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ICE TO FIRE.
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ICE TO FIRE.

By Strauss, Marty.

Carmel, IN:: Cork Hill Press,, (2005). Very good in a fine dust jacket (missing front endpaper). First edition. Novel spanning 200 years, from just before the arrival of the Russians in Alaska to the late 20th century, one which tells the story of "a native people struggling to meet the challenge of invaders to their homeland and their struggle to maintain their cultural identity.. . Topu, the village where the story takes place, is a fictional place based on many of the characteristics of native villages in the area.. . The story is based on interviews with elders and listening to their native history as told through dance and stories." 130 pp.

$16.25

POLAR BRIDGE: An Arctic Odyssey.
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POLAR BRIDGE: An Arctic Odyssey.

By Weber, Richard; Laurie Dexter, Christopher Holloway and Max Buxton.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:: Key Porter Books,, (1990). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. An account of a three month long odyssey in 1988 by a Canadian-Soviet team of adventurers, with the goal of linking polar regions in the west and east - starting in Siberia and ending on Canada's Ellesmere Island. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by author, Laurie Dexter - "to - best wishes for good health and many safe adventures" and dated in 1997. Illustrated with full color photographs. Map, nine appendices. 213 pp.

$28.50

THE DEVIL'S LABYRINTH: Encounters with the Arctic.
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THE DEVIL'S LABYRINTH: Encounters with the Arctic.

By Johnson, Clive.

Shrewsbury, UK:: Swan Hill Press,, (1995). Near fine in near fine dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner). First printing. A combination of a history of polar exploration and an account of the author's own attempt to reach the North Pole. Illustrated with full-color photographs. Select bibliography, index. 144 pp.

$20.00

SHOPPING FOR PORCUPINE: A Life in Arctic Alaska.
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SHOPPING FOR PORCUPINE: A Life in Arctic Alaska.

By Kantner, Seth.

Minneapolis:: Milkweed Editions,, (2008). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. INSCRIBED by Kantner on the half-title page. "His story begins with the arrival of his father, Howard Kantner, to the remote Arctic of the 1950s and ends with him as a grown man settled in the same landscape. Through a series of moving essays and vivid photographs, ranging in subject from family histories to hunting stories, celebrations of people and places to a lament over a majestic wilderness rapidly disappearing." Illustrated throughout with color photographs. Maps, glossary. 240 pp

$35.00

ENDURANCE: An Epic of Polar Adventure.
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ENDURANCE: An Epic of Polar Adventure.

By Worsley, F. A.; preface by Patrick O'Brian.

New York:: Norton,, (1999). Fine in fine dust jacket.. 2nd printing. An attractive new edition of this classic account of Shackleton's 1914-1916 Antarctic expedition by the commander of the ship, Endurance, and originally published in 1931. Includes a new preface by Patrick O'Brian. Illustrated with photographs. Index. xxvi, 310 pp.

$20.00

THE LONELIEST CONTINENT: The Story of Antarctic Discovery.
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THE LONELIEST CONTINENT: The Story of Antarctic Discovery.

By Chapman, Walker.

Greenwich, Connecticut:: New York Graphic Society Publishers,, (1964). Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease on front flap of dj). First printing. An account of the history of exploration of Antarctica, "beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Seas voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition" and including the expeditions of James Wedell, Scott, Shackleton, Byrd and more. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Bibliography, Index. 279 pp.

$18.00

THE LOST MEN: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party.
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THE LOST MEN: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party.

By Tyler-Lewis, Kelly.

New York:: Viking,, (2006). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. "In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed south aboard the Endurance to make history by crossing the Antarctic continent. Shackleton's story is legend, but few know the harrowing story of the Ross Sea party, Shackleton's support group dispatched to the other side of the continent to build a lifeline of food and fuel depots to bear his crossing. "I had not anticipated that the work would present any great difficulties, " Shackleton wrote. Yet everything went tragically wrong when the Ross Sea ship, the Aurora, tore free of her moorings and disappeared in a gale, leaving ten men marooned with only the clothes on their backs and few provisions. With little hope of rescue from a world embroiled in World War I, the men decided to accomplish their mission against all odds." Photographs, maps, notes, bibliography, index. 366 pp

$21.50

THE ENCHANTED CARIBOU
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THE ENCHANTED CARIBOU

By Cleaver, Elizabeth.

Toronto & Oxford,: Oxford University Press,, 1985.. Fine in glossy illustrated boards.. First printing. Charming Inuit folktale illustrated with scenes from shadow puppets. Includes a page on how to create your own shadow puppet theater and 2 pages of templates. Oblong format. 32 pp.

$18.50

AMORAK.
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AMORAK.

By Jessell, Tim.

Mankato, MN:: Creative Editions,, (1994). Near fine in a good dust jacket (tear along fold of back cover of dj) . First printing. A retelling of an Inuit creation myth which recounts how the wolf and the caribou came to be brothers. Retold by Jessell and illustrated with his full-color, full-page and double-page paintings. Oblong format. 30 pp.

$16.50

THE ENDURANCE: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.
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THE ENDURANCE: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.

By [Shackelton, Sir Ernest , 1874-1922] Alexander, Caroline.

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf with The American Museum of Natural History,, 2010.. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. Later printing. Fascinating account of one of the great survival epics, illustrated with many previously unpublished photos by the expedition's photographer, Frank Hurley. Slightly oversized format, 212 pp.

$28.50

GEORGIA: AN ARCTIC DIARY
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GEORGIA: AN ARCTIC DIARY

By Georgia.

Edmonton, Canada: : Hurtig Publishers,, (1982.). Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.). First printing. A year's diary entries (actually an amalgam of the many years she lived in Igloolik and Repulse Bay), written by an American-born Canadian living a semi-reclusive life in the Northwest Territories, and which reflect a vanishing Arctic way of life. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 192 pp. Endpaper maps. Includes a mimeographed insert which lists pseudonyms for people mentioned in the book.

