The William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books

(* indicates that it was shortlisted)

2016 William Mills Prize Recipient

Bown, Stephen. White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic. Boston: Merloyd Lawrence Books, Da Capo Press, November 2015.

2016 William Mills Prize Honorary Mentions

Heyes, Scott A. and Kristofer M. Helgen, eds. Mammals of Ungava and Labrador: the 1882-1884 Fieldnotes of Lucien M. Turner together with Inuit and Innu Knowledge. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, January 2014 (print), February 2014 (ebook).

Hince, Bernadette, Rupert Summerson and Arnan Wiesel. Antarctica: Music, Sounds and Cultural Connections. Canberra, Australia: ANU Press [Australian National University], April 2015.

2016 William Mills Prize Nominees

*Barnett, James K. and David L. Nicandri, eds. Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage. Seattle: University of Washington Press, March 2015. Co-published with the Anchorage Museum, the Cook Inlet Historical Society, and the Washington State History Museum.

*Bartholemew, Bruce. Savoonga Ivory Carvers: A Yupik Walrus Ivory Carving Tradition on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Hong Kong: CA Design, December 2015.

Boulter, George E. II and Barbara Grigor-Taylor, compilers and annotators. The Teacher and the Superintendent: Native Schooling in the Alaskan Interior, 1904-1918. Edmonton, Alberta: Athabasca University Press, December 2015.

*Duyker, Edward. Dumont D’Urville: Explorer and Polymath. Dunedin, NZ: Otago University Press, September 2014. Honolulu, USA: University of Hawai’i Press, April 2015.

Grey, Minnie and Marianne A. Stenbaek, eds. Politics. Vol. 9-10 of Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, August 2015.

Haddelsey, Stephen with Alan Carroll. Operation Tabarin: Britain’s Secret Wartime Expedition to Antarctica, 1944-46. Stroud, UK: The History Press, April 2014.

Hilder, Thomas R. Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe. Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield, October 2014.

Jokela, Timo and Glenn Coutts, eds. Relate North 2014: Engagement, Art and Representation. Rovaniemi, Finland: Lapland University Press / Lapin yliopistokustannus, November 2014.

*Johnson, Charles W. Ice Ship: the Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram. Hanover, NH: ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England, October 2014.

*Jørgensen, Morten. Polar Bears on the Edge: Heading for Extinction while Management Fails. Dresden:, April 2015.

Leonard, Stephen Pax. The Polar North: Ways of Speaking, Ways of Belonging. London, UK: Francis Boutle, October 2014.

Liggett, Daniela, Bryan Storey, Yvonne Cook and Veronika Meduna, eds. Exploring the Last Continent: an Introduction to Antarctica. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, September 2015.

Miller, Barbara Helen, ed. Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing. Edmonton, Alberta: The University of Alberta Press, November 2015.

Ninnis, Belgrave Edward Sutton (Allan Mornement and Beau Riffenburgh, eds.). Mertz & I…: the Antarctic Diary of Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis. The Erskine Press, November 2014.

*Powell, Richard and Klaus Dodds, eds. Polar Geopolitics? Knowledges, Resources and Legal Regimes. Northampton MA and Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, January 2014.

*Smith, Gordon W. (P. Whitney Lackenbauer, ed.). A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North: Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, November 2014.

Watt-Cloutier, Sheila. The Right to Be Cold. Toronto: Allen Lane, March 2015.

White, Dr. Thomas L. Contaminants in Freezing Ground and Permafrost Terrain. Boulder, Colorado: Linden Research Group Inc., April, 2014.

2014 William Mills Prize Recipient

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Fox Gearheard, Shari, Lene Kielsen Holm, Henry Huntington, Joe Mello Leavitt, Andrew R. Mahoney, Margaret Opie, Toku Oshima and Joelie Sanguya, eds. The Meaning of Ice: People and Sea Ice in Three Arctic Communities. Hanover, NH: International Polar Institute Press, 2013.

2014 William Mills Prize Honorary Mentions

Dagnell, Lara and Hilary Shibata, translators. The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910-12: a Record of Antarctica. Bluntisham, UK: Bluntisham Books; Eccles, UK: The Erskine Press, December 2011.

