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Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World by David Roberts
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The author of Escape from Lucania uncovers an extraordinary tale, set in the mid-18th century, about four Russian hunters stranded on a desolate Arctic isle with scant resources, who survived for six years. Initially, Roberts is so preoccupied with debunking earlier histories of the shipwreck that the drama barely comes to life. He fumes at the shortcoming...


Never Cry Wolf : Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves by Farley Mowat
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A gripping narrative of a conservationist's life among the wolves in the middle of the artic prairie. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
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Based on 15 extended trips to the Canadian far north over a five-year period, Arctic Dreams celebrates the mysteries of what documentarians fondly call "last frontiers." Such places are everywhere in danger of destruction in the interest of ever-elusive economic progress, but Lopez writes no jeremiads. Instead, he aims to foster a kind of learned unde...


Arctic National Wildlife Refuge : Seasons of Life and Land by Subhankar Banerjee
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National Geographic Adventure, March 2003
"…arguably the most comprehensive—and potentially politically influential—visual choice of the Refuge"

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Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge by Jill Fredston
Publisher : North Point Press
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In this lyrical look at rowing some of the world's most isolated and pristine coasts, Fredston focuses as much on her personal experience and her relationship with her husband, Doug Fesler, as she does on their actual journeys. The two avalanche experts, researchers and rescue trainers canoe the Arctic and sub-Arctic coastlines of Alaska, Canada, Greenland...


Alone Across the Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey by Dog team by Pam Flowers, Ann Dixon
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Coauthored with Dixon, a children's book author (Blueberry Shoe), this exciting memoir recounts Flowers's 2,500-mile journey across the North American Arctic, undertaken at the age of 46. Retracing in reverse a 1924 expedition led by Norwegian explorer Knud Rasmussen, Flowers and her eight sled dogs mushed from Barrow, Alaska, to Repulse Bay in Northwest C...


In the Land of White Death by David Roberts, Jon Krakauer, Alison Anderson, Valerian Albanov, Valerian Albanov
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In the early 20th-century era of daring polar exploration, the less-trumpeted fishing and hunting expeditions went largely unrecorded. Except, that is, for a recently discovered tale about a Russian hunter and his shipmate. Valerian Albanov's account of his 18-month-long survival in the Siberian Arctic remained unknown until a group of polar-literature enthusiasts red...


North to the Night : A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic by Alvah Simon
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Following his "Arctic dreams" that began with a photograph of the haggard crew of the ill-fated ship Endurance, Alvah Simon and his wife, Diana, set sail to winter in the high north. "We call them explorers, but I knew that look in their eyes," Simon writes of the early Arctic adventurers. "They were seekers, and that is a different thing." With self-discovery ...


The Last Voyage of the Karluk : A Survivor's Memoir of Arctic Disaster by William Laird McKinlay
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On April 23, 1913, 24-year-old William McKinlay, a teacher of mathematics and science in Scotland, was finishing dinner when a telegram arrived. Legendary Canadian explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, it explained, was planning a four-year Arctic expedition between the northernmost shores of Canada and the North Pole. It was to be "a vast scientific project," McKinlay reca...


Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic by Kevin Krajick
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Diamonds spell adventure, and their lure is timeless, as evidenced by this compelling book. Magazine writer Krajick (Natural History, Newsweek) leaves few stones unturned as he presents not only a "diamond rush" in Canada's Northwest Territories during the 1990s but a history of one man's pursuit of this gem. The familiar names are here, including Charles Ti...


Polar Dream: The First Solo Expedition by a Woman and Her Dog to the Magnetic North Pole by Helen Thayer, Edmund Hillary
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In 1988, at the age of 50, Helen Thayer became the first woman in the world to travel on foot to the magnetic North Pole, one of the world's most remote and dangerous regions. Her only companion was Charlie, her loyal husky, who was integral to her survival. Polar Dream is the story of their heroic trek and extraordinary relationship as they faced polar bears, u...


Arctic Crossing : A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture by Jonathan Waterman
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When Jonathan Waterman set out to cross the Arctic Circle by way of kayak, cross-country skis, and a dogsled, he was less interested in conquering the 2,200 miles between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans than in learning to live as the Inuit had before him (Inuit, for The People, is the name Canadian Eskimos prefer). Good thing, for the Arctic, as reveale...


South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 by Frank Hurley
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The story of Sir Earnest Shackleton's harrowing 1914 Antarctic expedition has been told many times in Shackleton's own account, in a PBS series and in a recent book focusing on the leadership lessons his journey taught, just to name a few. But in South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917, The Photographs of Frank Hurley, an oversize...


