Arctic Expedition

25 Apr 19
Shannon Turlington

I haven’t posted in a while, so in an effort to get more regular about that, I’m going to share edited and annotated versions of some of the reading lists I curate on LibraryThing. Making reading lists is one of my fave things to do, next to reading itself. I enjoy books with a strong […]

25 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

The Tara sails in the Arctic.Photo: Tara ocean After a world trip that sampled the ocean from pole to pole, scientists have discovered nearly 200,000 populations of marine viruses. In the marine ecosystem, tiny creatures, called microbes, make up most of the ocean's biodiversity and over half of its biomass. However, much less is known […]

25 Apr 19
Duke University Press News

Hester Blum, Associate Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, reflects on detritus, ocean-bound ephemera, and being swept out to sea by a rogue wave. Her new book, The News at the Ends of the Earth, examines the rich, offbeat collection of printed ephemera created by nineteenth- and early twentieth-century polar explorers as they wrestled […]

24 Apr 19
World Tree

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24 Apr 19
Cinematic Poems

“Call Of The Wild” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Robert Service Directed By Eric Larsen. Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Eric Larsen “The love and concern for our environment is something I have always known. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was outside as much as possible – camping fishing, riding my bike… […]

24 Apr 19
Russia News Now

MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. A group of scientists with support from experts of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) described a mechanism, which explains why in the 21st century ice in the Eurasian Arctic thaws quicker than in the American part, the university’s press service said on Wednesday. “Based on results of four […]

24 Apr 19
Mr D's Drama Toolkit

This is another creative writing lesson whereby the young people will use the Drama experience to write newspaper reports. The lesson could be adapted and applied to any historical individual or event.  Learning Intentions: We are learning how to report an event which has happened in the past. Success Criteria: I can successfully describe the environment […]

24 Apr 19

Outpost by Dan Richards (Canongate) I first saw this book go by in a picture on Twitter, the striking red roof of the little bothy dwarfed by the moor and mountains surrounding it. That, I thought, is a book I need to read. It hasn’t disappointed – in fact I think it’s one of the […]

24 Apr 19
Lost in the Hills

For our winter trip through Norway we used pulkas/sleds and in addition to having more volume and space for our things it allowed us to try out a new set-up for our sleeping system, the Piteraq Arctic Bedding. Neither of us had ever used this system before and after reading a lot of positive thoughts […]

24 Apr 19
Iowa Climate Science Education

By Paul Homewood     The BBC has just launched its Undiscovered Worlds series, with the intrepid Steve Backshall kayaking up the Scoresby Sund , the world’s largest fjord in Greenland. The BBC’s puff says:     Adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall is on a mission to visit parts of the world yet to be […]

24 Apr 19
Lost in the Hills

In the dead of  Norwegian winter the temperatures drop far below freezing during the day and when the sun sets they continue to drop, especially high above the arctic circle. A good nights sleep is key in these harsh and at times hostile environments in order to properly recuperate and regain strength. In order to […]

23 Apr 19
JOSHUA HOLKO - www.PHOTOGRAPHY EXPEDITION.com

In March of 2019 I lead two back-to-back small group expeditions via snowmobile in Svalbard in search of winter landscapes, Arctic Fox, Reindeer and the mighty Polar Bear. I have been exploring Svalbard by snowmobile in winter for quite a few years now and have to come to absolutely love both the intimacy and solitude […]

23 Apr 19
WISE GUYS - An Online Magazine

Jeff Berger — Previously I published an article in Wise Guys entitled “Celebrating the Viking Past” that focused on the way Europeans and North Americans have remembered the Viking past. In this follow-up piece, I explain more fully how the Vikings explored the North Atlantic Ocean and settled in this region of the world. Their discovery of […]