This book does not only cover comprehensive information concerning all fields of possible interest, but is at the same time a photo book containing many colour images to illustrate many wildlife and flower species and to document landscapes and places from all over the archipelago.
»Spitsbergen – Svalbard« has detailed information about the flora and fauna of Spitsbergen, its nature and human history and detailed chapters about all regions, fjords, islands and settlements. 14 mammal species, 26 bird species and 29 flower species are described in detail and illustrated with colour photographs. Many sketch maps within the text provide geographical orientation. Furthermore, this books will answer questions concerning practical issues, how to travel in Spitsbergen, which seasons are good, environmental legislation, hazards out in the field and more.
»Spitsbergen – Svalbard« has approximal 512 pages (A5, paperback) including more than 220 colour photographs to document the biological and geographical diversity of Spitsbergen.
Click here to download the literature list and glossaries of Norwegian words and geological terms. These have been omitted from the print version to use the space for other stuff that is likely to be more useful for you as you are traveling.
A small selection of illustrations that you will find in the book (click on the picture to get a larger version):
Click on thumbnail to open an enlarged version of the specific photo.
Overview of Svalbard
Overview of Isfjord
(don’t worry about the poor quality of the maps and images you may have on the screen. File sizes have been reduced to adjust to web quality)
»Spitsbergen – Svalbard« comes for 30 Euro (including VAT and postage within Germany. Add 3 Euro postage to other countries (surface mail).
Table of contents. Short version. Click here for the complete, detailed table of contents (pdf-file, 26 kb).
Traveling in Svalbard: Useful, practical and important information
Spitsbergen – seasons
Spitsbergen – how to travel
Clothing, hygiene & the environment, photography
Getting to Spitsbergen
Conservation, cultural heritage, protected areas, safety
Geography, glaciers, permafrost
Driftwood, rubbish and environmental toxins
Climate and weather
Whaling in the 17th century
Early expeditions and science
Attempts to fly to the pole: Virgohamna and Ny Ålesund
Whaling in the early 20th century
The Spitsbergen Treaty
The Second World War
Spitsbergen after the War
Fjords and islands, settlements and stations: The regions of Svalbard
Forlandsund east side
Prins Karls Forland
The northern west coast
The Woodfjord area
Ny Friesland, Verlegenhuken
Kong Karls Land
Dunøyane, Isøyane, Kapp Borthen
Arctic environmental problems and tourism
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The literature list has now reached an amount that it does not make sense anymore to include it in the printed version of the book. The pages thus saved have been put to better use! But of course the literature list, together with a geological glossary, remains available: click here to download the literature list and geological glossary as a pdf-file.
»Spitsbergen – Svalbard« comes for 30 Euro (including VAT and postage within Germany. Add 4 Euro postage to other countries (surface mail).