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The Resource This cold heaven : seven seasons in Greenland, Gretel Ehrlich

This cold heaven : seven seasons in Greenland, Gretel Ehrlich

Label
This cold heaven : seven seasons in Greenland
Title
This cold heaven
Title remainder
seven seasons in Greenland
Statement of responsibility
Gretel Ehrlich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this travelogue, Ehrlich combines the story of her travels with history and cultural anthropology to reveal a Greenland that few of us could otherwise imagine. She unlocks the secrets of this severe land and those who live there; a hardy people who still travel by dogsled and kayak and prefer the mystical four months a year of endless darkness to the gentler summers without night. She discovers the twenty-three words the Inuit have for ice, befriends a polar bear hunter, and comes to agree with the great Danish-Inuit explorer Knud Rasmussen that "all true wisdom is only to be found far from the dwellings of man, in great solitudes." This Cold Heaven is at once a thrilling adventure story and a meditation on the clarity of life at the extreme edge of the world. -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OKX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrlich, Gretel
Dewey number
998.2/0092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G743
LC item number
.E47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ehrlich, Gretel
  • Rasmussen, Knud
  • Ehrlich, Gretel
  • Rasmussen, Knud
  • Travel
  • Greenland
  • Greenland
Label
This cold heaven : seven seasons in Greenland, Gretel Ehrlich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1080476
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780679758525
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679758525
  • (OCoLC)51926415
Label
This cold heaven : seven seasons in Greenland, Gretel Ehrlich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1080476
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780679758525
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679758525
  • (OCoLC)51926415

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