$24.50

KABLOONA.
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KABLOONA.

By De Poncins, Gontran in collaboration with Lewis Galiantiere

Alexandria, VA:: Time Life Books, , (1980). Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.. Trade paperback. A classic account of living with the Eskimos and an attempt to chronicle the Eskimo culture and way of life. Illustrated by the author and with an introduction by Lewis Galiantiere. Double page map. xxvii, 322 pp plus 16 pp of photographs.

$12.00

FROZEN IN TIME: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II.
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FROZEN IN TIME: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II.

By Zuckoff, Mitchell

New York:: Harper Collins,, (2013.). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) A true account of heroism and determination both during World War II and recently: "On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane on a routine flight slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. With the weather worsening, the U.S. military launched a daring rescue mission, sending a Grumman Duck amphibious plane to find the men. . . [this is an] account of these harrowing crashes and the fate of the survivors and their would-be saviors.. . Moving forward to today, Zuckoff recounts the efforts of the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc., led by an indefatigable dreamer named Lou Sapienza, who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck's last flight and recover the remains of its crew.. . a blend of mystery, adventure, heroism, and survival." Photographs, cast of characters, notes. 372 pp (index to come)

$21.00

POLAR DREAM: The Heroic Saga of the First Solo Journey by a Woman and Her Dog to the Pole.
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POLAR DREAM: The Heroic Saga of the First Solo Journey by a Woman and Her Dog to the Pole.

By Thayer, Helen. (Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary.)

New York:: Simon & Schuster,, (1993). Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.). First printing. In 1988, at the age of 50, Thayer became the first woman to ski solo to the North Pole, her only companion a black husky named Charlie. Illustrated with a map and full-color photographs. Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary. 254 pp.

$18.00

THE LAST IMAGINARY PLACE: A Human History Of The Arctic World.
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THE LAST IMAGINARY PLACE: A Human History Of The Arctic World.

By McGhee, Robert.

New York & Oxford:: Oxford University Press,, (2005.). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. "Combining anthropology, history, and personal memoir, this book dispels romanticized notions of the Artic as a world apart, exotic and isolated, revealing a land more fascinating than we had imagined. We meet Viking farmers, whalers and ivory-hunters, and explorers racing to reach the North Pole. Most important, McGhee offers more coverage of the native peoples of the Arctic, societies that other histories usually neglect. . . [he] follows the Inuit as they cross the Arctic in search of metal, and reveals the dangers that native people face today from pollution and global warming." Photographs. Suggestions for further reading, index. 296 pp.

$21.00

ICE BOUND: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole.
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ICE BOUND: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole.

By Nielsen, Dr. Jerri with Maryanne Vollers.

New York:: Hyperion,, (2001.). Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (the pen used in signing scored the title page.). Later printing. The true of Dr. Jerri Nielsen, the physician stranded at a South Pole research station who diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer until she could be airlifted out several months later. In addition, though, this is a book about the wonders of Antarctica and of the difficulties encountered by the scientists and researchers there. Boldly INSCRIBED on the title by Nielsen. Map, photographs. xvi, 362 pp.

$24.50

BYRD'S GREAT ADVENTURE: With The Complete Story Of All Polar Explorations For One Thousand Years.
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BYRD'S GREAT ADVENTURE: With The Complete Story Of All Polar Explorations For One Thousand Years.

By Miller, Francis Trevelyan.

Philadelphia:: John C. Winston Co.,, (1930.). Near fine - an attractive book in blue cloth boards with silver lettering and full-color paste-down on front cover.. First edition. "The flight to conquer the ends of the earth." Includes forewords by General A.W. Greely and Dr. Henry Fairchild Osborn. Illustrated with a full-color frontispiece of the "Floyd Bennett" plane and many black and white photographs, diagrams and line drawings on glossy paper. Includes chronology of explorations. Full color map endpapers. 338 pp.

$24.50

THE WHITE DAWN: An Eskimo Saga.
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THE WHITE DAWN: An Eskimo Saga.

By Houston, James.

New York:: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,, (1971.). Very good in a good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dust jacket.). Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition). Canadian author's first novel, a modern classic which vividly portrays the beginning of the destruction of the traditional way of life of the Eskimos as they come into contact with white men. Based on stories passd down from elders about the rescue (and the ensuing events) of three whalers from New Bedford in 1896 which Houston heard during the years he spent on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 275 pp. Map endpapers.

$14.50

THE FLIGHT OF THE EAGLE.
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THE FLIGHT OF THE EAGLE.

By Sundman, Per Olof.

New York:: Pantheon,, (1970.). Very good in a fair only dust jacket (large chip at upper fold of front cover, other edgewear to dj.).. First US printing. A documentary novel, based on the doomed attempt by S.A. Andre to sail a hydrogen balloon to the North Pole in 1897. After 65 hours, they were forced to land on the ice, where months later they died -although their final campwas not found until 1930. Includes an introduction by the author. Translated from the Swedish by Mary Sandbach. Illustrated with photographs. 383 pp. Map endpapers.

$19.00

THE WAKE OF THE UNSEEN OBJECT: Among the Native Cultures of Bush Alaska.
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THE WAKE OF THE UNSEEN OBJECT: Among the Native Cultures of Bush Alaska.

By Kizzia, Tom.

New York:: Henry Holt,, (1991.). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. A very personal account of a journey through the Alaskan outback, one in which he finds tribal elders and troubled young people seeking to reconcile the conflicts and complexities that modern technology, government, including the Native Sovereignity movement, and changing economics have brought to the indigenous people on the outer coasts of Alaska. Map. 278 pp.

$20.00

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