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Annual Report of the Government of the Northwest Territories, Council in Transition 1976/ Conseil en transition, Rapport annuel du gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest
1 Annual Report of the Government of the Northwest Territories, Council in Transition 1976/ Conseil en transition, Rapport annuel du gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest
Yellowknife, NWT Department of Information Northwest Territories 1976 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
General edgewear, scuffing and creasing of dustjacket, light wear only to book ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A square book - 10 1/2 inches ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 108 pages; Not only does it carry the annual report but gives some historical information on the the original governments going back to the late 1800s. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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The Geography of the Canadian North  Issues and Challenges, Bone, Robert M.
2 Bone, Robert M. The Geography of the Canadian North Issues and Challenges
Don Mills, ON Oxford University Press 1992 0195407725 / 9780195407723 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Prev. owner's name on FFEP in ink. Light shelfwear to card covers, minor creasing.; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 5.90 X 0.90 inches; 284 pages; As arctic and Subarctic of the Canadian North take their place in the global economy, the interplay of resource development, the environment, and the peoples of the North has caused dramatic change. This book examines the dominant images of the North and traces the impact of resource exploitation and mega-projects such as Quebec Hydro's massive James Bay development. It includes a discussion of the effects on people's lives--Native people, southern Canadians, and the growth of regional centres and resource towns. With detailed illustrations and problem-oriented discussion of the Canadian North, this volume will provide a balanced look for those concerned with the human and environmental costs of development. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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ONE WOMAN'S ARCTIC, Burnford, Sheila
3 Burnford, Sheila ONE WOMAN'S ARCTIC
Toronto, ON McClelland & Stewart 1973 0771018258 / 9780771018251 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Susan Ross 
price clipped DJ has tears, 2 in. X 1/4 inch piece missing bottom front. Some soiling, creasing and chipping. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, a tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 222 pages; In the early 1970s, Burnford and artist Ross, visited the Arctic outpost of Pond Inlet on northern Baffin Island, spending 2 summers. While there, they observed the realities of daily life in the Eskimo community. Burnford is best known for her book 'Incredible Journey' 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Flint, Richard Foster The Ice Age in the North American Arctic
Washington, DC US Government Printing Office 1953 Pamphlet Very Good Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Light edge wear, creasing; Side stapled with light green card covers; From the Smithsonian Report for 1952, pp. 243-260; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 17 pages; This is an extract from the 1952 Smithsonian Report 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Journey to the Polar Sea, Franklin, John
5 Franklin, John Journey to the Polar Sea
Vancouver BC Douglas & McIntyre Ltd 2000 155054814X / 9781550548143 1st Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Includes a new introduction by the modern maritime historian James P. Delgado and the introduction from the 1908 edition by Captain Robert F. Scott. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 291 pages; The original title of Franklin's journal was 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-20-21-22'. This expedition was almost as disastrous as the 1845 expedition that resulted in the deaths of himself and his crew. This is a reproduction of the 1908 edition with added background information coming from archaeological excavation of the site where Franklin and his crew camped while awaiting rescue. 
Price: 36.50 USD
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Life among the Qallunaat, Freeman, Minnie Aodla
6 Freeman, Minnie Aodla Life among the Qallunaat
Edmonton, AB Hurtig Publishers 1978 0888301642 / 9780888301642 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows shelf wear, with small tears and light chipping. Price-clipped, with glue residue on FFEP where previous bookplate has been removed. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 6.75 X 4.25 X 1 inches; 217 pages; "Life Among the Qallunaat is the story of Mini Aodla Freeman’s experiences growing up in the Inuit communities of James Bay and her journey in the 1950s from her home to the strange land and stranger customs of the Qallunaat, those living south of the Arctic. Her extraordinary story, sometimes humourous and sometimes heartbreaking, illustrates an Inuit woman’s movement between worlds and ways of understanding. It also provides a clear-eyed record of the changes that swept through Inuit communities in the 1940s and 1950s. Mini Aodla Freeman was born in 1936 on Cape Hope Island in James Bay. At the age of sixteen, she began nurse's training at Ste. Therese School in Fort George, Quebec, and in 1957 she moved to Ottawa to work as a translator for the then Department of Northern Affairs and Natural Resources. Her memoir, Life Among the Qallunaat, was published in 1978 and has been translated into French, German, and Greenlandic. Life Among the Qallunaat is the third book in the First Voices, First Texts series, which publishes lost or under appreciated texts by Indigenous writers." 
Price: 23.50 USD
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Forgotten Places in the North, Gage, S. R.
7 Gage, S. R. Forgotten Places in the North
Oakville ON Mosaic Press 2001 0889627444 / 9780889627444 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Previous owner's name on half-title page.; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.80 X 5.90 X 1 inches; 166 pages; "Across the broad expanse of Canada's North there are few physical reminders of the rich history of the land and its people. 'Forgotten Places in the North' examines three rare cases where heritage structures have withstood the ravages of time and unforgiving climate. YORK FACTORY was the key staging area of the Hudson's Bay Company for over two hundred years. From its construction in 1830, the "Depot" warehouse held a wealth of trade goods that lured the trappers of the Northwest. HERSCHEL ISLAND, off the north coast of the Yukon, became the unlikely winter home to hundreds of Yankee whalers in the 1890's. The buildings of this abandoned settlement still remain. The MID-CANADA LINE was an electronic Cold War bastion that stretched the length of Canada's 55th parallel. This national project stood against American ambition to the south and the Soviet threat from the north." 
