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  • Unknown Watersby Alfred S. McLaren; William R. Anderson

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Charting the Siberian continental shelf during the height of the Cold War This book... more...

  • The Future History of the Arcticby Charles Emmerson

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 28.95

    A vivid, visionary exploration of the Arctic, the forces that have shaped it, and its emergence onto the main stage of global affairs more...

  • Oil and Iceby Peter Nichols

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00

    "Peter Nichols has crafted a terrifyingly relevant historical narrative...A terrific read." -Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In The Heart of the Sea In 1871, America's last fleet of whaling ships was destroyed in an arctic ice storm. Miraculously, 1,218 men, women and children survived, but the disaster was catastrophic at home. Oil and... more...

  • Irresistible Northby Andrea Di Robilant

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of scandal and a cause célèbre among geographers in the following centuries. This delightful journey begins with Andrea di Robilant?s serendipitous... more...

  • Ships of Wood and Men of Ironby Gerard Kenney

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 10.99

    A history of explorations of the Arctic in Canada, beginning with Otto Sverdrups 18981902 Norwegian expedition. 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...

  • South with the Sunby Lynne Cox

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00

    Roald Amundsen, ?the last of the Vikings,? left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever. A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen?s career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners); twenty-five years later... more...

  • The Man Who Ate His Bootsby Anthony Brandt

    Random House 2011; US$ 28.02

    Dozens of missions set out for the Arctic during the first half of the nineteenth century; all ended in failure and many in disaster, as men found themselves starving to death in the freezing wilderness, sometimes with nothing left to eat but their companions' remains. Anthony Brandt traces the complete history of this noble and foolhardy obsession,... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 16.99

    From early medieval times to the twenty-first century, what is the beguiling draw of the north? What manner of men boldly ventured into those hostile and unpredictable regions? Todays Arctic is developing into tomorrows hotspot. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Arcticby Mark Nuttall

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 745.00

    With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including... more...