My Arctic Journal: A Year among Ice-Fields and Eskimos

My Arctic Journal: A Year among Ice-Fields and Eskimos

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by Josephine Peary
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815411987

ISBN-13: 9780815411987

Pub. Date: 02/25/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Wife of self-proclaimed North Pole discoverer Robert Edwin Peary, Josephine Peary was the first woman apart from the Inuit to take part in an Arctic expedition. My Arctic Journal, unavailable for nearly a century, is Peary's memoir of the time she spent, from June of 1891 to August of 1892, accompanying her husband and his exploration party across the northernmost

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Wife of self-proclaimed North Pole discoverer Robert Edwin Peary, Josephine Peary was the first woman apart from the Inuit to take part in an Arctic expedition. My Arctic Journal, unavailable for nearly a century, is Peary's memoir of the time she spent, from June of 1891 to August of 1892, accompanying her husband and his exploration party across the northernmost expanses of Greenland. Peary recounts in detail the hardships of life in the frozen North, and describes at length the customs of the Inuit natives, among whom she spent a great deal of time. She also tells of her experiences hunting near the top of the world, and gives her impressions of the other members of the expedition, who included explorers Dr. Frederick Cook and Matthew Henson. Richly illustrated and written with candor and emotion, My Arctic Journal is a unique gem of an exploration memoir.

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ISBN-13:
9780815411987
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.72(d)

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My Arctic Journal: A Year among Ice-Fields and Eskimos 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A large barren plain covered with snow and ice. A few bushes scatter the landscape. Arctic hares and geese live here.