What's New in the 3rd Edition
Wondering what life
is like in the north? Planning a trip to Canada's eastern Arctic? Wondering
what an Inuksuk is for? The new Nunavut Handbook is the
place to look for everything you want to know about Nunavut.
This highly acclaimed
guidebook takes the reader on a journey through one of the last great,
untouched wilderness areas on Earth - Canada's Nunavut territory.
From the logistics
of getting here, to chapters on Inuit culture and spirituality, the third
edition of the Handbook compiles works from mostly northern-based
writers who have worked hard to make it the best Nunavut Handbook
A spectacular travel
destination deserves an equally impressive travel guide. Northerners who
know the land, wildlife and history are the best sources for Nunavut travel
information. We have chosen authors who share their insights about the
north in a way that is both informative and fun to read.
While still a land
of pristine snowscapes and vistas, some things in Nunavut have changed
significantly since the last edition of the Nunavut Handbook was
published. The new edition reflects those changes.
There are detailed
chapters on each community, written by authors who share information on
its history, land, wildlife, tours, and shopping opportunities. The chapters
on Nunavut's three regional centres, Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Cambridge
Bay, also include detailed directories to make planning a trip even easier.
There is a new section,
with chapters about each of the territory's national and territorial parks,
to cater to those looking for a true Arctic adventure. It's important
to know, for example, that if planning a trip to Auyuittuq National Park
you should be prepared to cross many frigid, glacier-fed rivers and streams.
There are also brand
new chapters on the territory's developing tourism industry, working in
Nunavut, climate change, and the place of Nunavut in the circumpolar world.
John Amagoalik, often called "the father of Nunavut" for his
contributions to the creation of the territory, wrote a new introduction
for the book.
All of these changes
help to cement the Nunavut Handbook's place as the most comprehensive
guide to all things Nunavut.