life without risk or surprise and with a burning desire to make some sense of his place in the world, Alastair Vere Nicoll dived into the unknown. Leaving the security of friends, work and a wife, he joined a team of young men to harness the katabatic winds and haul and kite-surf across Antarctica: the coldest, windiest, most violent continent... more...

  • Big Miracleby Tom Rose

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw?an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988. Set in Cold War?era 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event... more...

  • Arctic Voicesby Subhankar Banerjee

    Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    "One of the great strengths of  Arctic Voices  is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The... more...

  • Arctic Labyrinthby Glyn Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.50

    For centuries British navigators dreamt of finding the Northwest Passage - the route over the top of North America that would open up the fabulous wealth of Asia to British merchants. We know now that, while several such passages exist, during the period of the search by sailing vessels they were choked by impassable ice. But this knowledge was slowly... more...