Greenland by the Polar Sea: The Story of the Thule Expedition from Melville Bay to Cape Morris Jesup

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MR. KNUD RASMUSSEN occupies a unique place amongst polar explorers because, as the son of a Danish pastor in Greenland, he spent the first fourteen years of his life amongst the Eskimo, knowing their language like his own and entering into their modes of life as to the manner born. There was thus nothing strange or repulsive to him in the diet, the clothing, or the housing of the Eskimo, and after his education at the University of Copenhagen, he turned to the exploration of Greenland and the study of its people as naturally as a seal takes to the water.

Greenland by the Polar Sea: The Story of the Thule Expedition from Melville Bay to Cape Morris Jesup.

By Knud Rasmussen. Translated from the Danish by A. Kenney and R. Kenney. Pp. xxiv+327+pls. and maps. (London: W. Heinemann, 1921.) 36s. net.

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MILL, H. Greenland by the Polar Sea: The Story of the Thule Expedition from Melville Bay to Cape Morris Jesup . Nature 109, 702–704 (1922). https://doi.org/10.1038/109702a0

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