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  • Early Inuit Studiesby Igor Krupnik

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 49.95

    This collection of 15 chronologically arranged papers is the first-ever definitive treatment of the intellectual history of Eskimology?known today as Inuit studies?the field of anthropology preoccupied with the origins, history, and culture of the Inuit people. The authors trace the growth and change in scholarship on the Inuit (Eskimo) people from... more...

  • Empire of Extinctionby Ryan Tucker Jones

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 57.99 US$ 52.19

    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, 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. In summer, Oerlikon gunners would be at their guns for twenty hours a day; in... more...

  • Minds of Winterby Ed O'Loughlin

    Quercus 2016; US$ 21.99

    THE NEW NOVEL FROM BOOKER LONGLISTED ED O'LOUGHLIN, IN WHICH A MEETING BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS SHEDS LIGHT ON THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF POLAR EXPLORATION. It begins with a chance encounter at the top of the world. Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada - 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle - searching for answers... 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$ 7.39

    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...