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Overview

This collection preserves on microfilm the only encyclopedia ever compiled devoted exclusively to the polar North. It is considered an essential reference by scientists, historians, geographers, anthropologists, and geologists conducting research on the Arctic.

Encyclopedia Arctica was compiled and edited by noted explorer and scholar Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Stefansson and his editorial staff, working under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research, completed 16 volumes of articles on the Arctic Region written by leading specialists from around the world.

The sixteen volumes plus the typeset drafts of the unpublished volumes included in this collection feature articles and information on:

 

  • the sciences, including Arctic geology, permafrost engineering, zoology, plant sciences, meteorology, oceanography, anthropology, archaeology, transportation, communications, geography, territorial sovereignty, and history
  • trade, featuring accounts of the northern activities of the Hudson's Bay Company
  • biographies of important Arctic figures and explorers, plus a glossary of Arctic terms and phrases
  • maps, diagrams, and charts

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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He warned the world about genocide. The world ignored him.

General Roméo Dallaire continues to be haunted by the brutal ethnic extremism he witnessed 20+ years ago in Rwanda.

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News Provides Unique Context & Insights Across the Curriculum

Spanning topics in every subject, news resources are essential for all students and scholars.

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