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)."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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)."
"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."
"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."
"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."