Northern Lights Book Series

Northern Lights Book Series

In 2002 AINA and the University of Calgary Press established a joint publication initiative entitled The Northern Lights Series. The mandate of the series is to publish works of a nontechnical nature from all areas of northern scholarship: the natural, social, and earth sciences and the humanities. The geographical area covered by this series is the North, broadly defined as those circumpolar regions situated within the zone of continuous and discontinuous permafrost.

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Polaris: The Chief Scientist's Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73

Emil Bessels
William Barr (Editor and translator)


Baffin Island: Field Research and High Arctic Adventure, 1961-67

Jack D. Ives

A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North: Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939

Gordon W. Smith
Edited by P. Whitney Lackenbauer 

The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World

Edited by: Barry Scott Zellen 
Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer P.J. Capelotti
   The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977 Wendy Dathan
   Arctic Scientist Gulag Survivor: The Biography of Mikhail Mikhailovich Ermolaev, 1905-1991  A.M. Ermolaev and V.D. Dibner; edited by William Barr 
  Resurrecting Dr. Moss: The Life and Letters of Royal Navy Surgeon, Edward Lawton Moss MD, RN, 1843-1880  Paul C. Appleton; edited by William Barr
Lands that Hold One Spellbound: A Story of East Greenland Spencer Apollonio
Biocultural Diversity and Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Human Ecology in the Arctic Karim-Aly S. Kassam
Nunavik: Inuit-Controlled Education in Arctic Quebec Ann Vick-Westgate
   Many Faces of Gender: Roles and Relationships through Time in Indigenous Northern Communities Edited by Lisa Frink, Rita S. Shepard, & Gregory A. Reinhardt
New Owners In Their Own Land: Minerals and Inuit Land Claims Robert McPherson
War North Of 80: The Last German Arctic Weather Station of World War II Wilhelm Dege, Translated and edited by William Barr
Writing Geographical Exploration Wayne Davies
As Long As This Land Shall Last René Fumoleau
Breaking Ice: Renewable Resource and Ocean Management in the Canadian North Edited by Fikret Berkes, Rob Huebert, Helen Fast, Micheline Manseau, and Alan Diduck
Alliance and Conflict: The World System of the Inupiaq Eskimos Ernest S. Burch Jr.
Tanana and Chandalar: The Alaska Field Journals of Robert A. McKennan Craig Mishler and William E. Simeone