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  • Polaris

    Polaris

    Emil Bessels was chief scientist and medical officer on George Francis Hall's ill-fated American North Pole Expedition of 1871-73 on board the ship Polaris. Bessels' book, translated from the Germa...

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  • Baffin Island

    Baffin Island

    A geographer with extensive research experience in the Canadian North, Jack D. Ives has written a lively and informative account of several expeditions to Baffin Island during the “golden age” of f...

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  • The Fast-Changing Arctic

    The Fast-Changing Arctic

    In this timely new book, international scholars and military professionals come together to explore the strategic consequences of the thawing of the Arctic. Their analyses of efforts by governments...

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  • Shipwreck at Cape Flora

    Shipwreck at Cape Flora

    Mentioned in BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24281727 Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations...

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  • The Reindeer Botanist

    The Reindeer Botanist

    The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977 is the first biography of one of Canada's most remarkable botanists. Alf Erling Porsild (1901-1977) grew up on the Arctic Station in West Greenl...

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  • Biocultural Diversity and Indigenous Ways of Knowing

    Biocultural Diversity and Indigenous Ways of Knowing

    At the dawn of the third millennium, dramatic challenges face human civilization everywhere. Relations between human beings and their environment are in peril, with mounting threats to both biologi...

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  • Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor

    Arctic Scientist, Gulag Survivor

    One of the most prominent Soviet Arctic scientists of the 1920s and 1930s, Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev was a geologist, physicist, and oceanographer. After working in the Arctic for some thirteen...

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  • Lands that Hold One Spellbound

    Lands that Hold One Spellbound

    "Far north, hidden behind grim barriers of pack ice, are lands that hold one spellbound. Gigantic imaginary gates, with hinges set in the horizon, seem to guard these lands. Slowly the gates swing ...

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  • Breaking Ice

    Breaking Ice

    The pace of technological, social, and environmental change in Canada's Arctic has profound effects on resource management and policy decisions. The chapters in this volume result from a project un...

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  • War North of 80

    War North of 80

    Obtaining weather data was vital for military operations in Northwestern Europe during World War II. In an effort to secure this data, the German Navy and Air Force secretly established manned weat...

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  • As Long As This Land Shall Last

    As Long As This Land Shall Last

    A historically accurate study that takes no sides, this book is the first complete document of Treaties 8 and 11 between the Canadian government and the Native people at the turn of the nineteenth ...

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  • Writing Geographical Exploration

    Writing Geographical Exploration

    Writing Geographical Exploration: Thomas James and the Northwest Passage, 1631-33 summarizes the various factors that influence the writing and interpretation of exploration narratives, demonstrati...

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  • Many Faces of Gender

    Many Faces of Gender

    Many Faces of Gender : Roles and Relationships through Time in Indigenous Northern Communities is an interdisciplinary volume that addresses the dearth in descriptions and analyses of gender roles ...

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  • Nunavik

    Nunavik

    "In the pages of this book, you will read of the efforts of many to fearlessly audit the state of education in Nunavik. To diligently seek improvement of an already good system. To fix what is not ...

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