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  • Eismitte in the Scientific Imaginationby Janet Martin-Nielsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Since the 18th century, Greenland's geometric center, Eismitte, has been one of the most forbidding but scientifically rich locations in the Arctic. Tracing its history from European contact through the Cold War, this study shows how Eismitte was the setting for scientific knowledge production as well as diplomatic maneuvering. more...

  • LASHIPAby Louwrens Hacquebord

    Barkhuis 2012; US$ 20.40

    This book contains most of the papers presented at the final LASHIPA workshop in St Petersburg, Russia 2-4 November 2009. The workshop was organized to finalize the bilateral LASHIPA Russia-Netherlands project and to discuss possible future cooperation between the participants of the sub-project of the Eurocore Boreas project and the participants of... more...

  • Peary to the Poleby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    The story of explorer Robert E. Peary’s quest for the North Pole, a true Arctic adventure from the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of A Night to Remember .  On March 1, 1909, only 413 miles of formidable ice separated Robert E. Peary from realizing his lifelong dream of becoming the first man to set foot on the North Pole. On that dark... more...

  • 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...

  • Minds of Winterby Ed O'Loughlin

    Quercus 2016; US$ 21.99

    Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. 'Ed O'Loughlin is a skilled cartographer of both the Arctic and the human heart. What a magnificent novel' Ron Rash 'A brilliant paean to the obsessions of the polar explorers . . . stupendously good' Australian 'Vastly entertaining' Sunday Times FROM BOOKER-LONGLISTED... more...

  • A Frenchman in Search of Franklinby Emile Frédéric de Bray; William Barr

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1992; Not Available

    A remarkable account by a French naval officer who volunteered to take part in the Royal Navy search for the Franklin expedition. more...

  • Grettir's Sagaby Denton Fox; Hermann Palsson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2001; Not Available

    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 2018; 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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arcticby T. Max Friesen; Owen K. Mason

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 174.99

    Despite its extreme climate, the North American Arctic holds a complex archaeological record of global significance. In this volume, leading researchers provide comprehensive coverage of the region's cultural history, addressing issues as diverse as climate change impacts on human societies, European colonial expansion, and hunter-gatherer adaptations... more...

  • Enduranceby Alfred Lansing

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 24.00

    Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...