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Reaching North: A Celebration of the Subarctic
by Jamie Bastedo
Reaching North: A Celebration of the Subarctic, by Jamie Bastedo, published by Red Deer College Press ISBN: 0-88995-170-5. Great stories by Yellowknife naturalist Jamie Bastedo that impart good environmental understanding of the North.
by Nikita Ovsyaniko
Polar Bears by Nikita Ovsyaniko, published by Raincoast. It is a very good coffee table book about the polar bears of Wrangel Island, in the eastern Russian Arctic.
Turmoil and Triumph
by Ian Bickle
Turmoil and Triumph. Ian Bickle. Published by Temeron Press. The story of the Hudson Bay Railroad. ISBN: 1-55059-107X. This is a great read, especially if you are headed back on the train. It gives an explanation for all of the intriguing sign-posts you see along the way.
Ancient People of the Arctic
by Robert McGhee
Ancient People of the Arctic by Robert McGhee ISBN: 0-7748-0854-3, published by UBC. “Makes the story of continent-wide migrations, adaptations to harsh environments, and dramatic climate change comes alive…appeal (s) to anyone with an interest in the North and its history.” John Wilson, Quill and Quire.
White Bear of the North: WAPUSK
by Rebecca L. Grambo
White Bear of the North: WAPUSK. Photographs by Dennis Fast, text by Rebecca L. Grambo, published by Heartland Press. A lovely coffee table book with lots of beautiful photographs and text to compliment captures the life cycle of Canada’s best known polar bear population. Heartlands Associates Inc. ISBN: 1-896150-32-2
Encounters on Hudson Bay, Churchill Region
by Lorraine E. Brandson and Bonnie Chartier
Encounters on Hudson Bay, Churchill Region compiled by Lorraine E. Brandson and Bonnie Chartier, published by the Diocese of Churchill Hudson Bay. General Information on the climate, flora and fauna with interesting anecdotes about the flora and fauna from Aboriginal legends, and early explorers to present day researchers. Available for purchase in most stores in Churchill, but may be hard to find elsewhere.
by Ian Stirling
Polar Bears - by Ian Stirling, with photographs by Dan Guravich, published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside, is one of the definitive books on Polar bears by a well known bear biologist. ISBN 1-55041-466-6 (200+ pages).
The World of the Polar Bear
by Norbert Rosing
The World of the Polar Bear by Norbert Rosing. “An informative and entertaining text complements Rosing’s beautiful photographic work, transporting the reader…” Firefly Books ISBN: 1-55209-068-X.