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Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879 – 1962), of North Dakota, was an arctic explorer and ethnologist. Because of his studies of the Eskimos, his discoveries of land, the application of new ideas and new methods of exploration, Stefansson was considered the foremost polar explorer of his day, and one of the few great explorers of all time.

During a period of three or four years Mr
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Hardcover, 348 pages
Published July 25th 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1922)
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Daven Savoie
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing descriptions of life in the arctic. Eskimos thrive and enjoy life in places these explorers would di
Amazing description of life in the arctic. Impressive detail and approach to explaining his experiences. The seem less way the Eskimos have adapted to the way of life in the most hostile terrain is something to really think about when considering the strength of humankind and our enxlsss ability to adapt.
Robert S Byrne
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jill J
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommended

This is a wonderful book written by the rarest of people, a highly educated white of the early twentieth century who doesn't treat indigenous people as inferior. Very interesting and enjoyable description of arctic life.
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Shane
A great story about a turn-of-the-century sociologist and his quest to live with the native populations of the North American Arctic.
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Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Non-fiction, travel to the Far North, living with Eskimo. Events of the beginning XX c, still wilderness around, Hudson Bay Company times.

Even, slow flowing travel observations, then more interesting descriptions of what he encountered, in Wilkie Collins and Dr. Watson style.

The kind of life was there, inventive solutions for real life problems at such harsh climate, what could be done to prevent life threatening misadventures that earlier explorers encountered. Live and learn.

Some interestin
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