This special bundle is your essential guide to all things concerning Canada’s polar regions, which make up the majority of Canada’s territory but are places most of us will never visit. The Arctic has played a key role in Canada’s history and in the history of the indigenous peoples of this land, and the area will only become more strategically and economically important in the future. This bundle provides an in-depth crash course, including titles on Arctic exploration (Arctic Obsession), Native issues (Arctic Twilight), sovereignty (In the Shadow of the Pole), adventure and survival (Death Wins in the Arctic), and military issues (Arctic Front). Let this collection be your guide to the far reaches of this country.
- Arctic Front
- Arctic Naturalist
- Arctic Obsession
- Arctic Revolution
- Arctic Twilight
- Death Wins in the Arctic
- In the Shadow of the Pole
- Pike’s Portage
- Voices From the Odeyak
About the authors
Michael Posluns has been writing about First Nations concerns since 1970. In 1973, he co-authored The Fourth World: An Indian Reality with George Manuel. He produced radio documentaries on the Long House Confederacy while working as an assistant editor of Akwesasne Notes. In 1983, he co-authored The First Nations and the Crown: A Study of a Trust Relationship for the House of Commons Special Committee on Indian Self-Government. In 1986, he wrote A Practical Guide to Indian Ontario, a portrait of traditional family life in three First nations cultures. In 1990, he edited Songs for the People: Teachings on the Natural Way., the writings of Art Solomon a Nishnawbe elder.
Morten Asfeldt has travelled extensively in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut on personal canoe, hiking and dogsled adventures, s a commercial canoe and raft guide, and with students as part of his teaching at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta. Morten has published in academic journals and magazines, and has contributed a chapter to Nature First (Toronto: Natural Heritage Books-Dundurn Press, 2007). In addition, Mortn's photographs from the North appea in a number of books, magazines, brochures, and websites. Morten lives in Camrose with his wife, Krystal, and their two children, Jasper and Kaisa.
Bob Henderson has taught outdoor education at McMaster for twenty-eight years, often sharing stories on the trail involving characters and events related in this book. Bob is the author of Every Trail Has a Story: Heritage Travel in Canada (Toronto: Natural Heritage Books-Dundurn Press, 2005) and co-editor with Nils Vikander of Nature First: Outdoor Life in Friluftsliv Way (Toronto: Natural Heritage Books-Dundurn Press 2007). Bob lives in Uxbridge, Ontario.
Bruce W. Hodgins is professor emeritus of history, Trent University, and recipient of the Canadian Historical Association’s Clio Award for the North, 2000.
Ute Lischke teaches German and film studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is co-editor of Walking a Tightrope: Aboriginal People and Their Representations (WLUP, 2005).
David T. McNab teaches Native Studies at the School of Arts and Letters in the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies at York University, Toronto, and is a public historian who has worked for more than a quarter century on Aboriginal land and treaty rights issues in Canada. He is co-editor of Walking a Tightrope: Aboriginal People and Their Representations (WLUP, 2005) and editor of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire: Studies in Canadian Ethnohistory (WLUP, 1998) for Nin.Da.Waab.Jig. He is also author of Circles of Time: Aboriginal Land Rights and Resistance in Ontario (WLUP, 1999).
S.L. Osborne’s master’s thesis on Captain Bernier blossomed into an obsession with Canadian Arctic history. She has worked as a freelance writer for various federal government departments and is currently the publications officer at the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. S.L. Osborne lives in Ottawa.
Kerry Karram, in 2008, found her grandfather's diary inside a worn, dusty envelope. Her grandfather was Andy Cruickshank, and his diary chronicled the most extensive aviation search and rescue in Canadian history. Kerry loves the great outdoors, particularly the North, and the slopes of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver is where she calls home.
Ken S. Coates was raised in Whitehorse and has a long-standing interest in northern themes. Titles include Canada’s Colonies, The Sinking of the Princess Sophia, The Modern North, North to Alaska (on the building of the Alaska Highway) and many academic books. He has worked on north-centred television documentaries and served as a consultant to northern governments and organizations. He is currently Professor of History and Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo.
P. Whitney Lackenbauer is associate professor and chair of the Department of History at St. Jerome's University in the University of Waterloo, and a faculty associate with the LCMSDS.
Peter Kikkert recently completed his M.A. at the University of Waterloo and is a Ph.D. student in history at the University of Western Ontario.
William Robert Morrison is a Canadian historian of the Canadian North. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Morrison received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in 1963 and a Master of Arts from the same university the following year.
