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

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Charting the Siberian continental shelf during the height of the Cold War This book tells the story of the brave officers and men of the nuclear attack submarine USS Queenfish (SSN-651), who made the first survey of an extremely important and remote region of the Artic Ocean. The... 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$ 21.95

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

  • Vilhjalmur Stefanssonby Tom Henighan

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99

    One of Canadas most famous and controversial Arctic explorers, Vilhjalmur Stefansson contributed immensely to knowledge about the Far North. 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...

  • Faces of the Northby Bryan Cummins

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 22.95

    A photographic account of John J. Honigmanns anthropological endeavours among northern First Nations from the 1940s to the 1960s. 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...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • The Ice Balloonby Alec Wilkinson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    In this grand and astonishing tale, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer ?the most original and remarkable attempt ever made in Arctic exploration,?... more...