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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ehrlich, Gretel
  • Rasmussen, Knud
  • Greenland
  • Greenland
Label
This cold heaven : seven seasons in Greenland, Gretel Ehrlich
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • 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
  • Darkness Visible: Uummannaq, Greenland, 1995
  • Nanuq: The Polar Bear, 1999
  • Spring to Summer: Qaanaaq, 1999
  • Summer: Qaanaaq, 1999
  • Autumn, 1999
  • Epilogue, January 2001
  • 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
Control code
45610031
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780679442004
Lccn
00069277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
This cold heaven : seven seasons in Greenland, Gretel Ehrlich
Publication
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
  • 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
  • Darkness Visible: Uummannaq, Greenland, 1995
  • Nanuq: The Polar Bear, 1999
  • Spring to Summer: Qaanaaq, 1999
  • Summer: Qaanaaq, 1999
  • Autumn, 1999
  • Epilogue, January 2001
  • 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
Control code
45610031
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780679442004
Lccn
00069277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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