Farthest North by Fridjtof Nansen, Roland Huntford
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The Modern Library has unearthed a classic. The long out-of-print Farthest North, one of the first titles in the library's Exploration series, recounts Dr. Fridtjof Nansen's epic 1893 pursuit of the North Pole. Like Jon Krakauer, the series' editor, Nansen was the chronicler of one his age's most sensational adventures. But he was also much more: statesm...


High Latitudes: An Arctic Journey by Farley Mowat, Margaret Eleanor Atwood
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After having written more than 35 books, most of them dealing in some fashion with the vastness of Canada's northern regions, it seems at first implausible that Mowat (Never Cry Wolf; The Farfarers; Walking on the Land; etc.) could have anything left to say on the subject. This splendid effort proves how wrong such an assumption would be. In 1966, Mowat's ...


The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Anthony Brandt
Publisher : National Geographic
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As Apsley Cherry-Garrard states in his introduction to the harrowing story of the Scott expedition to the South Pole, "Polar Exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised." Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. The youngest...


Arctic Alphabet: Exploring the North from A to Z by Wayne Lynch
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Grade 4-6-Inspired by his love of the arctic environment, wildlife-photographer and science-writer Lynch shares his knowledge of its animals, plants, and landscape, combining two-to-three paragraph explanations and half-to-full-page background image photographs, one for each letter of the alphabet. The scope is lopsided, as it includes 18 animals, 3 p...


The Flight of the Red Knot: A Natural History Account of a Small Bird's Annual Migration from the Arctic Circle to the Tip of South America and Back by Brian Harrington, Charles Flowers
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The epic subtitle only hints at the amazing scope of this story. The subject is the migration of a species of sandpiper, known as the red knot for its smoked salmon breeding coloration. These birds mass in the tens of thousands on New Jersey's Delaware Bay beaches in late May, a pit stop between Brazil and Hudson Bay, one leg of their immense journey. Their short New ...


A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic by E.C.. Pielou
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Pielou (After the Ice Age, LJ 3/1/91) again focuses on the far North in this guide to the natural history of the Arctic. While broader in scope than Bryan Sage's Arctic and Its Wildlife (LJ 4/1/87), her book is not as easy to read and lacks photography. Pielou sets the stage with opening chapters on the sky, climate, sea, and earth formations. The remaining ...


Fatal Passage: The Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot by Kenneth McGoogan, Ken McGoogan
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In the spring of 1854, John Rae, a Scottish immigrant to Canada, led a small party of explorers across the Boothia Peninsula to map the missing link in the fabled Northwest Passage. That signal accomplishment, along with Rae's other contributions to Canadian and world geography, should have earned him glory. Instead, Ken McGoogan tells us, Rae faded from the record.


Kabloona by Gontran De Poncins, Lewis Galantiere, Gontran De Poncins
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In this 1941 volume De Poncins relates his 15 months spent among the Inuit people of the Arctic. He is initially appalled at their uncivilized lifestyle but eventually morphs from a "Kabloona" (a white man) to an Eskimo. A good volume for public and academic sociology collections.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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To the Top of the World: Adventures With Arctic Wolves by Jim Brandenburg, Joann Bren Guernsey
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Wildlife photographer Brandenburg's account of a summer he spent near the Arctic Circle with a pack of white wolves is spirited by wildness, discovery and danger, yet also gentled by awe, mutual respect and profound emotion. "Thrilled" at the prospect of knowing wolves "that hadn't learned to fear humans," Brandenburg slips into their world without interru...


Lost in the Arctic: Explorations on the Edge by Lawrence Millman
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This collection of 30 adventure essays by celebrated Arctic enthusiast Millman features 17 new pieces along with those that have appeared elsewhere: in his previous books (Last Places; Northern Latitudes; An Evening Among Headhunters), magazines (Smithsonian, Atlantic Monthly, Islands) and as introductions to other works. Brought together in this way, these ...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Arctic and Antarctic by Jack Williams, Ann Bancroft, Chris Eliopoulos
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Jack Williams, a meteorologist by training, is the chief editor for USA Today.com's weather section and runs the online forum "Ask Jack." He has visited both the Arctic and Antarctica to perform his own research. He is the author of several previous books, including Hurricane Watch.

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A Place Beyond: Finding Home in Arctic Alaska by Nick Jans
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Jans could easily have got stuck in his subject matter--life in rural, mostly Native Alaskan Alaska. Or he could have pretended that subject didn't matter and emphasized high-flown prose. He avoids both extremes in essays that are finely written without being "fine writing" and that honor their subject without being overwhelmed by it. For instance, in "Coming Home"...


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