General Public

General public

New! Quality books, maps and atlases, online movies, and websites that attract and address topics of interest for the general public regarding the North and the Arctic, such as Aboriginal peoples, Arctic exploration, the environment and climate change. 

Most of the documents are freely accesible on the web or through the digital lending of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (subscription free of charge for any resident of Quebec). The rest of the listed documents are available in print format. 

To consult the various categories that this collection contains, use the filter Collection.  

Resources

Displaying 1 - 20 of 48 results

  • A Farewell to Ice : A Report from the Arctic

    BAnQ

    Accessible presentation of the phenomenon of melting ice in the Arctic, which occurs in the context of climate change, and its major consequences for the planet. (Peter Wadhams, London, Penguin Books, 2016, 239 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Climate and Environment
    Print Document
    Subjects: Ice, Pack ice, Climate change
    Book cover of "A Farewell to Ice".

  • Arctic Center / Arctic region : Basic information about the Arctic (Arctic Centre. University of Lapland)

    Accessible à tous

    General information on various aspects of the Arctic, including Indigenous peoples, climate change, international cooperation, flora and fauna, mapping, etc.

    (Arctic Centre. University of Lapland. 2020. «Basic information about the Arctic». URL [https://www.arcticcentre.org/EN/arcticregion])

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Websites
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Circumpolar Arctic, Indigenous peoples, Climate change, Cartography, Arctic flora, Arctic fauna
    Basic information about the Arctic

  • Arctic labyrinth : The quest for the Northwest Passage

    BAnQ | Laval | McGill (ebook)

    Ouvrage décrivant les nombreuses tentatives d'expéditions maritimes en vue de découvrir un passage menant de l'océan Atlantique à l'océan Pacifique. (Glyndwr Williams, Toronto, Viking Canada, 2009, 440 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Exploration
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Northwest Passage, Exploration, John Franklin, Navigation, History
    Book cover "Arctic Labyrinth" (Williams, 2009)

  • Arctic Variety (Arctic Centre. University of Lapland)

    Accessible à tous

    This book explores daily life in the Arctic in various professions and regions of Finland, such as tourism, design, economy, navigation, education, healthcare, research and diplomacy. (Marjo Laukkanen & Markku Heikkilä, Rovaniemi (Finland), Arctic Centre. University of Lapland, 100 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, General Subjects
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Finland, Arctic sciences, Economy, Arts, Politics, Navigation
    Book Cover of "Arctic Variety"

  • Arctica : The vanishing North

    BAnQ

    Illustrated book showing the alarming degradation of the Arctic through a series of spectacular pictures, taken by photographer, journalist and activist Sebastian Copeland. (Sebastian Copeland, Kempen (Allemagne), teNeues, 2015, 302 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Climate and Environment, Illustrated Books
    Print Document, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Photographs, Environmental changes, Landscapes, Arctic fauna
    Book cover of "Arctica, the vanishing North".

  • Arctique, l'histoire secrète : de Pythéas à Poutine, une lutte de 2500 ans

    BAnQ | BAnQ (ebook)

    History of the conquest of the Arctic, from the first explorers to the present day. (Dominique Le Brun Paris, Omnibus, 2018, 662 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Exploration
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Circumpolar Arctic, Exploration
    Book cover of "Arctique, l'histoire secrète.

  • Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada

    BAnQ | Laval

    Four-volume atlas presenting information on Indigenous communities, languages, education, treaties and territories, as well as residential schools, colonialism, racism and cultural appropriation. (Ottawa, Société géographique royale du Canada, 2018, 4 vol. )

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Maps and Atlases, Northern Canada, *** Maps, Atlases and Geospatial Data ***, Maps and Atlases, Northern Canada, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Maps, Atlases, and Geospatial Data, Map and Atlases, Northern Canada
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Atlas, Indigenous peoples, Colonialism, Indigenous communities, Inuit, Indian residential schools
    Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada

  • Atlas des pôles : régions polaires : questions sur un avenir incertain

    Laval

    Atlas published by Éditions Autrement presenting the physical and natural environment, First Nations, and environmental, climatic, and geopolitical issues associated with the Arctic and the Antarctic.

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Maps and Atlases, Circumpolar North, *** Maps, Atlases and Geospatial Data ***, Maps and Atlases, Circumpolar North, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Maps, Atlases, and Geospatial Data, Map and Atlases, Circumpolar North
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Atlas, Indigenous peoples, Climate change, geopolitics
    Atlas des pôles : régions polaires : questions sur un avenir incertain

  • Atlas of Indian nations

    Laval (Print Document) | McGill (Reserved Access)

    Atlas with rich iconographic, cartographic, and textual content presenting the various nations of North America according to a wide range of themes. Includes relevant content about the First Peoples of the North and the Arctic. (Washington, National Geographic Society, 2013, 219 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Maps and Atlases, Northern Canada, *** Maps, Atlases and Geospatial Data ***, Maps and Atlases, Northern Canada, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Maps, Atlases, and Geospatial Data, Map and Atlases, Northern Canada
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Atlas, Maps, Indigenous peoples
    Atlas of Indian nations