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Echoes From a Frozen Land, Haagensen, Borge
8 Haagensen, Borge Echoes From a Frozen Land
Victoria, BC Island Pacific Publishing 2013 0973713674 / 9780973713671 Second Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Peter Klokker cover art 
As new, 1 copy is creased on back fly leaf. ; Glossy pictorial card covers ; Trade PB; B&W and Colour illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages; As a young man in Denmark, Haagensen became enamoured of the ham radio and what it could be used for. As he grew and obtained his education, he discovered the Institute of Technology and a course for Radio Operators in Copenhagen. WWII was approaching and Denmark, being on the border with Germany, everyone was affected. Borge was too young to serve as a soldier but he still found interesting ways to use his knowledge to help the resistance movement, stiing up clandestine broadcast transmitters. After the war was his compulsory military service, a time working as radio technician in the navy and most interesting of all working in remote stations in Iceland and Greenland. Haagensen gradually built his network of international friends and a varried work experience and eventually married and moved to Vancouver on Canada's West Coast. He has continued his love of the North and has had a great deal of experience in Canada's high North. He worked for Trans Canada Airlines but eventually ended up breaking into a new form of communication with the newly formed CHEK television station in Victoria BC and on to other equally interesting occupations. The world was his oyster. 
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Life At the Edge of Big Ice, Harrison, D. Phyllis
9 Harrison, D. Phyllis Life At the Edge of Big Ice
Penticton, BC Sage Press 1995 0969828322 / 9780969828327 Softcover Very Good 
Light creasing and soil of card covers ; A tight solid book. Map on back of front cover and double page map of Nunavut toward back of book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 0.2 x 11 x 8.5 Inches; Unpaginated pages; A pictorial treatment of the author's experiences at the the edge of Auyuittuq - Big Ice on Broughton Island in 1961. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Down North, MacDonald, Malcolm
10 MacDonald, Malcolm Down North
London Oxford University Press 1943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by A.Y. Jackson jacket art 
DJ shows shelf wear with tears, creasing and chipping, spine lightly faded. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. Endpapers feature art by Thoreau Macdonald, B&W plates throughout. ; B&W Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages; Malcolm John MacDonald was a British politician who was appointed High Commissioner of Canada in March 1941. In the performance of his duties he took a two week tour of northern Canada in August 1942. His observations of the land and the people he met form the basis for this book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Jock McMeekan's Yellowknife Blade, McMeekan, Jock
11 McMeekan, Jock Jock McMeekan's Yellowknife Blade
Duncan, BC Lambrecht Publications 1984 0919383084 / 9780919383081 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has small tears. Light shelfwear to DJ and boards. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 162 pages; McMeekan's look at Yellowknife, its history, uranium mining, prospectors, trappers, bush pilots etc. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Wires in the Wilderness  The Story of the Yukon Telegraph, Miller, Bill
12 Miller, Bill Wires in the Wilderness The Story of the Yukon Telegraph
Surrey, BC Heritage House Publishing 2004 189438458X / 9781894384582 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light shelf wear, corner curl.; A bright, solid book, covers are crisp and clean. ; B&W Photographs; 8.35 X 5.51 X 1.02 inches; 336 pages; This is the tale of how Canada's high northern wilderness was brought into civilization's fold through a frail network of wires laboriously strung between poles and trees for hundreds of desolate miles. The Yukon Telegraph started in 1897, when gold was discovered in the Yukon and the government needed a faster way to communicate with its remote northern territory. The isolated residents, too, wanted a more reliable connection with the outside world.Bill Miller takes readers from the line's conception in 1899 to its abandonment in 1952 through to its status today and its potential for future generations, focusing on the colourful people who lived and worked in the area. His account, enhanced by extensive research and engaging storytelling, reveals a fascinating fragment of Canada's rich history. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Ordeal by Ice, Mowat, Farley
13 Mowat, Farley Ordeal by Ice
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
DJ has heavy creasing, tears and chipping. Previous owner's name stamp on Title page. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Black boards show only light wear Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Maps; 364 pages; From the front DJ flap:"Man against the sea - that grim eternal struggle has formed the background for many of the greatest tales of adventure ever told. Nowhere does the sea strike with more implacable fury and nowhere are the forces of nature armed with more fearsome weapons than in that chill, black, fog-shorunded water that stretches from the coast of Greenland to James Bay. This is part of the Arctic Sea. It is here that man has faced ordeal by ice." This book, first of his series - Top of the World - deals with a number of the explorers who sought to make their name. The list includes Martin Frobisher,, Henry Hudson, Jens Munk, William Scoresby, John Ross the infamous Franklin among others. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Ordeal by Ice, Mowat, Farley
14 Mowat, Farley Ordeal by Ice
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1960 Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ has creasing, short tears and chipping. DJ is the McClelland & Stewart version from the Canadian publisher. There are some water stains on the outside of the back board, near the foredge bottom corner (pages unaffected). ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. The book has the imprint of Atlantic Little Brown of Boston but the dustjacket is McClelland & Stewart of Toronto. Map endpapers. ; Maps; 364 pages; From the front DJ flap:"Man against the sea - that grim eternal struggle has formed the background for many of the greatest tales of adventure ever told. Nowhere does the sea strike with more implacable fury and nowhere are the forces of nature armed with more fearsome weapons than in that chill, black, fog-shorunded water that stretches from the coast of Greenland to James Bay. This is part of the Arctic Sea. It is here that man has faced ordeal by ice." This book, first of his series - Top of the World - deals with a number of the explorers who sought to make their name. The list includes Martin Frobisher,, Henry Hudson, Jens Munk, William Scoresby, John Ross the infamous Franklin among others. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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THE LIVING ARCTIC, Muller, Fritz
15 Muller, Fritz THE LIVING ARCTIC
Toronto, ON Methuen 1981 0458950408 / 9780458950409 First English Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Plates 
Dust jacket in Mylar. Light wear, extremities a little bumped. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 233 pages; Originally published in 1977 as 'Hoher norden' in Germany. A beautiful coffee table book loaded with information about the history, peoples, flora and fauna as well as the industry. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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The Dangerous River, Patterson R. M.
