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Polar Regions

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance... more...

  • Chasing Shackletonby Tim Jarvis

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 27.99

    In this extraordinary adventure memoir and tie-in to the PBS documentary, Tim Jarvis, one of the world's leading explorers, describes his modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever?and in period clothing and gear?the legendary 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton. In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team... more...

  • Life in the Coldby Peter J. Marchand

    University Press of New England 2014; US$ 27.99

    A revised edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, with a new chapter on climate change more...

  • Perdu sous la banquiseby Andrew Cohen; Dominique Fortier

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99

    L'histoire du voyage audacieux du HMS Investigator et de la découverte moderne de son épave par les archéologues subaquatiques de Parcs Canada. more...

  • 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...

  • In the Shadow of the Poleby S.L. Osborne

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Arctic became part of Canada in 1880 when it was transferred from Britain. How the transfer came about and what Canada did with its new territory is described. The book focuses on the ten marine expeditions that the Dominion government sent north between 1884 and 1912 and examines what these expeditions accomplished. more...

  • Death Wins in the Arcticby Kerry Karram

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 9.99

    A four-man patrol from the North West Mounted Police left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, heading for Dawson City, Yukon, on December 21, 1910. The harrowing drama of their futile 52-day struggle to survive is an account of courageous failure, one that resonates in its depiction of human intelligence pitted against the forces of nature. more...

  • Lost Beneath the Iceby Andrew Cohen

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 29.99

    In 1850, HMS Investigator was sent to search for the lost Franklin ships. They failed, becoming trapped in the ice, but completed Franklin's quest for the Northwest Passage. This book recounts the voyage and Parks Canada's discovery of the wreck. more...

  • The Attacking Oceanby Brian Fagan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    The past fifteen thousand years - the entire span of human civilization - have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect... more...

  • A History of the Arcticby John McCannon

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    Bitter cold and constant snow. Polar bears, seals, and killer whales. Victor Frankenstein chasing his monstrous creation across icy terrain in a dogsled. The arctic calls to mind a myriad different images. Consisting of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, the United States, Russia, Greenland, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the arctic possesses a unique... more...