Published: January 2006
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Arctic Paradise
Discover more about the lives and culture of the people of northwest Greenland at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum exhibit "This Extraordinary Paradise: Living in Northwest Greenland."

Greenland Melt
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences is using satellite data to monitor the extent to which Greenland's ice sheet is thinning and receding. Look here to view 3D images and learn more.

Arctic Wildlife
Greenland and its surrounding waters are home to wildlife with extreme adaptations to a frigid climate. Visit the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Study Center to discover more about these animals.


Ehrlich, Gretel. The Future of Ice: A Journey into Cold. Pantheon Books, 2004.

Ehrlich, Gretel. This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland. Vintage Books, 2001.

Freeman, Milton M. R. Endangered Peoples of the Arctic: Struggles to Survive and Thrive. Greenwood Press, 2000.

Kankaanpää, Paula. Arctic Flora and Fauna: Status and Conservation. Edita, 2001.

NGS Resources

"Signs From Earth: Heating Up…Melting Down." National Geographic (September 2004), 2-75.

Ehrlich, Gretel. "The Endless Hunt." National Geographic Adventure (September/October 2000), 130-40, 163.

Hansen, Jens P. Hart. "The Mummies of Qilakitsoq." National Geographic (February 1985), 190-207.

Silis, Ivars. "Narwhal Hunters of Greenland." National Geographic (April 1984), 520-39.