by Tremaine, Marie (editor)
A facsimile of the original 1953 edition prepared for and in cooperation with the Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., under the direction of the Arctic Institute of North America. An annotated listing of 20,003 titles, making this by far the most comprehensive bibliography of Arctic books in Besterman (4919). Field work in all disciplines and in all sections of the Arctic region are represented, particularly in the 19th and 20th centuries. In selection of material, some priority has been given to narratives and scientific results written by the explorers and scientists themselves. Files of all essentially arctic journals and of major journals in various subject fields have been searched through 1949. The bibliography is arranged in two sections: (1) an alphabetic register, under the author's name, of his books, papers, and contributions to works of multiple authorship; (2) a subject-geographic index to these publications. Please note that the maps at the end of the earlier edition are not reproduced here.