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Greenland for $1.99

A brief (and illustrated) account
of a journey inside the Arctic Circle

by Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt

One recent summer, authors Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt were seeking a different travel experience in a place that had not yet been ‘discovered’. So they decided to head for Greenland.
As they quickly found out, Greenland is an easy country to
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Published December 8th 2013 by Prestwicke Publishing
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Megan
Jan 19, 2014 Megan rated it really liked it
A thoughtful and detailed description of a journey into fairly unchartered territory. The authors provide a glimpse of all the atypical (and for me unknown) aspects of Greenland: history, people, language, food, culture, landscape, and of course the glaciers! The photographs were an added bonus and brought the authors’ descriptions to life. The authors’ sense of adventure and straight-forward writing style left me with a desire to pack my bags and make the trek to Greenland. This was the first ...more
RitaSkeeter
Sep 06, 2014 RitaSkeeter rated it really liked it
Who doesn't dream of the next big adventure? There are so many places on my 'to see' list that it's stating to look a little like my 'to read' list. That is, long and hard to decide which next. I can't say that Greenland has ever hit either of those lists though. In fact, I can't even say I've really given Greenland much thought at all except to wonder why it is called 'Greenland' when it is covered in ice. But, sitting here sweltering in a heat wave seemed like a good time to travel to ...more
Megan
Feb 03, 2014 Megan rated it really liked it
Greenland for $1.99 – the title may sound a bit misleading as my initial thought was that the authors managed to travel to and explore Greenland for cheap. Well, seeing the sights in Greenland certainly isn’t cheap; what the authors have done is provide their readers with an inexpensive way to experience the beauty and diversity of the world’s largest island. This book is part travel log and part history lesson nicely mixed together. The reader enjoyed facts on culture and history as the authors ...more
Shannon
Feb 04, 2014 Shannon rated it liked it
*I received a free kindle copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, however, this has not influenced my review in any way.*

"It doesn't matter why you go, only that you do," say the authors. And for someone whose only way to go is through a book, this one certainly took me there.

The authors told the story of their travels to Greenland, imparting geographical and historical facts of the country and the people, and figures regarding populations (amazingly small), the sizes of things such
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Jessica
Jan 29, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What better way to "travel" to Greenland on a really tiny budget than through this book. I enjoyed the casual, relaxed writing style - no long preambles and very straightforward - which made it a quick and easy read. However, it is not so concise to the point of excluding any crucial information about the country's history and the descriptions about the geography of each city were detailed enough to form a mental picture of the place. Photographs are also included, which to me is a bonus in a ...more
Stephanie Mayo
Feb 21, 2014 Stephanie Mayo rated it really liked it
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Never had I thought Greenland would be on my list of places to go, but thanks to this book I feel a pull. This is another great read that is accompanied by stunning photos. "Greenland" is a journey to experience part of the Arctic Circle, its people and its traditions. With a haunting description of Greenland's ice caps, glaciers and interesting people; I was left feeling intrigued and cold as though I was right there!
Peter
Aug 11, 2015 Peter rated it really liked it
Well written, simple book cataloging a trip around Greenland. Though not very thorough, it provides a very nice snapshot of life in that wonderful country.
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Aug 21, 2015 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
We are contemplating a travel to Nuuk and therefore read this useful travelexperience.
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Richard Starks is a former journalist, editor and publisher, and is now a full-time writer.

"I've written nine books so far, but sometimes feel I'm just getting started.

My latest book is a crime thriller, Money Doesn't Talk, It Kills (Prestwicke Publishing, 2014), which is now available as an ebook for Kindle and all other ereaders.

My other books include two more novels: a political thriller (publi
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“More concerning, the decade to 2010 was the warmest that Greenland has seen — at least in the 120 years for which records have been kept. Furthermore, the Arctic summers of 2010, 2011 and 2012 were the warmest since at least the 1400s.” 0 likes
“an Arctic desert with no rain and minimal vegetation that was every bit as desolate and bleak as the Tibetan plateau. Along the way we passed what is billed as “the world’s most northerly golf course”, laid out in 1986 by a couple of bored helicopter pilots working for Greenland Air with the help of a night watchman from the Kangerlussuaq Hotel.” 0 likes
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