The Last Gentleman Adventurer
Maurice's poignant tale of coming-of-age with the Hudson Bay Company in the Canadian Arctic during the 1930s. Posted to Pangnirtung as a remarkably unlikely 17-year-old recruit, Maurice grew into a man with the fur traders and Inuit of Baffin Island, earning the name of Issumatak (One Who Thinks).
A tribute to the polar bear by a preeminent researcher, this handsome natural history features outstanding color photographs and detailed chapters on biology, distribution, behavior, study, conservation and lore.
Reaching North, A Celebration of the Subarctic
These great stories, collected by Yellowknife naturalist Jamie Bastedo, give a good flavor of the culture, nature and spirit of the North.
These color photographs capture the dazzling majesty and mystery of the aurora borealis while journalist George Bryson provides a short essay on the history of the phenomenon.
Narwhals, Arctic Whales in a Melting World
Combining lore, natural history and conservation, McLeish travels in search of the much-mythologized cetacean to visit climate researchers in Colorado, to see them in the wild (and in the market) in Greenland and to spend time among the Inuit. He also includes portraits of walrus, polar bear, bowhead and beluga, the ivory gull and other creatures of the High Arctic.
Watching Giants, The Secret Lives of Whales
Kelsey's highly personal introduction to the culture, behavior and ecosystems of whales brims with vitality and funny anecdotes. She also discusses the human impact on underwater ecosystems.
Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers and Climate Change
Wright charts the history of the Inuit and the experiences of recent Arctic immigrants alongside reflections on current conditions and devastating climate change.
A map of the Canadian province at a scale of 1:900,000.
What We Know About Climate Change
MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel outlines the issues, causes and concerns about the fate of our climate. This second edition covers the latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the lack of will in the United States to tackle this vexing issue.
Born and raised on Baffin Island, Nicklen has ice in his blood. The National Geographic photographer, wildlife biologist and naturalist presents up-close portraits of the creatures of the high latitudes in 150 dazzling photographs of swimming bears, cavorting seals, penguins, dueling narwhals and all manner of polar life.
Emperor of the North
This biography of Sir George Simpson -- 19th century adventurer, business tycoon and head of the Hudson's Bay Company -- follows the life of a contradictory man and examines his fur trading company's ties to the formation of the Canadian nation.
A dazzling meditation on the Arctic, breathtaking in scope. Lopez draws on his travels throughout the North, including Baffin Island, the Chukchi and Bering seas, Alaska, the Yukon and Greenland, interweaving natural history, accounts of early exploration, anecdote and lore into an indelible portrait of place.
The Northern Lights, Celestial Performances of the Aurora Borealis
Shot in Alaska, one of the best places to watch the Northern Lights, these images capture the natural phenomenon in all its splendor and majesty. Hall and Pederson’s 160 photographs were taken with ultra-HD cameras during a period of unusually high solar activity.
Beluga Days, Tracking a White Whale's Truth
A naturalist and long-time resident of Cook Inlet on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Lord combines her own observations of beluga whales with insightful interviews in this tale of natural history, culture and conservation in frontier Alaska.
Whalewatcher, A Global Guide to Watching Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in the Wild
A photo guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises worldwide, with featured spreads on 40 commonly encountered species.
Lonely Planet Canada
A comprehensive, practical guide to all of Canada, redesigned for this 11th edition.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic
Our bestselling book on the Arctic, this guide covers the geography and climate, plants, birds and wildlife of the Circumpolar North.
A Traveller's History of Canada
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba: Exploring Canada's Undiscovered Province
A guide to Canada's prairie province, home of polar bears, fishing camps and its capital city Winnipeg.
Handy for a pocket or backpack, this durable, fold-out bird reference features 140 species familiar to Manitoba. Size: 8 x 3.8 inches.