Inconstant and forbidding, the arctic has lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries--pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge, technology, and endurance. A Fabulous Kingdom charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventures that would eventually throw light on this "magical realm" of sunless winters. They follow the explorers from the early journeys of Viking Ottar to the daring exploits of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary, and Richard Bird. The second edition features a section entitled "The New Arctic" that illuminates current scientific and environmental issues that threaten the region. Officer and Page discuss such topics as the science behind the melting of the polar ice; the endangered species that now depend on the ice, including polar bears, narwhals, walruses, and ringed seals; commerce in mining and natural resources, especially petroleum and natural gas; and predictions for the economic and environmental future of the region. Library Journal called the first edition a "winning fusion of adventure, suspense, and history."
Northern Europe and North America have dominated the world stage for more than two centuries. Using a wide range of sources, this book provides the first coherent account from a multi-national perspective of the ideas and perceptions that, from the Renaissance onwards, fuelled the North’s rise to prominence, and enabled it to rival the traditional cultural and political hegemony of the South. This includes not only the fascinating conquest of the polar regions, but also the religious upheaval of the Reformation, the changing view of nature engendered by Romanticism, and, not least, the revival of ancient Nordic and Celtic culture. Finally, the book offers an indispensable historical background to current events in the Far North, where the past and the future meet in a complex web of dramatic environmental concerns, the exploitation of natural resources, and the strategies of politics and commerce.
Business & Economics by Arctic Institute of North America
Renewable Resource and Ocean Management in the Canadian North
Author: Arctic Institute of North America
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Category: Business & Economics
Includes fifteen papers taken from a project undertaken by the Oceans Management Research Network that examines carefully the nature of Arctic environmental evolution and sustainability. This title attempts to define the nature of competing demands and assess their impact on the environment.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Discovery, Adventure and Endurance At the Top of the World
Author: Matti Laineman,Juha Nurminen
Publisher: Anova Books
Offers a full account of the many explorers who attempted the Northwest and Northeast Passages and how their efforts contributed to world knowledge of the arctic region, in a book that includes 320 color and black-and-white illustrations, including artworks, maps and charts.
by Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)
The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette
Author: Hampton Sides
In 1879 the U.S.S. Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were heading for glory and the last unmapped area of the globe: the North Pole. But it was not long before the Jeannette was trapped in crushing pack ice. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Facing a seemingly impossible trek across the endless ice, they battled everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and starvation, in their desperate struggle for survival.
Antarctica by Barbara Taylor,Richard Beatty,John Woodward
Author: Barbara Taylor,Richard Beatty,John Woodward
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
The books that show you what others only tell you - fully revised and updated. DK Eyewitness Arctic and Antarctic is an informative guide to the world's polar regions. Amazing colour photographs offer your child a unique 'eyewitness' view of some of the coldest and most frozen places in the world. From flora and fauna, to human and animal inhabitants, as well as the brave people who explored these extreme regions, often with fatal consequences: let your child learn all about life at the North and South pole. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about the Arctic and Antarctic regions.