Krupnik, Igor and Michael Chlenov. Yupik Transitions: Change and Survival at Bering Strait, 1900-1960. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2013.

2014 William Mills Prize Nominees

Adams, Brian. I am Alaskan. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2013.

*Bart, Sheldon. Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2013.

Burn, Dr. Christopher, ed. Herschel Island Qikiqtaryuk: a Natural and Cultural History of Yukon’s Arctic Island. Whitehorse: Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope), 2012.

*Dathan, Wendy. The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977.Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2012. Co-published with the Arctic Institute of North America.

Friesen, T. Max. When Worlds Collide: Hunter – Gatherer World-System Change in the Nineteenth Century Canadian Arctic. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2013.

Haddelsey, Stephen. Shackleton’s Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica. Stroud, UK: The History Press, November 2012.

Issaluk, Johnny. Games of Survival: Traditional Inuit Games for Elementary Students. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, 2012.

*Kan, Sergei. A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country: Vincent Soboleff in Alaska. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.

Kruse, Frigga. Frozen Assets: British Mining, Exploration, and Geopolitics on Spitsbergen, 1904-53. Eelde, NL: Barkhuis, 2013.

Lensu, Mikko and Paula Kankaanpää. 80 N – Kinnvika. Rovaniemi, FL: Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, 2013. Publication financed by Nordic Council of Ministers.

*McLeish, Todd. Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013.

Scott, Patrick. Talking Tools: Faces of Aboriginal Oral Tradition in Contemporary Society. Edmonton: CCI Press, 2012.

*Walton, David, ed. Antarctica: Global Science from a Frozen Continent.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Weyapunk, Winton, Jr. and Igor Krupnik, compilers. Kinikmi Sigum Qanuq Ilitaavut / Wales Inupiaq Sea Ice Dictionary. Washington, DC: Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution, 2012.

2012 William Mills Prize Recipient

Kobalenko, Jerry. Arctic Eden: Journeys through the Changing High Arctic.Vancouver: Greystone Books: David Suzuiki Foundation, 2010.

2012 William Mills Prize Nominees

Bryan, Rorke. Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Sheridan House, Inc., 2011.

Gray, Beverley. The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North – A Guide to Harvesting, Preserving, and Preparing. Whitehorse, Yukon: Aroma Borealis and Edmonton, Alberta: CCI Press, 2011.

Heininen, Lassi and Chris Southcott, eds. Globalization and the Circumpolar North. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2010

IPY Joint Committee; editors, Igor Krupnik…[et al.]. Understanding Earth’s Polar Challenges : International Polar Year 2007-2008: Summary. Edmonton, Alta.: CCI Press, 2011.

Jones, Jeffrey A. and Laurie K. Hoyle. Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Fairbanks: Universtity of Alaska Press, 2010.

Kobalenko, Jerry. Arctic Eden: Journeys through the Changing High Arctic.Vancouver: Greystone Books: David Suzuiki Foundation, 2010.

Larson, Edward. An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Lovecraft, Amy Lauren and Hajo Eicken, eds. North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska’s Changing Social-Ecological Systems. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2011.

Stump, Edmund. A Roof at the Bottom of the World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

2010 William Mills Prize Recipient

Bockstoce, John R. Furs and Frontiers in the Far North. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009.

2010 William Mills Prize Nominees

*Akasofu, Syun. Northern Lights: Secrets of the Aurora Borealis. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 2009.

Daly, Regina W. The Shackelton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition. Norwich, UK: The Erskine Press, 2009.

Francis, Gavin. True North: Travels in Arctic Europe. Edinburgh: Polygon press, 2009.

Freeman, Milton M. R. and Lee Foote, eds. Inuit, Polar Bears, and Sustainable Use: Local, National, and International Perspectives. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Circumpolar Institute, 2009.

Hauser, Michael. Traditional Inuit Songs from the Thule Area. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2010.

Kanter, Seth. Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2008.

Kerry, Knowles, R. And Martin J. Riddle, eds. Health of Antarctic Wildlife: A Challenge for Science and Policy. New York: Springer, 2009.

*Pollack, Henry. A World Without Ice. New York: Avery, 2009.

