William Mills Prize 2020

(* indicates title was shortlisted)

2020 William Mills Prize Recipient

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Demuth, Bathsheba. Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait. New York: W.W. Norton, August 2019. ISBN: 978-0-393-63516-4 (Hardcover); 978-0-393-35832-2 (Paperback).

2020 William Mills Prize Honorary Mentions

Bockstoce, John. White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century. New Haven CT: Yale University Press, March 2018. ISBN: 9780300221794. The Lamar Series in Western History.

Stam, David H. with the Assistance of Deirdre C. Stam. Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes. New York: The Grolier Club, November 2019. ISBN: 978-1-60583-084-1.

2020 William Mills Prize Nominees

Aglukark, Dorothy and David Algukark. Animals Illustrated: Caribou. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, November 2019. ISBN: 978-1-77227-246-8 (Paperback, Inuktitut);978-1-77227-234-5 (Hardcover, English).

Antonello, Alessandro. The Greening of Antarctica. New York: Oxford University Press: May 2019. ISBN: 9780190641320 (Print); 97801909071989 (UDPF); 9780190907181 (EPUB). ISBN-13: 9780190907174 (Print).

Bradfield, Elizabeth. Toward Antarctica. Fairbanks: Boreal Books (an imprint of Red Hen Press), May 2019. ISBN: 9781597098861.

Fagan, Chris. The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole. Berkely, CA: She Writes Press, September 2019. ISBN: 978-1-63152-592-6 (Paperback); 978-1-63152-593-3 (Ebook).

Flaherty, William. Animals Illustrated: Arctic Wolf.  Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, October 2018. ISBN: 978-1-77227-195-9 (Paperback, Inuktitut); 978-1-77227-213-0 (Hardcover, English).

Fletcher, Alana and Morris Neyelle, eds. The Man Who Lived with a Giant: Stories from Johnny Neyelle, Dene Elder. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, July 2019. ISBN: 978-1-77212-408-8 (Paperback); 978-1-77212-466-8 (EPUB); 978-1-77212-467-5 (Kindle); 978-1-77212-468-2 (PDF).

*Gertner, Jon.  The Ice at the End of the World. New York: Penguin Random House, June 2019. ISBN: 9780812996623 (Hardcover); 9780812996630 (Ebook); 9781984885074 (Audiobook Download).

Goodwin, Peter. Nelson’s Arctic Voyage: The Royal Navy’s first polar expedition 1773.  New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, May 2019.  ISBN: 9781472954176 (Hardback); 9781472954183 (EPUB); 9781472954169 (PDF).

*Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment Fisheries and Sealing Division. Common Fishes of Nunavut. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, November 2018. ISBN: 978–1-77227-231-4 (Paperback).

Harper, Kenn. In Those Days: Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, October 2019. ISBN: 978-1-77227-254-3. Collected Writings on Arctic History Book 4.

Harper, Kenn.  In Those Days: Tales of Arctic Whaling. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, August 2018. ISBN: 978-1-77227-179-9. Collected Writings on Arctic History Book 5.

Jokela, Timo and Glen Coutts, eds. Relate North: Art & Design for Education and Sustainability.  Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press, May 2019. ISBN: 978-952-310-929-2 (Printed work); 978-952-310-928-5 (PDF).

Kaganovsky, Lilya et al., eds. Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, February 2019. ISBN: 978-0-253-04029-9 (Hardback); 978-0-253-04030-5 (Paperback); 978-0-253-04031-2 (eBook).

Karpik, Joanasie. Animals Illustrated: Bowhead Whale. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, January 2018. ISBN: 978-1-77227-242-0 (Paperback, Inuktitut); ISBN: 978-1-77227-162-1 (Hardcover, English).

Klein, David. The Making of an Ecologist: My Career in Alaska Wildlife Management and Conservation. Edited by Karen Brewster. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, July 2019. ISBN: 9781602233911 (Paper); 9781602233928 (E-book).

