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1 CALVERT, JAMES. Surface At The Pole.
Scholastic Books, New York: 1960. s Softcover. Fair condition. Pages are discolored. 
The extraordinary voyages of the U.S.S. Skate to the North Pole. 
Price: 19.67 USD
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2 HALL, SAM. The Fourth World: The Heritage Of The Arctic And Its Destruction.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1987. 0394559428 / 9780394559421 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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3 HALL, SAM. The Fourth World: The Heritage Of The Arctic And Its Destruction.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1987. 0394559428 / 9780394559421 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Fair condition library discard with usual stamping, marking and labels. First inside page torn from book. 

Price: 3.33 USD
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4 HUMMEL, MONTE. Arctic Wildlife.
Chartwell Books, Secaucus: 1984. 0890097402 / 9780890097403 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 71.25 USD
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5 PALSSON, GISLI. Travelling Passions: Stefansson, The Arctic Explorer.
Dartmouth College Press / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2005. 1584655100 / 9781584655107 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The new biography of Iceland's famed explorer and anthropologist. Vilhjalmur Stefansson has long been known for his groundbreaking work as an anthropologist and expert on Arctic peoples. His three expeditions to the Canadian Arctic in the early 1900s, as well as his groundbreaking work in northern anthropology, helped create his public image as a heroic, Hemingway-esque figure in the annals of twentieth-century exploration. But the emotional and private lives of Stefansson the man have remained hidden—until now. Much new evidence of these other lives has recently been discovered, allowing Gisli Palsson to retell Stefansson's story. Love letters between Stefansson and his fiance Cecil Smith, forgotten for decades, turned up in a New Hampshire flea market. The clever fieldwork of a private detective and a simple Web search led Palsson to Smith's daughter by another man and her insights on Stefansson's first love. Stefansson's relationship with his informant and guide, Fanny Panigabluk, turns out to have been much more than a professional partnership: together they had a child, Alex, whose descendants Palsson interviewed in Canada's Northwest Territories. And Stefansson's field diaries are a marked contrast to his published works, revealing lengthy and elegant essays, insightful commentary on Inupiat society, and drawings. The diaries show a Stefansson who was much more than the familiar brash adventurer; he was also a careful, observant, and gifted anthropologist. Above all, Vilhjalmur Stefansson was a study in contrasts. In this remarkable new work, Gisli Palsson draws a clear, vivid, and in many ways unexpected, picture of the mythical Stefansson, while remaining careful not to apply modern sensibilities to the life and motivations of a man from such a different time. Travelling Passions is translated for the first time from the bestselling Icelandic-language edition. "Palsson's book is very well-researched . . . an excellent read from start to finish." —Polar Record "Palsson's book is a masterpiece. It leaves the reader with sufficient space for reflection which is an important asset."—Kristjan Johannson, Dagblai The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: Foreword - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada • Acknowledgements • Hard Facts and Emotive Fluff • Formative Years • The Bone Collector • My Little Wife • Among Inuit • To the "Blond Eskimos" • In the Wake of the Karluk • Farewell to Family Life • Back to Civilization • The Saga of Alex Stefansson • The Dartmouth Years • The Super Eskimo • Love and Fame • Epilogue • A Chronology • Endnotes • Bibliography • Index. GÍisli Palsson is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iceland and formerly was Professor at the University of Oslo. His research focuses on environmental change, the social implications of biotechnology, Arctic exploration, and Inuit genetic history. Among his many books is Writing on Ice: The Ethnographic Notebooks of Vilhjalmur Stefansson (UPNE, 2001). "Much has been written before about Stefansson's life, but Palsson's work places it in a new context . . . The outcome is much more than an account of the life history of this 'famous Icelander,' it becomes a contribution to the complex history of the exchanges between Western masculinity and colonial power with the cultural and natural environment of northern regions." —Ólafur Rastrick, Saga 
Price: 33.25 USD
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6 PRICE, RAY. Howling Arctic: The Remarkable People Who Made Canada Sovereign In The Farthest North.
h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. DJ has chips and tears and taped in several places. 

Price: 22.33 USD
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7 SCHERMAN, KATHARINE. Spring On An Arctic Island.
Little Brown, Boston: 1956. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dust dustjacket. Good reading copy. 
The story of the unfolding of an arctic springtime, a subtle and exciting flowering which dwellers in the Temperate Zone can only fleetingly imagine, perhaps only on an early morning in April. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.28 USD
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8 SCHERMAN, KATHARINE. Spring On An Arctic Island.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1956. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
The story of the unfolding of an arctic springtime, a subtle and exciting flowering which dwellers in the Temperate Zone can only fleetingly imagine, perhaps only on an early morning in April. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.28 USD
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9 STEFANSSON, VILHJALMUR; PALSSON, GISLI (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION). Writing On Ice: The Ethnographic Notebooks Of Vilhjalmur Stefansson.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2001. 1584651199 / 9781584651192 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
An extensive account of the often elusive anthropology of a famed Arctic explorer. Between 1906 and 1918, anthropologist and explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson went on three long expeditions to the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. He wrote voluminously about his travels and observations, as did others. Stefansson's fame was partly fueled by a series of controversies involving envious competitors in the race for public recognition. While many anthropological works refer to his writings and he continues to be cited in ethnographic and historical works on indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic, particularly the Inuit, his successes in exploration (the discovery and mapping of some of the last remaining land on earth) have overshadowed his anthropological work. Writing on Ice utilizes his extensive fieldwork diaries, now in Dartmouth's Special Collections, and contemporary photographs and sketches, some never before published, to bring to life the anthropology of the Arctic explorer. Gisli Palsson situates the diaries in the context of that era's anthropological practice, early 20th-century expeditionary power relations, and the North American community surrounding Stefansson. He also examines the tension between the rhetoric of ethnography and exploration (the notion of the "friendly Arctic") and the reality of fieldwork and exploration, partly with reference to Stefansson's silence about his Inuit family. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879 - 1962), son of Icelandic immigrants in Manitoba and North Dakota, was affiliated with Harvard's Anthropology Department and Peabody Museum. His association with Dartmouth began in 1929, and his later visits laid the foundation for the polar study program formally established in 1953. Gisli Palsson is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Anthropology at University of Iceland. He has written extensively on such issues as environmental debates, property rights, fishing skills, fieldwork, biotechnology, language, and cognition. His newest book is The Textual Life of Savants: Ethnography, Iceland, and the Linguistic Turn (1997). 
Price: 28.45 USD
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