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Polar Regions

  • 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...

  • Ukkusiksalikby David F. Pelly

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 16.99

    Ukkusiksalik, now a national park, was in earlier times the principal hunting ground for several Inuit families and was criss-crossed by missionaries, Mounties, and traders. David F. Pelly presents the stories of Inuit elders and historical records to provide a complete history of this extraordinary corner of our northern landscape. more...

  • White Eskimoby Stephen R. Bown

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    As T. E. Lawrence did for the Arab world and Richard Burton did for the heart of Africa, Knud Rasmussen opened the landscape and culture of the Arctic. Stephen Bown, biographer of Roald Amundsen, follows Rasmussen's thrilling expeditions, including a three-year sled ride from Baffin Bay to Alaska, more...

  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir; David Rains Wallace

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 14.99

    This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.   more...

  • The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger (1789?1857)by Dr C Ian Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This second volume of William Scoresby's journals contains the unpublished accounts of his three voyages in the Esk in 1814?16. As before, these lengthy journals combine scientific records and social and religious comment as well as detailed descriptions of navigation and whaling. They also continue to demonstrate the competence and confidence of... more...

  • Roald Amundsen et la course au pôle Sudby Mélanie Mettra; Jonathan Jackowska; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 1.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur Roald Amundsen et la course au pôle Sud en moins d?une heure ! La fin du XIXe siècle marque le commencement de la conquête des pôles. Faisant naître une véritable compétition internationale, la course aux pôles servira de cadre aux exploits de Roald Amundsen. Passionné par le monde polaire, ce marin... more...

  • So, How Long Have You Been Native?by Alexis C. Bunten

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 26.95

    So, How Long Have You Been Native? is Alexis C. Bunten?s firsthand account of what it is like to work in the Alaska cultural tourism industry. An Alaska Native and anthropologist, she spent two seasons working for a tribally owned tourism business that markets the Tlingit culture in Sitka. Bunten?s narrative takes readers through the summer tour... more...

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    In 1879 the USS Jeanette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were heading for glory and the last unmapped area of the globe: the North Pole. But it was not long before the Jeanette was trapped in crushing pack ice. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks... more...

  • Mawson's Hutsby David Jensen; Mawson's Huts Foundation

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 25.45

    A beautifully written and illustrated history of Mawson's Huts, the unique buildings used as the base for one of the most significant expeditions in Antarctic history. more...

  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Douglas Mawson  was determined to make his mark on Antarctica as no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century.  Flaws in the Ice  is the untold true story of Douglas Mawson?s 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, mistakenly hailed for a century as a courageous survival story from the Heroic... more...