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Cold Comfort: My Love Affair with the Arctic
     

Cold Comfort: My Love Affair with the Arctic

by Graham W. Rowley
 

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Documenting an era of arctic exploration that is fast passing from living memory, Cold Comfort is a captivating account of a young archaeologist's experiences and perceptions of a completely alien, yet fascinating, environment and culture.

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Documenting an era of arctic exploration that is fast passing from living memory, Cold Comfort is a captivating account of a young archaeologist's experiences and perceptions of a completely alien, yet fascinating, environment and culture.

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Rowley, archaeologist and member of the last expedition in the Canadian North to depend on traditional techniques (the 1936 British expedition to the west coast of Baffin Island), writes a personal account of his experiences and his remembrances of a bygone age in Arctic history. B&w photographs, maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Rowley conveys an indefatigable sense of adventure and shares his excitement in the details of day-to-day life while travelling among the Inuit. His book is an engaging and informative piece of contemporary Arctic literature, worthy of standing among the best writings of his predecessors." John Moss, author of Enduring Dreams: An Exploration of Arctic Landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773518230
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Graham W. Rowley (1912-2003) was a research professor of northern and Native studies at Carleton University, Ottawa.

Susan Rowley, Graham Rowley's daughter, is co-editor of Uqalurait: An Oral History of Nunavut, associate professor of anthropology and

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