Greg Poelzer is a leading expert on Circumpolar affairs and the politics of the modern North. He has many years of experience in Russia and Scandinavia and has a long-standing interest in Arctic affairs in Canada. He is also founding Dean of Undergraduate Affairs for the University of the Arctic. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Saskatchewan.
Anthony Dalton is an adventurer, author and public speaker. Between 1970 and 1980 he led regular expeditions across the Sahara, through the deserts of the Middle East and into the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. In 1984 he travelled hundreds of nautical miles along the Arctic coast of north-western Alaska alone in an inflatable speedboat. In 1994 he joined twelve members of the Cree First Nation on a traditional York boat voyage on the Hayes River between Norway House and Oxford House. While canoeing the second half of the Hayes River from Oxford House to York Factory in 2000 he participated in a television documentary on great Canadian rivers for the Discovery Channel.
Dalton has written five non-fiction books and collaborated on two others. His illustrated non-fiction articles have been published in magazines and newspapers in twenty countries and nine languages. He is currently working on two television documentaries based on his books.
Anthony Dalton is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Explorers Club, a Member of the Welsh Academy and National President of the Canadian Authors Association.
Alexis S. Troubetzkoy, the scion of a Russian princely family, has served as the Russian representative for the International Orthodox Christian Charities. He is the author of Imperial Legend, the Disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, A Brief History of the Crimean War, and Arctic Obsession: The Lure of the Far North. He lives in Toronto.
John David Hamilton is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster who now lives near Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. His grandfather was a pioneer cattle dealer who first visited Winnipeg at the start of the railroad boom in 1881. His father was a homesteader on the virgin prairie. He himself was conceived on a bush cattle ranch in Manitoba and spent his early years in remote settlements with his mother who was a frontier school teacher. He started on the Winnipeg Free Press and later was a foreign correspondent in New York, documentary maker for the CBC, and author of the comprehensive social and political history of the Northwest Territories, Arctic Revolution, also published by Dundurn Press.
CLAUDIA COUTU RADMORE is a Montrealer who writes and paints in Carleton Place, Ontario. A former teacher who has taught in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and China, Claudia trained teachers in the South Pacific for three years. Her first publication was a pre-school manual in Bislama, one of the national languages of Vanuatu.
Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist.
Other titles by Michael Posluns
Other titles by Bruce W. Hodgins
Other titles by S.L. Osborne
Bob Henderson's Trails and Tales 4-Book Bundle
Every Trail Has a Story / More Trails More Tales / Nature First / Pike's Portage
More Trails, More Tales
Exploring Canada's Travel Heritage
Stories of a Distinguished Place
Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way
Every Trail Has a Story
Heritage Travel in Canada
Other titles by Kerry Karram
Fifty Years of Northern Canoe Travel
The Canoe in Canadian Cultures
The History, Future and Cultural Context of Parks and Heritage Landscapes
Canoeing North Into the Unknown
A Record of River Travel, 1874 to 1974
On the Land
Confronting the Challenges to Aboriginal Self-Determination
The Canadian North by Canoe & Snowshoe
Other titles by Ken S. Coates
Other titles by P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Other titles by William R. Morrion
Canada’s Founding Debates, 1864-1999
Land of the Midnight Sun, Third Edition
A History of the Yukon
Land of the Midnight Sun
A History of the Yukon, Third Edition
Considering College 2-Book Bundle
Dream Factories / What to Consider If You're Considering College
Considering University 2-Book Bundle
Dream Factories / What to Consider If You're Considering University
Why Universities Won't Solve the Youth Jobs Crisis
On the Frontier
Letters from the Canadian West in the 1880s
From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation
A Road Map for All Canadians
What to Consider If You're Considering College
New Rules for Education and Employment
What To Consider if You're Considering College — Taking Action
Other titles by Greg Poelzer
North America's Arctic Borders
A World of Change
Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic
Canada’s Founding Debates, 1864-1999
Roots of Entanglement
Essays in the History of Native-Newcomer Relations
China's Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada
Navigating Northern Environmental History
A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North
Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939
Blockades or Breakthroughs?
Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State
The Canadian Rangers
A Living History
In the National Interest
Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009
Other titles by Anthony Dalton
Other titles by Alexis S. Troubetzkoy
Other titles by John David Hamilton
Polar Region Explorers 2-Book Bundle
River Rough, River Smooth / Arctic Naturalist
Doomed Navigator and Explorer
The Discovery of a Northwest Passage
The Discovery of a Northwest Passage
Sir John Franklin
Expeditions to Destiny
Steamboats on Great Canadian Rivers
The Fur-Trade Fleet
Shipwrecks of the Hudson’s Bay Company
The Arctic’s Fearless Great Wanderers
The Life of J. Dewey Soper