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The Resource White Eskimo : Knud Rasmussen's fearless journey into the heart of the Arctic, by Stephen R. Bown

White Eskimo : Knud Rasmussen's fearless journey into the heart of the Arctic, by Stephen R. Bown

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White Eskimo : Knud Rasmussen's fearless journey into the heart of the Arctic
Title
White Eskimo
Title remainder
Knud Rasmussen's fearless journey into the heart of the Arctic
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen R. Bown
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Language
eng
Summary
"While Amundsen, Franklin, and Peary were first to explore the furthest geographical reaches of the Polar North, Knud Rasmussen was the first to explore its culture and its soul. Part Danish, part Inuit, the famed explorer anthropologist made an epic three year journey by dog sled from Greenland to Alaska recording not only the landscapes but also the songs and stories of the Eskimo people. In the ranks of the great explorer/writers who opened hitherto impenetrable cultures to the West--T.E. Lawrence in the Mideast, Wilfred Thesiger among the Bedouin, Richard Burton in Africa or among the Sufi--Rasmussen stars not only for his physical courage and ability to assimilate into the life of indigenous peoples, but also for the beauty of his writing. Across Arctic America and his collection of Eskimo songs and stories are classics of Polar literature. There has been no full-scale biography of Rasmussen in English, and Stephen Bown's splendidly received life of Roald Amundsen makes him the perfect writer to record the great journeys and fascinating life of the Inuit from Greenland through the Northwest Passage, to Alaska"--
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Provided by publisher
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Bown, Stephen R
Dewey number
  • [Axis360]
  • 917.1904/2092
Index
index present
LC call number
G635.R3
LC item number
B68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Baker & Taylor Axis 360
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  • Rasmussen, Knud
  • Rasmussen, Knud
  • Arctic regions
  • Greenland
Target audience
adult
Label
White Eskimo : Knud Rasmussen's fearless journey into the heart of the Arctic, by Stephen R. Bown
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Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "I must go and see the New People" -- Part One. New Sun -- On Greenland's Stony Shores -- The Temptations of Copenhagen -- The Danish Literary Expedition -- Part Two. Midnight Sun -- The New People -- The Kingdom of the North Wind -- The First Thule Expedition -- Before the Eye of Day -- Ground Dearly Paid For -- A Time for Dreaming -- Part Three. Return of the Moon -- The Land Beyond the Great Sea -- The Great Sled Journey -- Part Four. Northern Lights -- Records of a Vanishing World -- Final Journeys -- Epilogue: Timeless Stories
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780306822834
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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0016348589
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927386972
  • (OCoLC)ocn927386972
  • 1278585
  • 1278585
  • 1301857
Label
White Eskimo : Knud Rasmussen's fearless journey into the heart of the Arctic, by Stephen R. Bown
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "I must go and see the New People" -- Part One. New Sun -- On Greenland's Stony Shores -- The Temptations of Copenhagen -- The Danish Literary Expedition -- Part Two. Midnight Sun -- The New People -- The Kingdom of the North Wind -- The First Thule Expedition -- Before the Eye of Day -- Ground Dearly Paid For -- A Time for Dreaming -- Part Three. Return of the Moon -- The Land Beyond the Great Sea -- The Great Sled Journey -- Part Four. Northern Lights -- Records of a Vanishing World -- Final Journeys -- Epilogue: Timeless Stories
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780306822834
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016348589
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927386972
  • (OCoLC)ocn927386972
  • 1278585
  • 1278585
  • 1301857

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