Spitsbergen-Svalbard guidebook: comprehensive information about Spitsbergen
3rd, revised edition (March 2012) is available!
ISBN: 978-3-937903-14-9 · Paperback · 21,1 x 14,8 cm · 670 g · approx. 512 pages.
30 Euro plus shipping (from 4 Euro worldwide, click here for details)
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):
spitsbergenbuch neuauflage (gallery)
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
- Tour operatours
- Clothing, hygiene & the environment, photography
- Getting to Spitsbergen
- Conservation, cultural heritage, protected areas, safety
- Natural history
- Geography, glaciers, permafrost
- Oceanic currents
- Sea ice
- Driftwood, rubbish and environmental toxins
- Climate and weather
- Willem Barentsz
- 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
- Northwestern Spitsbergen
- The Woodfjord area
- Ny Friesland, Verlegenhuken
- Storøya, Kvitøya
- Kong Karls Land
- Southeastern Svalbard
- Sørkapp 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).