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CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS., Calef, George.  Foreword by David Brower.
1 Calef, George. Foreword by David Brower. CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS.
Ottawa Canadian Arctic Resources Committee 1981 0919996205 / 9780919996205 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
176 pp, 11 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs showing the caribou and their environment through the seasons, colour maps. "(T)o most people's view, the country of the caribou is all barren land: harsh, unproductive, devoid of beauty. One of the purposes of these pages is to show that nothing could be further from the truth. The northern wilderness is barren only to those lacking in perception and imagination. But if we should let the great herds vanish from the barren-lands, they will indeed become what the name implies, and we will have lost a part of the majesty and mystery of life." Dust jacket has two small edge tears archivally taped, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH:  INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC., Eber, Dorothy Harley.
2 Eber, Dorothy Harley. WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH: INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1989 0773507027 / 9780773507029 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whaling vessels from Britain and America plied their trade in great numbers in the waters off the Eastern Arctic of North America. The heyday of whaling has, until now, been documented solely from the perspective of the whalers, never from the viewpoint of the Inuit, whose lives were touched - and sometimes destroyed - by their presence. Here, finally, is a rich view from the perspective of the Inuit, who welcomed the whalers and served on their crews. The author tells a story drawn from oral memories, a story which will soon disappear with the last Inuit generation to have seen the whalers. Illuminated by a remarkable collection of drawings, photographs, and illustrations, many in full colour, tales are told of when the whalers first appeared on the north-east coast of Baffin Island, how they set upland stations in the whale-rich waters of Cumberland Sound, and how they eventually pushed on into Hudson Bay. During this time the Inuit not only fed and clothed the whalers, they hunted with them, adding to the whalers' wealth. Our understanding of change in Inuit life is often linked to the fur traders, who arrived in the North fifty years after the arrival of the whalers. In truth it is the Inuit's close contact with the foreign world of the whalers which maked the beginning of a change in previously undisturbed Inuit culture and tradition." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF A MINER., Hellens, Alexander Daniel.  Inscribed.
3 Hellens, Alexander Daniel. Inscribed. MEMOIRS OF A MINER.
Lifestories, Toronto, 1989. 
156 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board, silver border and motif on front board) - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE TO A FRIEND WHO IS MENTIONED AND PICTURED IN THE BOOK. Reminiscences of growing up in Northern Ontario and a career in mining. Contents: The Early Years; School Days; Becoming a Working Stiff; My Years at Michigan Tech; A Mining Engineer - At Last!; In the Service of King George VI; The Post-war Years; Discovery of the Cobalt Lode Mine; Birth of a Mining Company; Setting Up Shop in Toronto; Arctic Diaries; Reflections. Tiny light stain in margin of pages 32 & 33, small area of waviness at fore-edge of approx, pages 43 to 54. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Jones, H. G. And Wight, Darlene Coward. Preface By Stephen D. Borys. ANDREW QAPPIK: PANGNIRTUNG MEMORIES.
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Art Gallery 2010 0889150052 / 9780889150058 Soft Cover Near Fine Andrew Qappik 
46 pp, 9" H. Colour and b&w reproductions, photographs, map. "Andrew Qappik (b.1964) is well-known throughout the Canadian Arctic for his design of the flag for Nunavut, as well as the territory's coat of arms and official logo. He was born in a camp 40 miles from the east Baffin Island settlement of Pangnirtung, but his family moved to the community when he was a young child. His first prints were published in the 1978 Pangnirtung annual collection when he was only 14 years old and they have been included in every Pangnirtung collection since then. This, his first solo retrospective, features a selection of 32 prints spanning his graphic career. It also includes an oil painting that was completed by Qappik in late 2009 - an example of his recent interest in that medium. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
5 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
6 Rowland, John T. NORTH TO ADVENTURE.
New York W.W. Norton 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
240 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "During a lecture in New Haven one autumn some years ago, Dr. Wilfred Grenfell mentioned that a hospital tender had been given to the Grenfell Labrador missions and that a crew was needed to sail her from Boston to Battle Harbor on the Labrador coast. John Rowland and his roommate, then freshmen at Yale, volunteered. That was the beginning of a long association with Dr. Grenfell, later Sir Wilfred, and his famous medical missions. The first voyage north to deliver the 'Pomiuk' took the young adventurers through a summer of experiences some horrendous, some hilarious, some mysterious, and all downright exciting. During the next three summers Rowland and various friends as shipmates and crew voyaged northward on assignment from Dr. Grenfell. This was in the days when wireless communication was in its infancy and aids to navigation non-existent in those far northern waters. Charts were vague and often grossly inaccurate. All this made each voyage and cruise an adventure in exploration. In fact, one cruise was made along the Hudson's Strait shore of Baffin Island to find a site for a new Hudson's Bay Company trading post - truly a voyage in the tradition of the early explorers. (The author) has written of his youthful experiences in northern waters and the stark, rugged, storm-battered lands of Labrador, Hudson's Strait and Baffin Island, in a way that will keep the reader entranced and open up for him a reading experience of rare pleasure." Minor darkening to edges of text block, a few tiny dents on rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has been price-clipped; has moderate edge wear/wrinkling including tiny chips/tears; tiny dents, scuffs and light scratches on rear panel; light soiling; small edge tears with old tape along inside top & bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Tippett, Maria. BETWEEN TWO CULTURES: A PHOTOGRAPHER AMONG THE INUIT.
Toronto Viking 1994 0670852430 / 9780670852437 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Charles Gimpel. 
178 pp, oblong (10 3/4" H x 12" D). B&w photographs. "During the fifties and sixties, before Arctic travel was fashionable or easy, the distinguished British art dealer and amateur photographer Charles Gimpel made several journeys to the Canadian North. Maria Tippett introduces us to more than one hundred and twenty superb photographs taken during those trips, revealing a land in the midst of change and a photographer with a magnetic attraction to his subject. By the time Gimpel made his last visit to the region in 1968, the Inuit world had changed dramatically. The skidoo had replaced the dog team as a means of transportation. The pre-fabricated wooden house and styrofoam igloo were favoured over the sod hut and snow house. Inuit art had become a multi-million dollar enterprise. And commercial goods from clothing and food to refrigerators and power boats were imported from southern Canada. With a lively text that places Gimpel's photographs within the social and cultural milieu of the time, 'Between Two Cultures' gives us a unique and important glimpse of a people in transition." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has a small wrinkle at top of rear hinge, small dent on spine, a few very light rub lines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
8 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, 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 given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
9 Zaslow, Morris. THE OPENING OF THE CANADIAN NORTH, 1870-1914.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771090722 / 9780771090721 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)races Canada's northward expansion in the years after Confederation. In the forefront of the movement were the fur-traders, missionaries, and gold-seekers. Behind them came provincial and federal overnments, concerned for their authority, and anxious to develop the riches of the North. Under the Laurier government (1896-1911) the advance quickened, and the roles of the Geological Survey, North-West Mounted Police, and Departments of the Interior, Indian Affairs, and Marine and Fisheries, gained new importance. A country which, by Confederation, had barely extended beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St Lawrence Lowlands region, ahd by 1914 occupied the prairies. Aided by new transcontinental railways, its people had begun moving into the forest of the Middle North along a front that extended from lake St John to Dawson, and the Arctic frontier beyond recieved increasing attention. But the governments failed in their treatment of the native population, and in their eagerness to foster development they allowed resources to be exploited blindly, for and by foreign interest in the main." Slight darkening to edges of text block, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and small light scratch on front panel, minor soiling, a few small and tiny edge tears - archivally taped, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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