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    Category Arctic;
    Author Hanson, Earl P
    Title STEFANSSON: PROPHET OF THE NORTH (Signed by Author & Stefansson).
    Publishing Information New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1941
    Description 1st Edition. xiii,241pp. illustrated, 29 b/w photographs, 1 map. Original beige cloth with blue titling to spine and front cover in illustrated price-clipped dutjacket. Presentation copy - gift dedication SIGNED by AUTHOR and by VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON. Biography of the American Arctic explorer from his early days on the Dakota prairies to his exploits in the Arctic. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962), the Arctic explorer and scientist who spent a total of ten winters and seven summers exploring Canada's northern regions. Stefansson, referred to as the "Prophet of the North", covered a distance of nearly 20,000 miles in his travels on foot and by dogsled, living among and adopting the clothing and habits of the native Inuit people. Stefansson, who became a lecturer at Dartmouth in the 1930s and 1940s, did much to change the image of the Arctic through his lectures and writings, portraying the region as friendly and hospitable. Dusjacket tatty with few pieces missing, covers edgewear, bump, contents clean. Very Good. A rare opportunity to purchase a signed piece of history.
    Price £120.00
    Keywords qpolarq, signed S1-Arc
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