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Modern Epidemiology
Kenneth J. Rothman (Editor), Sander Greenland (Editor)
0316757802
January 15, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
...an expanded edition of an acclaimed volume providing comprehensive information on the principles and methods of contemporary epidemiologic research...written by two leading epidemiologists.

Book Info
Boston Univ., MA. Text discussing principles that link analytic techniques with scientific aims. New to this edition: infectious disease; and field, clinical, genetic, and nutrition epidemiology. For students and practitioners. 15 U.S. contributors. DNLM: Epidemiology.


Iceland
Insight Guides
0887291767
Apr 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
One of over 400 titles in the Insight series, Insight Guide Iceland. This 378-page book includes a section detailing Iceland's history, 10 features covering aspects of the country's life and culture, ranging from its anonymous 13th-century saga authors to its infamous rainy weather, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus many enjoyable photographs and 16 maps.


An African in Greenland
Tete-Michel Kpomassie
0940322889
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Tété-Michel Kpomassie was a teenager in Togo when he discovered a book about Greenland—and knew that he must go there. Working his way north over nearly a decade, Kpomassie finally arrived in the country of his dreams. This brilliantly observed and superbly entertaining record of his adventures among the Inuit is a testament both to the wonderful strangeness of the human species and to the surprising sympathies that bind us all.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lonely Planet Iceland
Joe Bindloss, Paul Handing
1741040760
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Catch the midnight sun, sleep under the northern lights, dance all night in Reykjavik's coolest clubs or chill out in a hot spring - Iceland is equal parts polar adventure and urban sophistication. Your own adventure starts right here, with this inspiring and fully updated guide. * RUN THE RUNTUR - Reykjavik's cafes, bars and clubs revealed and reviewed * GET OUT, GET ABOUT - whether your idea of bliss is dogsledding across the snowy plains, watching whales in the Atlantic or soaking in a spa, we've got every activity covered * DISCOVER THE LAND OF FIRE & ICE - where to experience volcanoes, geysers and glaciers first hand, with comprehensive geographical coverage * UNRAVEL THE MYTHS - sections on Iceland's rich history, folklore and literature explain the country's strong independent spirit * SLUMBER IN STYLE -...


Lonely Planet Greenland & the Arctic
Etain O'Carroll
1740590953
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Kayak past towering icebergs, dog-sled frozen tundra to picture-postcard villages, marvel at the midnight sun or dancing northern lights - Greenland and the Arctic are the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable experience. Whether you crave quiet solitude or bold adventure, this inspiring and practical guide takes you to the heart of the cold north. • EXPLORING MADE EASY - slumber in colorful cottages, dine on reindeer or sail the coast in style, with our extensive, practical listings • PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE - inspiring itineraries for exploring the Arctic Circle, from Lapland to Deadhorse, Nuuk to the North Pole • GET BENEATH THE SURFACE - topical coverage of cultural and environmental issues affecting the region, with chapters on indigenous peoples and Arctic research projects • AMAZING ENDEAVORS...


Treasure (A Dirk Pitt Adventure)
Clive Cussler
0671704656
October 1988
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When the great Library of Alexandria was ordered sacked in A.D. 391, could some of its fabulous art treasures and volumes from its magnificent library have escaped the flames and been ferried across the Atlantic? It's an improbable if intriguing notion, but probability is not the strong suit of this wild charade of a novel that features the greatest treasure hunt of all timesome 1600 years after the fabulous riches disappeared. The narrative also encompasses the bloody attempts of two supposedly religious fanatics (who turn out to be brothers in a "criminal dynasty") to seize power in Egypt and Mexico, respectively; the kidnapping of the legitimate presidents of those two countries aboard a cruise ship; and the dazzling exploits of the green-eyed Dirk Pitt, a super-James Bond type whom "no woman could completely...


East Coast of North and South America
International Marine
0071461906
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Navigation essentials from NOAA and International Marine International Marine produces the official NOAA tide and tidal current tables that mariners have been trusting since 1853. These tables are exact replicas of the official government publications, no longer available from the government. These tables have been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for use aboard commercial vessels.


