Arctic Dreams

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The list author says: "If your dreams point you North; if you shudder at the thought of being trapped in a cruise ship on some room-temperature sea, surrounded by the idols of civilized life; if the Northern Wilderness is the only place where you feel fully alive, here is a list of books, fiction and nonfiction, that might temporarily satisfy your longing to be above the Arctic Circle (I discovered in my travels that, in order for my sinuses to work properly, I have to be above 66 degrees North Latitude)."
Arctic Circle: Birth and Rebirth in the Land of the Caribou
1.  Arctic Circle: Birth and Rebirth in the Land of the Caribou by Robert Leonard Reid
The list author says:
  "Journalist and mountain-climber, Robert Leonard Reid had always revered Arctic explorers, and in the 7th decade of his life, he finally decided to emulate them.  This book about his adventures among the caribou resulted."
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Arctic Dreams
2.  Arctic Dreams by Barry H. Lopez
The list author says:
  "This is a monumental, magical journey through the Arctic landscape.  One of my favorite books on any subject."
$12.76   Used & New from: $1.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Midnight Wilderness
3.  Midnight Wilderness by Debbie S. Miller
The list author says:
  "An engrossing account of the author's travels through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  A passionate plea to preserve this momumental wilderness on Alaska's North Slope."
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Ring of Ice: True Tales of Adventure, Exploration, and Arctic Life
4.  Ring of Ice: True Tales of Adventure, Exploration, and Arctic Life by Peter Stark
The list author says:
  "In this anthology, Stark offers a documentary history of our changing views of the Arctic over the last two and a half centuries. From Vitus Bering's 1741 Russian expedition to the Arctic travels of author Barry Lopez."
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The Arctic year
5.  The Arctic year by Peter Freuchen
The list author says:
  "A month-by-month account of life in the Arctic zone.  Freuchen lived with the Innuit through Arctic winters, and was an eminent Arctic explorer."
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Diary of an Arctic Year
6.  Diary of an Arctic Year by Stephen J. Krasemann
The list author says:
  "Another diary of an Arctic year, this time with accompanying photographs.  Wild-life photographer Stephen Krasemann has produced a stunning pictoral guide to our Northern frontier."
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The Last Wilderness: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
7.  The Last Wilderness: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Kennan Ward
The list author says:
  "Another beautifully photographed trip through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with a passionate plea to preserve it."
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White Sky, Black Ice (Nathan Active Mysteries)
8.  White Sky, Black Ice (Nathan Active Mysteries) by Stan Jones
The list author says:
  "The first mystery in the Alaskan trooper, Nathan Active series.  The author, an Alaskan bush pilot writes like Tony Hillerman on a snowmobile.  Do you want to know what it's like to live above the Arctic Circle?  Read this series!"
$10.93   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Shaman Pass
9.  Shaman Pass by Stan Jones
The list author says:
  "The second mystery in the Alaskan trooper, Nathan Active series.  Bundle up in your Refrigiwear overalls, your parka with the wolf-fur ruff, and your Sorel boots, because you're going to be spending much of this mystery on the tundra, the sea ice, and the arctic slopes of Shaman Pass."
$12.21   Used & New from: $0.22
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Frozen Sun: A Nathan Active Mystery (The Nathan Active Mysteries)
10.  Frozen Sun: A Nathan Active Mystery (The Nathan Active Mysteries) by Stan Jones
The list author says:
  "The third mystery in the Alaskan trooper, Nathan Active series.  Our hero sets out to track down a missing beauty queen."
$11.94   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Village of the Ghost Bears: A Nathan Active Mystery Set in Alaska
11.  Village of the Ghost Bears: A Nathan Active Mystery Set in Alaska by Stan Jones
The list author says:
  "The fourth mystery in the Alaskan trooper, Nathan Active series. Although much of the action in this series takes place in the Arctic fishing village of Chukchi, the wilderness is only a step outside the door, crackling underfoot like new sea ice.  It permeates the lives of everyone in this book, from bush pilots to bingo-playing aana (grandmothers)."
$11.43   Used & New from: $1.13
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Special Service : The Best Poems Of Robert W. Service
12.  Special Service : The Best Poems Of Robert W. Service by Robert William Service
The list author says:
  "Includes 82 classic poems by the "Bard of the Yukon" from the following works:
"Songs of a Sourdough,"and "The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses."  My husband can quote "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" from memory."
$8.96   Used & New from: $8.95
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Kazan the Wolf Dog
13.  Kazan the Wolf Dog by James Oliver Curwood
The list author says:
  "As a child, I loved this fictional tale of Kazan, the wolf-dog even better than Jack London's "White Fang."  This is the book that first awakened my interest in the North."
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The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire (Modern Library Classics)
14.  The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire (Modern Library Classics) by Jack London
The list author says:
  "The quintessential Jack London stories of the far North."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World
15.  A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Matti Lainema
The list author says:
  "Filled with rare illustrations, this book tells stories of the search for the fabled Northwest Passage and the race for the North Pole. Along with familiar explorers, including Captain Cook, Amundsen, and Byrd, it introduces readers to the men behind the names on the map, such as Barents and Bering."
$42.68   Used & New from: $35.39
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Arctic Fox: Life at the Top of the World
16.  Arctic Fox: Life at the Top of the World by Garry Hamilton
The list author says:
  "Arctic foxes don't even begin to shiver until they have been exposed to -70 degrees C for an hour.  Read how these house-cat-sized mammals survive on the ice floes and on the tundra, year-round.  No wussy hibernation strategies for these tough little creatures."
$30.60   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Grizzly Man
17.  Grizzly Man DVD ~ Timothy Treadwell
The list author says:
  "Werner Herzog's acclaimed documentary about Timothy Treadwell, a passionate advocate of grizzlies, who was killed and eaten by a half-ton male grizzly in Alaska's Katmai National Park."
$8.58   Used & New from: $0.47
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (534 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Nature: Polar Bears
18.  Nature: Polar Bears DVD ~ F. Murray Abraham
The list author says:
  "No list on the Arctic would be complete without this Nature DVD on Polar Bears.  I can only hope they adapt to our changing climate."
$15.22   Used & New from: $2.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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