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Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century
Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century
By Neil S. Forkey

Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century provides an accessible synthesis of the most important recent work in the field, making it a truly state-of-the-art contribution to Canadian environmental history.

Published Jun 2012
Grettir's Saga
Grettir's Saga
By Denton Fox and Hermann Palsson

The saga has an especial modern relevance - a recent translation into Czech reached the top of the best-seller list. The present volume includes genealogies, a study of the legal system, and a critical assessment of the work.

Published Dec 2001
Northern Visions: New Perspectives on the North in Canadian History
Northern Visions: New Perspectives on the North in Canadian History
Edited by Kerry Abel and Ken Coates

Northern Visions calls upon historians of both region and nation to broaden their range of research, to connect regional developments to activities in other northern regions of the world, and to think much more widely about the place of the North in the understanding of Canada's past.

Published Mar 2001
A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray's Arctic Journal, 1852-54
A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray's Arctic Journal, 1852-54

By Emile Frédéric de Bray

Translated and edited by William Barr

A remarkable account by a French naval officer who volunteered to take part in the Royal Navy search for the Franklin expedition.

Published Dec 1992
Living on the Land: Change Among the Inuit of Baffin Island
Living on the Land: Change Among the Inuit of Baffin Island
By John S. Matthiasson

Matthiasson offers both a vivid picture of Inuit society as it was and an illuminating look at the nature and the extent of the enormous changes of the past thirty years.

Published Oct 1992
Overland to Starvation Cove: With the Inuit in Search of Franklin, 1878-1880
Overland to Starvation Cove: With the Inuit in Search of Franklin, 1878-1880

By Heinrich Klutschak

Translated and edited by William Barr

A significant contribution to Canadian exploration history, it is also an important anthropological document, providing some of the earliest reliable descriptions of the Aivilingmiut, the Utkuhikhalingmiut, and the Netsilingmiut.

Published Dec 1987
The New North-West
The New North-West
Edited by Carl A. Dawson

In The New North-West, this series of articles and others dealing with northwestern Canada have been brought together in one volume, and the result is a comprehensive description and analysis of the western half of the Canadian northland.

Published Dec 1980
The Northern Element in English Literature
The Northern Element in English Literature
By Sir William Craigie

Craigie focuses on proving the existence of a Northern literary culture, comparing English literature with Northern literature, especially that of the Scottish and Scandinavians.

Published Sep 2017