Sacred Stone
Clive Cussler
0425198480
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Eric the Red's A.D. 1000 discovery of a radioactive meteorite has present-day life-or-death ramifications in Cussler and Dirgo's second novel (after Golden Buddha) featuring the Oregon, a state-of-the-art warship disguised as a rusty tramp steamer and manned by some of the world's finest ex-military and intelligence operatives. Known collectively as the Corporation, the men and women of the Oregon—"mercenaries with a conscience"—offer their services to various countries and individuals with specialized security and military needs. The Corporation's chairman, series hero Juan Cabrillo, has several pressing concerns: supply security for the emir of Qatar, who is attending a conference in Iceland; track down a nuclear bomb that has gone astray; and pick up the aforementioned meteorite, which has just...


Greenland
Jean F. Blashfield
0516236784
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Woven into the Earth: Textiles from Norse Greenland
Else Ostergard, Else Stergard
8772889357
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
One of the century's most spectacular archaeological finds occurred in 1921, a year before Howard Carter stumbled upon Tutankhamun's tomb, when Poul Norlund recovered dozens of garments from a graveyard in the Norse settlement of Herjolfsnaes, Greenland. Preserved intact for centuries by the permafrost, these mediaeval garments display remarkable similarities to western European costumes of the time. Previously, such costumes were known only from contemporary illustrations, and the Greenland finds provided the world with a close look at how ordinary Europeans dressed in the Middle Ages. Fortunately for Norlund's team, wood has always been extremely scarce in Greenland, and instead of caskets, many of the bodies were found swaddled in multiple layers of cast-off clothing. When he wrote about the excavation later,...


The Thrall's Tale
Judith Lindbergh
0670034649
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lindbergh's epic debut novel chronicles the early Viking colonies in Greenland through the eyes of the embattled female denizens. Katla, the titular thrall born to a Christian Irishwoman enslaved in a Viking raid, emigrates with her master from Iceland to Greenland in A.D. 985. Katla's rosary sets her apart from the pagan Norse, and her beauty brings the unwelcome attention of her master's eldest son, Torvard. After he violently rapes her, she is bought and nursed back to health by the compassionate seeress Thorbjorg and eventually gives birth to a daughter, Bibrau. The three women alternately narrate the tale: Thorbjorg teaches Bibrau her mystic Norse wisdom even as she foresees the end of her way of life; Katla longs for her gentle lover Ossur and the chance to practice her Christian faith; and Bibrau, despised...


A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides(R))
Paul A. Opler, et al
0395904536
May 15, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This newly designed field guide features descriptions of 524 species of butterflies. One hundred color photographs as well as 348 color range maps accompany the species descriptions. The 541 exquisite color paintings clearly show even the most minute field marks. Introductory chapters include information on butterfly gardening, habitats, and conservation.

About the Author
Dr. Paul A. Opler is the author of several books and videos on butterflies, including the Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths. He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and is a senior research scientist at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He serves as vice president of the North American Butterfly Association and of the Xerces Society. He is past president of the...


The Rough Guide to Iceland 2
David Leffman
1843532891
Apr 2004
Paperback
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This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
Gretel Ehrlich
0679758526
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
From the acclaimed chronicler of open spaces, Gretel Ehrlich, comes a stunning and lyrical evocation of a practically unknown place and people. Beginning in 1993, Ehrlich traveled to Greenland, the northernmost country in the world, in every season--the four months of perpetual dark (in which the average temperature is 25 degrees below zero), the four months of constant daylight, and the twilight seasons in between--traveling up the west coast, often by dogsled, and befriending the resilient and generous Inuits along the way. Greenland, unlike its name, is 95 percent ice--a landscape of deep rock-walled fjords, glaciers, narwhal whales swimming among icebergs the size of football fields, walruses busting through oceans of shifting ice. In the far north, the polar Inuit--the "real heroes"--still dress in bear...