*Streever, Bill. Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places. New York: Little Brown and Co., 2009.

*Vermeer, Jan and Van Essen, Frieda. Arctic. Deventer, Netherlands: Thiene Art, 2009.

*Wamsely, Douglas. Polar Hayes: A Biography of Isaac Israel Hayes. Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 2009.

2008 William Mills Prize Recipient

Riffenburgh, Beau, ed. Encyclopedia of the Antarctic. New York, London: Routledge, 2007.

2008 William Mills Prize Honorary Mention

Fienup-Riordan, Ann. Yuungnaqpiallerput / The Way We Genuinely Live : Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007.

2008 William Mills Prize Nominees

Alia, Valerie. Names & Nunavut: Culture and Identity in the Inuit Homeland. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007.

*Fukuchi, Mitsuo and Harvey J. Marchant. Antarctic Fishes. Illustrated in the gyotaku method by Boshu Nagase. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

*Green, Jeannine M. and Robert J. Desmarais. A Most Dangerous Voyage: An Exhibition of Books and Maps Documenting Four Centuries of Exploration in Search of a Northwest Passage. Edmonton: University of Alberta Libraries, 2008.

Herbert, Sir Wally. The Polar World: The Unique Vision of Sir Wally Herbert. Edited by Kari Herbert. Weybridge, Surrey: Polarworld ltd., 2007.

Korhonen, Marja. Resilience: Overcoming Challenges and Moving On Positively. Ottawa: National Aboriginal Health Organization, 2007.

*Pfeffer, W. Tad. The Opening of a New Landscape: Columbia Glacier at Mid-retreat. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union, 2007.

*Potter, Russell A. Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007.

Semeniuk, Robert. Among the Inuit. Foreward by Hugh Brody, afterword by Wade Davis. Vancouver: Raincoast, 2007.

Weber, Andrzej, Katzenberg, M. Anne and Olga I. Goriunova, eds. Khuzhir-Nuge XIV, a Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Volume 1: Osteological Materials and companion Volume 2: Archaeological Materials. Edmonton: CCI Press, 2007.

2006 William Mills Prize Recipient

Nuttall, Mark, ed. Encyclopedia of the Arctic. New York: Routledge, 2005.

2006 William Mills Prize Nominees

Auld, James and Robert Kershaw, eds. The Sahtu Atlas: Maps and Stories from the Sahtu Settlement Area in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Compiled by Robert Kershaw et al. [Norman Wells, N.W.T.]: Sahtu GIS Project, 2005.

*Cone, Marla. Silent Snow: the slow poisoning of the arctic. New York: Grove Press, 2005.

*Fox, William L. Terra Antarctica: Looking into the Emptiest Continent. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2005.

*Kalland, Arne and Frank Sejersen. Marine Mammals and Northern Cultures. Circumpolar Research Series No. 9 / Studies in Whaling No. 7. Edmonton, AB: CCI Press, 2005.

Keith, Darren with Jerry Arqviq, Louie Kamookak, Jackie Ameralik and the Gjoa Haven Hunters’ and Trappers’ Organization. Inuit Qaujimaningit Nanurnut [Inuit Knowledge of Polar Bears]. Solstice Series No. 4. Edmonton, AB: CCI Press, 2005.

Krause, Reinhard A. and Lars U. Scholl. The Magic of Antarctic Colours. David Abbey Paige (1901-1978) Artist of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1933-1935.Bremerhaven: German Maritime Museum & the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, 2005.

*Lubin, Dan and Robert Massom. Polar remote sensing. Vol.1: Atmosphere and oceans and Vol.2: Ice sheets. Chichester, UK: Springer, 2006.

Stuckenberger, A. Nicole. Community at Play: Social and religious dynamics in the modern Inuit community of Qikiqtarjuaq. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, 2005.

*Wohlforth, Charles. The Whale and the Supercomputer: on the northern front of climate change. New York: North Point Press, 2004.

Krause, R., G. Schönharting, and J. Thiede, eds. Alfred Wegener’s Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (1915, “The Origin of Continents and Oceans”). Berlin: AWI / Gebr. Borntraeger Verl., 2005.

(* indicates that it was shortlisted)