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Encyclopedias and other reference sources can provide background information on your topic and help identify key people, events and dates. Many encyclopedia articles will provide a bibliography or list of related readings that you can use in your own research. Items in Reference locations are library use only.
The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia by
Publication Date: 2016
Encyclopedia covering the geography, natural resources, history, and more about the seas of the Laptev, East Siberian, and Chukchi Seas
Encyclopedia of the Arctic by
Publication Date: 2004
Detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more. The only major work and comprehensive reference on the vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important Arctic region.
Exploring Polar Frontiers: A Historical Encyclopedia by
Publication Date: 2003
Covers the history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, from the voyage to Pytheas ca. 325 BC to the present. Features
biographical, geographical and subject entries on Arctic and Antarctic exploration and explorers and a chronology of expeditions.
Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic by
Publication Date: 2015
Drawing on the perspectives of geopolitics and international law, offers fresh insights and perspectives on the pressing Arctic issues, grouped under the headings of political ascendancy, climate and environmental issues, resources and energy, and the response and policies of affected countries
Historical Dictionary of the Inuit by
Publication Date: 2013
Introduces us to the Inuit as they actually are, as a modern people trying to shape their worlds in their own interest. Dictionary includes informative entries on persons, places, events and institutions, shedding light on culture, society, economy, and politics.
The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic by
Publication Date: 2016
The North American Arctic holds a complex and lengthy history relating to Inuit, Inupiat, Inuvialuit, Yup'ik and Aleut peoples and their ancestors. Each arctic cultural tradition is described in detail, with up-to-date coverage of recent interpretations of all aspects of their lifeways. Additional chapters cover broad themes applicable to the full range of arctic cultures, such as trade, stone tool technology, ancient DNA research, and the relationship between archaeology and modern arctic communities.