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University of Oklahoma Press


by Ernest S. Burch, Forman Werner


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ISBN-13: 9780806121260
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 06/01/1988
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Eskimos 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Wow, Eskimo culture is so beautiful! The clean page layout of this book encourages a quiet reading experience. Your eyes can easily drift from image to caption to body text and rest in ample pockets of white space. I feel so lucky to have such a complete survey of Eskimo culture; it’s like a private museum exhibit because the quality is there. If you’re reading this review, you are probably looking to learn more about Eskimo people. Why not start with this book? It’s beautiful and well-written by an expert in Eskimo culture and in writing about it. This is a book that I like to pick up and read in bite-size pieces. There is a lovely introduction and six chapters, including: Social Life, Fighting the Cold, Subsistence, Movement, World View, and Expression. The author, Ernest S. Burch, even took time to craft photo captions that are light & informative, which is a place I often find dry writing since it can come as an later-thought in the publishing process. Thankfully, photography is clearly an added value to the book as there are 130 color photographs in all. It’s really hard to do nothing but praise this book! Hopefully, if you appreciate good book design, well-written anthropology, and are looking to expand your view of Eskimo people, you feel confident from my review that this is a book worth buying. A good book to pair this with would be Freuchen’s Arctic Adventure, which is one of my most favorite real life adventure stories set in the same part of the world. It just felt good to receive this book. My book was formerly a member of the Dayton Metro Library, and it’s in great condition. I love the smell of old library books, but what I love even more are the plastic covers that sometimes come with them. The sound of opening and closing the book brings tingles through my hands, eyes, and ears as I am transported back to floor of my grade school library where we sat for book readings.