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White Eskimo : Knud Rasmussen's fearless journey into the heart of the Arctic

Author: Stephen R Bown
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Da Capo Press editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Knud Rasmussen; Knud Rasmussen; Knud Rasmussen; Knud Rasmussen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Bown
ISBN: 9780306822827 0306822822
OCLC Number: 910936242
Notes: "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Description: xxv, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Stephen R. Bown.

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As T. E. Lawrence did for the Arab world and Richard Burton did for the heart of Africa, Knud Rasmussen opened the landscape and culture of the Arctic. Stephen Bown, biographer of Roald Amundsen,  Read more...

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Praise for White Eskimo Booklist, 9/15/15 "Rasmussen [is] one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers...Bown has done an excellent job of bringing Rasmussen to life--another first-rate entry Read more...

 
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Well done, Stephen!

by PhillipTaylor (WorldCat user published 2016-01-21) Excellent Permalink

BOWN’S EXCELLENT BIOGRAPHY OF RASMUSSEN IS NOT JUST A BLACK AND WHITE ADVENTURE

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

It takes special people to visit the Poles, as my relatives would agree. We now have Bown’s brilliant explanation...
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