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney et al. China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, January 2018. ISBN: 978-1-55238-901-0 (Paperback); 978-1-55238-903-4 (Institutional PDF); 978-1-55238-904-1 (ePub); 978-1-55238-905-8 (Mobi).

Lawrence, Margaret.  Our Hands Remember: Recovering Sanikiluaq Basket Sewing. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, July 2018. ISBN: 978-1-77227-164-5.

Levy, Buddy. Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition. New York: St Martin’s Press, December 2019. ISBN: 9781250182197 (Hardcover); 9781250242808 (Compact Disk); 9781250242792 (Digital Audio); 9781250182203 (e-Book).

*Liodden, Ole J. Polar Bears & Humans. Honefoss, Norway: Naturfokus, January 2019. ISBN: 9788299991018 (Hardcover and PDF).

Mäkikalli, Maija et al., eds. North as a Meaning in Design and Art. Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press, December 2019. ISBN: 978-952-310-931-5.

McCorristine, Shane. The Spectral Arctic: A History of Dreams and Ghosts in Polar Exploration. London: UCL Press, May 2018. ISBN: 9781787352476 (Hardback); 9781787352469 (Paperback); 9781787352452 (Open Access PDF); 9781787352506 (Open Access HTML).

McCrae, Lindsay. My Penguin Year: Living with the Emperors. New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, November 2019. ISBN 10: 0062971360, ISBN 13: 978-0062971364 (Hardcover); ISBN 10: 0062971387, ISBN 13 9780062971388 (E-book); ISBN 10: 0062971395, ISBN 13: 9780062971395 (Digital Audiobook).

Menezes, Dwayne Ryan and Heather N. Nicol. The North American Arctic: Themes in Regional Security. London: UCL Press, November 2019. ISBN: 9781787356634 (Hardback); 9781787356627 (Paperback); 9781787356610 (Open Access PDF).

*Mishler, Craig and Kenneth Frank. Dinjii Vadzaih Dhidlit / The Man Who Became a Caribou: Gwich’in Stories and Conversations from Alaska and the Yukon. Hanover, NH: IPI Press, October 2019. ISBN: 9780996748070.

*Nicol, Dr. Stephen. The Curious Life of Krill: A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World. Washington, DC: Island Press, May 2018. ISBN: 9781610918534 (Hardcover); 9781610918541 (E-book).

Oosten, Jarich and Barbara Helen Miller, eds. Traditions, Traps and Trends: Transfer of Knowledge in Arctic Regions. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, July 2018. ISBN: 978-1-77212-372-2 (Paperback); 978-1-77212-403-3 (EPUB); 978-1-77212-402-6 (PDF); 978-1-77212-404-0 (Kindle).

Pelletier, Mia. Children’s A Guide to Arctic Butterflies. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, July 2019. ISBN: 978-1-77227-177-5.

Priestley, Rebecca. Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, September 2019.  ISBN: 9781776562244.

*Rae, John. John Rae Arctic Explorer: The Unfinished Autobiography. Edited by William Barr. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, January 2019. ISBN: 978-1-77212-332-6 (Hardback); 978-1-77212-385-2 (PDF).

*Richard, Wilfred E. Between Sea and Glacier: Greenland in a Changing World. Hanover, NH: IPI Press; and Washington, DC: Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution, April 2019. ISBN: 978-0-9967480-5-6

Serreze, Mark C. Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, April 20018. ISBN:  9780691173993 (Hardcover); 9780691202655 (Paperback); 9781400890255 (Ebook). Series: Science Essentials.

Shapiro, Laurie Gwen. The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica. New York: Simon And Schuster, January 2018. ISBN13: 9781476753867 (Hardcover); 9781476753874 (Trade Paperback); 9781476753881 (eBook); 9781508244578 (Audio Download).

Souders, Paul, photographer. Aiviq: Life with Walruses. Iqaluit: Inhabit Media, April 2019. ISBN: 978–1-77227-202-4 (Paperback, Inuktitut); 978–1-77227-233-8 (Hardback, English).