'Flowers in the Snow: The life of Isobel Wylie Hutchison' by Gwyneth Hoyle (University of Nebraska Press, 2005) [Shelfmark: H3.203.0595].
'Greenland's flowery valleys (With plates)' London, 1932 [Shelfmark: Wordie.1388 (4)].
'On Greenland's closed shore: The fairyland of the Arctic, etc.' Edinburgh, 1930 [Shelfmark: S.70.e and Wordie.768].
'The Aleutian Islands: America's back door' (Earlier edition has title 'Stepping Stones for Alaska to Asia'.) [Shelfmarks: S.65.i and Wordie.1483].
'Flowers and farming in Greenland: With illustrations and lists of species (reprinted from 'The Scottish geographical magazine', vol. xlvi) [Shelfmark: Wordie.1440(3)].
'Greenland's flowery valleys (With plates)' Shelfmark: Wordie.1388(4)].
'Lyrics from Greenland: With … plates from water-colour sketches by the author' [Shelfmark: T.31.h (General) and Wordie.527 (Special Collections)].
'North to the rime-ringed sun: Being the record of an Alaskan-Canadian journey made in 1933-34 [With plates, including portraits]' [Shelfmarks: S.60.g and Wordie.754].
A prolific film-maker, there are also various films shot by Isobel in our Moving Image Archive — although, due to copyright restrictions, they can only be accessed on Library premises. The most common theme focuses on the life and activities of local people. These are listed here roughly in order from most to least 'adventurous', although all give a taste of life, culture, geography and botany in fascinating locations.
'The Sky's the limit: The story of Vicky Jack and her quest to climb the seven summits' [Shelfmark: HB18.104.22.1686].
'Tents in the clouds: The first women's Himalayan expedition (With plates, including portraits, and maps)' by Monica Jackson and Elizabeth Stark [Shelfmark: NF.1281.d.1].
'Scottish Field', April 1951 — a feature about Evelyn's expedition to Arctic Norway [Shelfmark: NJ.285/1 PER].
'The Living Mountain' by Nan Shepherd
Nan Shepherd was born in 1893 near Aberdeen and from a young age was happiest outdoors. She was a keen hill-walker and her poetry expresses her love for the mountainous Grampian landscape. While a student at Aberdeen university, she wrote poems for the student magazine, but it wasn't until 1934 that an anthology of her poetry, 'In the Cairngorms', was published [Shelfmark T.31.i].
During the 1940s she wrote 'The Living Mountain' [Shelfmark: HP1.78.4966]. It is a moving and eloquent reflection of her experiences walking in the Cairngorm Mountains though she chose not to publish it until 1977. Nan Shepherd died at the age of 88 in Aberdeen and is commemorated in Makars' Court, outside the Writers' Museum in Edinburgh.