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Spitsbergen – Svalbard.
A complete guide around the arctic archipelago

Useful and important information, Nature and history, Places and regions.

Spitsbergen-Svalbard Guide, 4rd updated edition

Die englische Ausgabe! Hier finden Sie die deutsche Version

Ab sofort (März 2018) ist die vierte englische Auflage verfügbar und auf dieser Seite erhältlich. Die dritte Auflage (2012) wird nicht mehr verkauft. Die Beschreibung, Details und Bilder auf dieser Seite beziehen sich noch auf die Auflage von 2012, da der Autor derzeit in Patagonien unterwegs ist und keine Möglichkeit hat, die Aktualisierungen zu liefern (kommt bald im April). Hier wird ab sofort die neue, vierte Auflage angeboten.

Diese neue englische Auflage hat 608 Seiten (alte Auflage: 512) und alle Kapitel sind kräftig aktualisiert und mit neuen Details verbessert worden. Zu den Verbesserungen zählen die Karten, die komplett überarbeitet wurden.

Der Preis ist unverändert.

Fourth updated edition of the english guidebook Spitsbergen-Svalbard, March 2018.

Comprehensive guidebook about Spitsbergen

From now (March 2018) on, the new, fourth edition is available and sold instead of the third one (2012). The description, details and images on this site still refer to the old edition, because the author is currently travelling in Patagonia, which is dedicated offline territory (coming soon, in April). But what you get is the strongly revised and updated new edition from March 2018.

This new edition has got 608 pages (in contrast to 512 before) and all chapters have got a lot of updates and new information, including many significantly improved maps.

The price remains unchanged.

ISBN: 978-3-937903-27-9 · Paperback · 21,1 x 14,8 · 759 g · 608 Pages.

30 Euro plus shipping (from 4 Euro worldwide, click here for details)

Readers‘ comments

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.

A small selection of illustrations that you will find in the book (click on the picture to get a larger version):

Klicken Sie auf die Bilder, um eine vergrößerte Darstellung des Bildes zu erhalten.

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).

This is the old table of contents. The new one will be added soon.

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. Traveling in Svalbard: Useful, practical and important information
    1. Spitsbergen – seasons
    2. Spitsbergen – how to travel
    3. Tour operatours
    4. Clothing, hygiene & the environment, photography
    5. Getting to Spitsbergen
    6. Conservation, cultural heritage, protected areas, safety
    7. Longyearbyen
  4. Natural history
    1. Geography, glaciers, permafrost
    2. Geology
    3. Oceanic currents
    4. Sea ice
    5. Driftwood, rubbish and environmental toxins
    6. Climate and weather
    7. Mammals
    8. Birds
    9. Plants
  5. History
    1. Vikings
    2. Pomors
    3. Willem Barentsz
    4. Whaling in the 17th century
    5. Early expeditions and science
    6. Attempts to fly to the pole: Virgohamna and Ny Ålesund
    7. Trapper
    8. Whaling in the early 20th century
    9. The Spitsbergen Treaty
    10. Mining
    11. The Second World War
    12. Spitsbergen after the War
  6. Fjords and islands, settlements and stations: The regions of Svalbard
    1. Isfjord
    2. Forlandsund east side
    3. Prins Karls Forland
    4. Kongsfjord
    5. Krossfjord
    6. The northern west coast
    7. Northwestern Spitsbergen
    8. Raudfjord
    9. The Woodfjord area
    10. Moffen
    11. Wijdefjord
    12. Ny Friesland, Verlegenhuken
    13. Sorgfjord
    14. Hinlopenstretet
    15. Nordaustland
    16. Storøya, Kvitøya
    17. Kong Karls Land
    18. Southeastern Svalbard
    19. Bjørnøya
    20. Sørkapp Land
    21. Hornsund
    22. Dunøyane, Isøyane, Kapp Borthen
    23. Bellsund
  7. Arctic environmental problems and tourism

Other books written by the same author
The author
Thank you
Norwegian glossary
Geological glossary

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).

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Letzte Änderung: 22. April 2019 · Copyright: Rolf Stange