The Friendly Arctic.
by [Arctic Exploration] Stefansson, Vilhjalmur.
A Very Good copy in blue cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine and front cover. There are shallow tears to the tot he head of the spine and some moisture mottling to one corner of the rear board but otherwise a sound copy. This copy is not only inscribed by Stefansson on the half title page but also signed again by him on the title page. All tipped in maps are present as are the two maps in the pocket affixed inside the rear board. This expedition account tells the story of his travels and trials in the Canadian High Arctic in the years between 1913-1918, based on Stefanssonís photographs, manuscripts and diaries, The account has been considered a key text to Stefansson's Arctic career, and provides a textbook example of his characteristic theory of living off the country in the so-called Eskimo way. An explorer, anthropologist and a prolific writer, Stefansson (1879-1962) was often referred to as the Prophet of the North and his legacy remains intimately connected to current issues of human-environmental relations, sustainable use of natural resources, and social and cultural viability in the Arctic region. His legacy is especially important for what he did to change the image of the Arctic.
Edition: Third Printing
Book Id: 25895