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This cold heaven : seven seasons in Greenland

Author: Gretel Ehrlich
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"For the last decade, Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the men and women who long for and love the complex frailties and treacherous beauty of a world defined by ice." "Greenland, the world's largest island, 840,000 square miles in extent, is covered by the largest continental ice sheet in the world." "Her guide, her inspiration, her companion in spirit was the great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ehrlich, Gretel.
This cold heaven.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2001
(OCoLC)606625794
Named Person: Gretel Ehrlich; Knud Rasmussen; Gretel Ehrlich; Knud Rasmussen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gretel Ehrlich
ISBN: 0679442006 9780679442004
OCLC Number: 45610031
Description: xv, 377 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Darkness Visible: Uummannaq, Greenland, 1995 --
Elisabeth, 1995 --
The Arctic Station, 1910-1917 --
The Second Thule Expedition Begins, 1917 --
The Homeward Journey, 1917 --
N by E: Illorsuit, July 1996 --
The Fifth Thule Expedition Begins, 1921 --
The Time Between Two Winters, 1922 --
Qaanaaq, 1997 --
The Fifth Thule Expedition, 1923 --
New Ice, 1923-1924 --
Qaanaaq, 1997 --
The Mackenzie Delta, 1924 --
Alaska, 1924 --
The Line That Ties Us: Leaving Qaanaaq, 1998 --
Winter to Spring, 1998 --
Aliberti's Ride, 1998 --
Palo's Wedding, 1998 --
Nanuq: The Polar Bear, 1999 --
Spring to Summer: Qaanaaq, 1999 --
Summer: Qaanaaq, 1999 --
Autumn, 1999 --
Epilogue, January 2001.
Responsibility: Gretel Ehrlich.
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"For the last decade, Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the men and women who long for and love the complex frailties and treacherous beauty of a world defined by ice." "Greenland, the world's largest island, 840,000 square miles in extent, is covered by the largest continental ice sheet in the world." "Her guide, her inspiration, her companion in spirit was the great Danish-Inuit explorer and ethnographer Knud Rasmussen. Between 1902 and his death in 1933 he launched seven expeditions: to record the unknown history and customs of the nomadic Eskimos; to chronicle the skills, beliefs, and crafts that made life in this climate possible and a matter of grace. For Rasmussen, "all true wisdom is only to be found far from the dwellings of man, in great solitudes." As she followed his trail, Ehrlich was to find the things that can open the mind to what is hidden from others. This Cold Heaven is at once a distillation of her many journeys, a path into a world divided into darkness and light and, finally, an attempt to capture the clarity that blinds us with surprise."--BOOK JACKET.

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