An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons

An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons


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Arctic researcher, author, and photographer Norman Hallendy’s journey to the far north began in 1958, when many Inuit, who traditionally lived on the land, were moving to permanent settlements created by the Canadian government. In this unique memoir, Hallendy writes of his adventures, experiences with strange Arctic phenomena, encounters with wildlife, and deep friendships with Inuit elders. Very few have worked so closely with the Inuit to document their traditions, and, in this book, Hallendy preserves their voices and paints an incomparable portrait of a vibrant culture in a remote landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771642309
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Norman Hallendy is an Arctic researcher and internationally recognized ethnographer, author, lecturer, and photographer. His previous books include Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic and Tukiliit: The Stone People Who Live in the Wind.

William W. Fitzhugh is director of the Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center and is a Senior Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History.

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