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The 2014 discovery of hms Erebus a ship lost during Sir John Franklins 1845 expedition to nd the Northwest Passage reignited popular economic and political interest in the Arctics exploration history anthropology and historical geography. Lines in the Ice investigates the allure of the North through topographical views maps explorers diaries and historic photographs. Following the course of major journeys to the Arctic including those of Martin Frobisher Henry Hudson and John Franklin Philip Hat- eld assesses the impact of these incursions on the Norths numerous indigenous communities and reveals the role of exploration in making the modern world. Besides detailing the areas vivid history Lines in the Ice also focuses on beautiful works created over the last 500 years by people who live and travel in the Arctic. Lavishly illustrated with reproductions of items rarely seen outside of the British Library this volume meditates on humans relation- ships with the Arctic at a time when climate change poses a catastrophic threat to the peo- ples and ecosystems of this enigmatic region. A timely work that traces the pasts inu- ence on the present day Lines in the Ice showcases the rich visual history of Arctic ex- ploration indigenous cultural works and the longstanding ways in which the North has captivated the public. Philip J. Hateld is lead curator for digital mapping at the British Library and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. 2 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 A R C T I C S T U D I E S H I S T O R Y Lines in the Ice Exploring the Roof of the World philip j. hatfield A visual history of Arctic exploration and how it has shaped the modern world. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S September 2016 978-0-7735-4820-6 44.95T CDN 44.95T US cloth 8.5 x 11 224pp 120 colour photos North American rights Ebook available