Category: Polar Regions


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In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Artic

By: ALBANOV, Valerian Ivanovich

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Modern Library, 2000

Edition: Second Printing

A harrowing story of survival in the Arctic. A 'Modern Library' edition. 205pp, photo frontis, maps, endpaper maps. Bright, fresh copy, almost 'as new'. Weight, 270g. View more info

Across Time and Tundra: The Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic

By: ALUNIK, Ishmael; KOLAUSOK, Eddie D.; MORRISON, David A.

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Canada, Canadian Museum of History and Raincoast Books, 2003

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

"This beautiful book tells the story of the Inuvialuit, "the real people," from ancient times to the present day. Copublished with the Canadian Museum of Civilization to coincide with a major exhibition, it features more than 120 stunning images, alongside legends and oral histories of life on the land."--Jacket. ix, 230 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, fresh and unmarked. Dustjacket is unclipped showing only v... View more info

Beyond the Arctic Circle

By: AMOR, Norman

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Vancouver, University of British Columbia Library, 1992

Edition: First Edition

Materials on Arctic Explorations and Travels since 1750 in the Special Collections and University Archives Division of the University of British Columbia Library. Occasional Publication No. 1, University of British Columbia Library. Edition of 500 copies. Mint copy, as issued. View more info

Proceedings of the Arctic Basin Symposium October 1962


Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Arctic Institute of North America, 1963

Edition: First Printing

Essays from the Symposium held at Hershey, PA, under the auspices of the Arctic Institute of North America, Oct. 1962. 313pp, photo illustrated, maps, figures etc., large folding map at back. Bright, clea interior, unmarked. Tight, square binding. Ink name to top margin of front wrappers. Some sun-fading to spine. Weight, 520g. View more info

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Before the Heroes Came: Antarctica in the 1890s


Price: $9.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A., Univ of Nebraska Pr, 1999

Edition: First Trade Paper Printing

History of early Antarctic exploration in the 19th century. 160pp. Mint copy, 'as new'. Weight, 260g. View more info

A Londoner in Rupert's land: Thomas Bunn of the Hudson's Bay Company

By: BAYLEY, Denis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Chichester, UK, Moore & Tillyer, 1969

Edition: First Edition

Biography of Thomas Bunn [1765-1853], based on Hudson's Bay Company archives and family records. 100 p., 14 plates (1 folded). ill., facsims., geneal. table, ports. 26 cm. Map on lining papers. OCLC Number: 83353. Book is very bright and clea, still fresh. Binding is tight and square, blue cloth is without wear. Dustjacket shows minoir edge wear, but, for its age is bright and clean. Weight, 436g. View more info

Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition

By: BEATTIE, Owen and GEIGER, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Saskatoon, Western Producer Prairie Books, 1988

Edition: First Printing

Story of how the investigation of the corpses of three Victorian seaman by forensic anthropologist Dr. Owen Beattie led to the unraveling of the fate of the famous Franklin Expedition of 1845-48. 180pp, color photo illustrated. Book is bright, clean and unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. About 'as new'. Weight, 480g. View more info

The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909 (First Edtiion)

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $14.95

Publisher: U.S.A., McClelland & Stewart, 1988

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Pierre Berton has written a revisionist history of the search for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, which covers the entire period from the expedition of William Edward Parry to that of Robert Peary in a single volume. 672 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. An `as new`` copy - bright, fresh and unmarked with a tight, square binding and in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Heavy for shipping weighing 1.362kg. View more info

Southampton Island

By: BIRD, J. Brian

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada Department of Mines, 1953

Edition: First Edition

Canada Department of Mines and Technical Surveys. Geographical Branch, Memoir 1. Survey of Southampton Island in Canada's Northwest Territories in the North of Hudson's Bay. 84pp, maps and illustrations. Folding map in pocket at back. Clean copy with a sound binding. Minor, light creases to front cover near spine. View more info

Truelove Lowland, Devon Island, Canada: A High Arctic Ecosystem

By: BLISS, L. C. -Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edmonton, University of Alberta Press, 1977

Edition: First Edition

Book summarizes the research [33 studies] conducted within the Canadian component of the International Biological Programme. Area studied covers 16 square miles on the NE coast of Devon Island. xxi, 714pp, illustrated, diagrams, tables, folding plates in pocket at back. Bright copy with a sound binding. Felt pen mark covers old signature on ffep. Dustjacket has minor edge wear & very minor soiling. Weight, 1.37kg. View more info

A Gentleman Adventurer: The Arctic Diaries of R.H.G. Bonnycastle

By: BONNYCASTLE, Richard H. G.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Canada, Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1984

Edition: First Edition

Account of the author's experience in Northern Canada as an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company between 1928 and 1931. Edited and compiled by Heather Robertson. 217, [1] pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh. Binding is tight nd square and there is no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Weight, 795g. View more info

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The voyage of the "Scotia" : being the record of a voyage of exploration in Antarctic Seas

By: BOWN, R. N. Rudnose; PIRIE, J. H. H.; MOSSMAN, R. C.

Price: $69.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1978

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

An account of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-4, by its botanist, meteorologist and geologist. A Facsimile reprint of the original 1906 edition. xii, 375pp, photo illustrated, folding map at rear. Book is bright, clean and unmarked, about 'as new'. Unclipped dustjacket is bright and clean with only minor wear to some edges. Scan available. Weight, 804g. View more info

The Arctic World

By: BRUEMMER, Fred and TAYLOR, Dr. William E.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key-Porter Books, 1985

Edition: Third Printing

Survey of the Life, People, Environment of the Arctic. Co-published with the Sierra Club. 256pp, profusely photo illustrated. View more info

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Arctic Twilight: Leonard Budgell and Canada's Changing North

By: BUDGELL, Leonard

Price: $19.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Blue Butterfly, 2009

Edition: First Edition

Letters from an ex-Hudson's Bay employee describing life in the Canadian North from the 1920s to the 1980s. Edited and with an introduction by Claudia Coutu Radmore. 469 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked, still quite fresh and 'as new'. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly simlar with some very minor creasing to the edges of the rear panel. Weight, 915g.. View more info

Arctic Journey: Paintings, Sketches, and Reminiscences of a Vanishing World


Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, Pagurian Press, 1977

Edition: First Edition

Story of an artists first encounter with the North - a daily diary, 20 color paintings and numerous sketches.126pp, illustrated in color and in b&w. Bright, clean copy. DJ has minor top edge wear. View more info