- (Washington, DC): Department of Defense, 1953-1971.
- ISBN: 1578983630
Price: $400.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 107658
First 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 101.599 titles, making this by far the most comprehensive bibliography of Arctic books (Besterman 4919). A 16th volume was issued in 1975 - this is not present. 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 about 1960 depending on the languate 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. With foldout maps at the end of each volume. Some volumes have hinges that are starting. Minor rubbing to spines. Scarce in this condition. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.