Tide Tables Nineteen Hundred Ninety-Six
National Oceanic
0070461228
Sept 1995
Paperback
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Iceland Travel Map
Manufactured by Globetrotter
1845370147
July 2005
Other Format
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Book Description
The highly successful Globetrotter Travel series, which includes guides, maps, and atlases, presently covers more than eighty destinations worldwide. The packs are an excellent value, including both a guidebook and a soft cover of the fold-out Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet.


East Coast of North and South American
International Marine
007135333X
Nov 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This will be the fifth year IM has produced the annual tide tables, which were formerly only available from NOAA. This is an important navigation publication that provides the times and heights of tides fro thousands of locations. Most commercial vessels in the U.S. are required by the Coast Guard to carry this information, and many recreational saltwater boaters need it too.


Building the Greenland Kayak
Christopher Cunningham
0071392378
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This step-by-step guide to building a lashed-frame, fabriccovered sea kayak is both a means to a sleek, fast, universally admired boat and an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding for hobbyists. The Inuit design scales up or down to fit the paddler and can be built using $150 worth of hardware-store materials, a few basic tools, and a minimal investment of time. Also included: plans for a low-volume version designed for Eskimo rolling; an especially stable version for children; and discussions of kayaking equipment, paddling, and rolling techniques.

From the Back Cover

Take to the water in style for less than $300 and a few weekends and evenings of work

Simplicity, elegance, performance, and speed: these are the hallmarks of the Greenland kayak....



Geology of the East Greenland Caledonides (Regional Geology S.)
J. Haller
0471344206


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Pandora's Curse
Jack Du Brul
0451409639
September 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Combining plenty of thrills and a touch of romance, Du Brul's action-packed contemporary adventure zips along like an out-of-control locomotive as geologist Philip Mercer, the James Bond-like hero from the author's previous novels (Charon's Landing, etc.), becomes embroiled in another mission to save the world. Duped by a good friend, Mercer travels to the arctic to reopen a long-abandoned American base camp. In the process, he uncovers a dead body and, eventually, the Pandora Project, a Nazi mercenary's plot to unearth a deadly radioactive element and sell it to the highest bidder. In an effort to derail the project, Mercer leads his team on an arctic odyssey of narrow escapes and death-defying maneuvers in boat, dirigible, submarine and plane. A well-researched foundation of facts and details grounds the reader...


Tide Tables 2004
International Marine Publishing Company
0071426418
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

International Marine produces the official NOAA tide and tidal current tables that mariners have been trusting since 1853. These tables are exact replicas of the official government publications, no longer available from the government. These tables have been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for use aboard commercial vessels.



Iceland Travel Pack (Globetrotter Travel Packs Series)
Rowland Mead
1845370139
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The highly successful Globetrotter Travel series, which includes guides, maps, and atlases, presently covers more than eighty destinations worldwide. The packs are an excellent value, including both a guidebook and a soft cover of the fold-out Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet.et.


Tide Tables 2005

0071444602
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
International Marine produces the official NOAA tide and tidal current tables that mariners havebeen trusting since 1853. These tables are exact replicas of the official government publications,no longer available from the government. These tables have been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for use aboard commercial vessels.


The Two-Mile Time Machine : Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future
Richard B. Alley
0691102961
July 1, 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Recent news reports about large holes in the ice and open waters at the Arctic Circle have prompted renewed concerns about the effects of global warming. In measured tones, however, geoscientist Alley reminds us that during the last 100,000 years or so the earth has experienced a wildly varied climate pattern. Using readings of ice cores taken from Greenland, where he participated for several years in the '90s in far-reaching research projects, Alley demonstrates that periods of slow cooling and centuries of cold have been punctuated by periods of sudden warming. In fact, he notes, climatic stability is the exception rather than the rule, and he contends that the unusually warm, stable climate we have experienced for the past 10,000 years is an anomaly. Through his study of the two-mile-long ice cores, Alley...

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