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Reading List

The Arctic
  • Confessions of an Igloo Dweller, James Houston, 1995.
  • Medicine Man to the Inuit, Joseph P. Moody, MD, 1995.
  • The World of the Arctic Whales, Stefani Paine, 1995.
  • Polar Dream, Helen Thayer, 1993.
  • Teaching a Stone To Talk: Expeditions and Encounters, Annie Dillard, 1982.
  • The Ends of the Earth, Isaac Asimov, 1975.
  • Forests of Lilliput: The Realm of Mosses and Lichens, John Bland, 1971.
Polar Explorations
  • Buried in Ice, Owen Beattie and John Geiger, 1992.
  • Unravelling the Franklin Mystery: Inuit Testimony, David C. Wordman, 1991.
  • Women of the Four Winds, Elizabeth Fagg Olds, 1985.
  • Icebound, J.M. Scott, 1977.
  • The Polar Voyagers, Frank Rasky, 1976.
  • Samuel Hearne and the Northwest Passage, Gordon Speak, 1963.
  • Northwest by Sea, Ernest S. Dodge, 1961.
  • Biology, The Study of Life, Text and Lab Manual, Sixth Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1995.
  • Talking Bones: The Science of Forensic Anthropology, Peggy Thomas, 1995.
  • Dead Men Do Tell Tales, William R. Maples, MD, and Michael Browning, 1994.
  • What the Bones Tell Us, Jeffrey H. Schwartz, 1993.
  • Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook, Dr. Douglas Ubelaker and Henry Scammell, 1992.
Poisons and Diseases
  • Yellow Fever, Black Goddess: The Coevolution of People and Plagues, Christopher Wills, 1996.
  • Toxic Metal Syndrome, Drs. H. Morton Casdorph and Morton Walker, 1995.
  • When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox,and AIDS, James Cross Giblin, 1995.
  • Alcoholism: The Facts, Donald W. Goodwin, 1994.
  • Rabies, Alvin, Virginia and Robert Silverstein, 1994.
  • A Dancing Matrix: Voyages Along the Viral Frontier, Robin Marantz Henig, 1993.
  • Guess What Came To Dinner, Ann Louise Gittleman, 1993.
  • How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland, 1993.
  • Poisons of the Past, Mary Kilbourne Matossian, 1989.
  • The Complete Guide to Mercury Toxicity from Dental Fillings, Joyal Taylor, DDS, 1988.
  • A Great and Growing Evil: The Medical Consequences of Alcohol Abuse, The Royal College of Physicians, 1987.
  • Handbook of Poisoning: 12th Edition, Robert H. Dreisbach and William O. Robertson, 1987.
  • Disease and History, Frederick F. Cartwright, 1972.
  • The Plague Killers, Gren Williams, 1969.

  • The Hunt for Life on Mars, Donald Goldsmith, 1997.

  • Harbors and High Seas, Dean King with John B. Hattendorf, 1996.
  • A Sea of Words, Dean King with John B. Hattendorf and J. Worth Estes, 1995.
  • Travel Guide to British/American English, Norman Moss, 1986.
  • Cassell's Latin-English Dictionary, compiled by D.P. Simpson, 1987.
  • Le Mot Juste: A Dictionary of Classical and Foreign Words and Phrases, Vintage Books, 1981.
  • Eskimo-English Dictionary, Arthur Thibert, 1970.
  • The History of the American Sailing Navy, Howard I. Chapelle, 1949.
  • The Sea-Hunters: Voyages and Discoveries in the Great Age of American Whaling, Edouard A. Stackpole, 1949.
  • English-Eskimo Eskimo-English Dictionary, compiled by Rodger Wells, Jr. and John W. Kelly, 1890.
  • Smilla's Sense of Snow, Peter Hoeg.
  • Master and Commander
  • Post Captain
  • HMS Surprise
  • The Mauritius Command
  • Desolation Island
  • The Fortune of War
  • The Surgeon's Mate
  • The Ionian Mission
  • Treason's Harbour
  • The Far Side of the World
  • The Reverse of the Medal
  • The Letter of Marque
  • The Thirteen Gun Salute
  • The Nutmeg of Consolation
  • The Truelove
  • The Commodore
  • The Wine Dark Sea
  • The Yellow Admiral, the Aubrey-Maturin historical novels of Patrick O'Brian.

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