ARCUS sells two arctic books and arctic umbrellas. To inquire about any of the products below or to place an order, e-mail order [at] arcus [dot] org, phone 907-474-1600, or fax 907-474-1604.
The Earth is Faster Now: Indigenous Observations of Arctic Environmental Change
Our most popular book, The Earth is Faster Now: Indigenous Observations of Arctic Environmental Change, has been used by several colleges and universities to illustrate indigenous observations of arctic environmental change. ARCUS published this collection of ten papers describing contemporary efforts to document indigenous knowledge of environmental change in the Arctic. It was compiled and edited by Igor Krupnik and Dyanna Jolly; funding was provided by the NSF Arctic Social Sciences Program.
The Earth is Faster Now reviews major individual studies on indigenous knowledge and climate change undertaken during the past few years, primarily in North America. The text is accompanied by local observations, quotations from interviews, personal observations, illustrations, and photographs. Contributors include well- known academic researchers and Native people from Canada, Finland, and the United States. The publication is designed to be useful to both researchers and communities as a tool for networking and communication.
Copies of The Earth is Faster Now are available for $25.00 USD per copy (includes all shipping and handling charges to the U.S, buyer is responsible for postage on international orders. A quote may be obtained by contacting Leslie Kitchin: leslie [at] arcus [dot] org). A discounted price of $15.00 per copy is available for orders of 10 or more copies. The discount price also applies to all reseller or library orders, regardless of quantity.
Watching Ice and Weather Our Way
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Watching Ice and Weather Our Way is the product of a joint four-year effort by subsistence hunters from two Yupik communities on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska and northern scholars researching arctic climate change. Its title, Watching Ice and Weather Our Way, reflects the project team's belief that northern communities and polar scholars can both benefit tremendously from one another. The book illustrates the richness and the value of traditional knowledge presented by the most experienced elders in two Yupik communities.
The Arctic umbrella design was derived from actual seafloor maps. The maps were adapted from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean, a project involving scientists from institutions in eleven countries, who collaborated to produce the most definitive map of Arctic Ocean Bathymetry. When ordered, the umbrellas are shipping in a mailing tube for protection.
Umbrellas are available for $35.00 USD each, and includes all shipping and handling charges to the U.S., buyer is responsible for postage on international orders. A quote may be obtained by contacting Leslie Kitchin: leslie [at] arcus [dot] org. For international shipping and handling charges please inquire at order [at] arcus [dot] org, phone 907-474-1600, or fax 907-474-1604.