16 Patterson R. M. The Dangerous River
London George Allen & Unwin 1957 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Boards show some shelf wear, DJ has short tears, large chips missing, light soil to page edges. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 260 pages; A popular account of the author's journey through the Nahanni River area of Canada's Northwest Territories, including Headless Valley. Written with R. M. Patterson’s characteristic sharp wit and observation, this classic tale chronicles the year he spent battling frigid temperatures and wild waters along the Nahanni River in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Patterson originally travelled to the North with hopes of finding gold, and clues to the mysterious disappearance of earlier prospectors. Instead, he fell in love with the landscape, and through his meticulously recorded journals and hauntingly beautiful photographs he introduced the now-famous Nahanni River to the world. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled  Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska, Stuck, Hudson
17 Stuck, Hudson Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska
Prescott, Arizona Wolfe Publishing Co. 1988 0935632662 / 9780935632668 Reprint Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Card covers have light shelfwear, creased on upper corner on back cover. Previous owner's name on half-title page. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 420 pages; A facsimile reprint of the author's early 20th Century travels in Alaska. "The journeys were primarily connected with the administration of the extensive work of the Episcopal Church in the Interior of Alaska, under the bishop of the diocese." The book however is not singularly devoted to religion but to the countryside, the native populations and to the relationships necessary for survival of the country and the peoples, be they white or aboriginal. The book was originally published in 1914. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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18 The Arctic Institute Of North America ARCTIC, VOLUME 1, ISSUES NO. 1 & 2
The Arctic Institute of North America 1948 Reprint Hardcover Good+ 
Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; Ex-library, with card pocket and "withdrawn" stamp on BFEP. Very clean, it appears that these volumes were rarely, if ever, checked out of the library. This is a bound reprint copy of the magazine "ARCTIC", containing copies of the first and second issues of the magazine from 1948. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Various ARCTIC VOLUME 2, ISSUES 1, 2 & 3, 1949
The Arctic Institute of North America 1949 Reprint Hardcover Good+ 
Ex-Library; Ex-library edition with card pocket and "withdrawn" stamp on BFEP. It appears that this volume was seldom, if ever taken out at the library. This is a bound reprint of the magazine "ARCTIC" from 1949, issues 1, 2 and 3. Issue 2 includes extensive fold-out maps detailing the areas of permafrost in Canda and the average mean temperature of the area of Canada and the Arctic. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Northward Expansion of Canada, 1914-1967, Zaslow, Morris
20 Zaslow, Morris The Northward Expansion of Canada, 1914-1967
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has 1" closed tear top back panel, slight sticker damage lower back panel. ; A bright, solid book,dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; The Canadian Centenary Series #16; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 423 pages; "In the concluding volume of his study of the evolution of the Canadian North since Confederation in 1867, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country’s physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly used for hunting and trapping by Native peoples.At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canadians followed at a more measured pace. Although this northward expansion was temporarily curbed by the Great Depression and wartime, the Second World War brought a new kind of northern development. The exploring expedition during the early-20th century aside, Canadian sensibilities and sovereignty in the Far North were more upset by the presence of United States forces engaged in joint defence projects during the war and in high-technology surveillance in the tense years of the Cold War. All of these activities reduced the possibility for Native peoples to continue to follow their old ways, already compromised by wildlife exploitation and environmental degradation. In the face of challenges from white hunters and resource developers, Native peoples in Canada’s North suffered from ineffectual efforts or benign neglect by government. Unprepared for the social and economic revolution of the 1950s and 1960s, they were overwhelmed by the rush of events. Professor Zaslow follows their problems sympathetically and examines the efforts of recent governments to help them adapt to the new conditions." (jacket blurb) 
Price: 24.95 USD
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