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Selected eBooks on Polar History

Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands
Spectral Arctic A History of Dreams and Ghosts in Polar Exploration
Hoosh : Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine
White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century
May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth : Letters of the Lost Franklin Arctic Expedition
Defending the Arctic Refuge: A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice
Cold Science: Environmental Knowledge in the North American Arctic during the Cold War
Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and Unlock the Secrets of Its Ice
Antarctica : A Biography
The Last Great Quest : Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice
When Worlds Collide : Hunter-Gatherer World-System Change in the 19th Century Canadian Arctic
The Inuit World
From Northeast Passage to Northern Sea Route: A History of the Waterway North of Eurasia
An Empire of Ice : Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
Australia and the Antarctic Treaty : 50 Years of Influence
The Global North: Spaces, Connections, and Networks before 1600
Two Years below the Horn : Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946
Footsteps on the Ice: The Antarctic Diaries of Stuart D. Paine, Second Byrd Expedition

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History eBook Collections

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Finding Books Beyond the UW

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