  • Borderline : la vie sur le cercle arctique

    BAnQ

    Illustrated book on the daily life of residents from eight different countries around the circumpolar Arctic, and captured by London-based photographer Cristian Barnett. French translation of the book "Life on the Line: People of the Arctic Circle". (Cristian Barnett (photograph) & Huw Lewis-Jones, Paris, Paulsen, 2014, 207 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Indigenous Peoples, Illustrated Books
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Circumpolar Arctic, Inuit, Photographs
    Couverture du livre "Borderline, la vie sur le cercle arctique" (Barnett, 2014)

  • Brave new Arctic : The untold story of the melting North

    BAnQ | Laval

    Scientific adventures by Arctic geographer and climatologist Mark C. Serreze demonstrating that the transformation of the Arctic is the harbinger of the global warming and its unprecedented consequences. (Mark C. Serreze, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2018, 255 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Climate and Environment
    Print Document, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Climate change, Environmental changes, Geobotany
    Book cover "Brave New Arctic".

  • Carte du Nord circumpolaire (Gouvernement du Canada)

    Available to all

    Polar projection map produced in 2016 indicating settlements, boundaries, transportation networks, glaciers, and national parks.

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Maps and Atlases, Circumpolar North, *** Maps, Atlases and Geospatial Data ***, Maps and Atlases, Circumpolar North, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Maps, Atlases, and Geospatial Data, Map and Atlases, Circumpolar North
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Maps, Circumpolar North, Polar projection
    Carte du Nord circumpolaire

  • Cartes anciennes de l’Arctique (Université Laval)

    Available to all

    Collection de la Bibliothèque de l’Université Laval composée d’une vingtaine de cartes datant du 16e au 20e siècle. Ces documents sont l’œuvre de cartographes célèbres comme Gérard Mercator, Jan Jansson, Guillaume de L’Isle et Willem Blaeu, mais aussi d’explorateurs comme le capitaine Joseph-Elzéar Bernier.

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Maps and Atlases, Circumpolar North, *** Maps, Atlases and Geospatial Data ***, Maps and Atlases, Circumpolar North
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Circumpolar Arctic, Maps, Cartography
    Cartes anciennes de l’Arctique

  • Dead reckoning : the untold story of the Northwest passage

    BAnQ

    Documentary work on the discovery and exploration of the Arctic, from the 16th century to the present day, and emphasizing the little-known characters, including several natives, who took part in the expeditions. (Ken McGoogan, Toronto, HarperCollins Canada, 2017, 438 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Exploration
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: History, Exploration, Circumpolar North, Indigenous peoples, John Franklin
    Book cover "Dead Reckoning".

  • Eye on the Arctic (Radio-Canada International)

    Available to all

    Reports describing the reality of Arctic communities and peoples.

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Online Films, *** Online Films ***, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Online Films
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Documentaries, Television programs, CBC, Reports, Videos
    Regard du l’Arctique – Séries vidéos

  • Finding Franklin : The untold story of a 165-year search

    BAnQ

    Account of the many research projects that have tried to unravel the mystery of the greatest enigma in the history of polar exploration, the Franklin's lost expedition. (Russell A. Potter, Montréal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016, 262 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Exploration
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Exploration, John Franklin
    Book cover of "Finding Franklin".

  • Floating coast : An environmental history of the Bering Strait

    BAnQ (Prêt numérique) | BAnQ

    Documentary work on the history of peoples, animal species and environmental changes specific to the Bering Strait. The author notably explores the impact of the economy and the exploitation of natural resources on the delicate balance of this remote area. (Bathsheba Demuth, New York, Norton & Company, 2019, 416 p.)

    Collection(s): Books, Climate and Environment
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Bering Strait, History, Environmental changes, Natural resources, Politics
    Book cover "Floating Coast".

  • I am Inuit: Portraits of places and people of the Arctic

    BAnQ | McGill

    Documentary work by iñupiaq Brian Adams, combining photojournalism with the intimate stories of twenty-one Inuit communities in Alaska. (Brian Adams (photographe) & Julie Decker, Salenstein (Switzerland), Benteli, 2018, 205 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Indigenous Peoples
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Photographs, Alaska, Inuit, Indigenous communities, Customs, Indigenous authors
    Book cover of "I am Inuit".

  • Indigenous writes : A guide to First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues in Canada

    BAnQ (Prêt numérique) | BAnQ

    A collection of committed essays by Metis activist, teacher and intellectual Chelsea Vowel on the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada, aimed at breaking down the misconceptions still entrenched in the consciousness of non-Indigenous people, and thus offering the reader a straightforward conversation about various difficult First Nations related issues. (Chelsea Vowel, Winnipeg, HighWater Press, 2016, 290 p.)

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Books, Indigenous Peoples
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Canada, Indigenous affairs, Cultural identity, Metis, Inuit, Indigenous authors
    Book cover of "Indigenous Write".

  • IsumaTV

    Available to all

    Web platform for videos filmed by Indigenous directors depicting the contemporary realities of First Nations peoples.

    Collection(s): *** General Public ***, Online Films, *** Online Films ***, *** First Peoples of the North ***, Online Films
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Documentaries, Films, Inuit, Videos
    IsumaTV

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