North-East Greenland 1908-60. The Trapper Era (SIGNED COPY)

By: Mikkelsen Peter Schmidt

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Book Condition: 527pp, pictorial hardback, New, signed by Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen. A fantastic publication packed with a huge wealth of useful information and historical interest both of which are superbly illustrated.


At last we have an English edition of Nordøstgrønland 1908-60 - Fangstmandsperioden. This updated and enlarged translation of the classic Danish edition from 1994 has been published in response to the request of the increasing number of English-speaking scientists, adventurers and tourists visiting North-East Greenland. But this is much more than a translation. The book is the overall account of places and people during the pioneer era in the largest national park on Earth: North-East Greenland. It also contains a large amount of new material, recorded by the NANOK-expeditions in 2003-2007 and published here for the first time. It includes an entirely revised catalogue over the more than 350 historical trappers’ huts and houses with GPS-positions as well as new and old photos. A number of newly discovered historical photos are also published here for the first time. In total the book has more than 1,000 photos of places and people, more than twice as many as in the Danish edition. The book is based on about 500 different sources: published books as well as private diaries and the author’s interviews and correspondence with hundreds of pioneers and key persons over the latest thirty years. Peter spent the years 1977-1979 in North-East Greenland as a member of the celebrated Danish SIRIUS dog sledge patrol, a special task force of the Royal Danish Navy. The primary task of SIRIUS is to maintain the Danish / Greenlandic sovereignty in the most remote part of Greenland. This is the large, uninhabited coastal area between Qaanaaq (Thule) in North-West Greenland and Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund) in East Greenland. The patrolling is still today done by means of dogs and sledges.

Title: North-East Greenland 1908-60. The Trapper Era (SIGNED COPY)

Author Name: Mikkelsen Peter Schmidt

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 2008 First Edition

Publisher: Scott Polar Research Institute: 2008

ISBN Number: 0901021067

ISBN Number 13: 9780901021069

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: 527pp, pictorial hardback, New, signed by Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen. A fantastic publication packed with a huge wealth of useful information and historical interest both of which are superbly illustrated.

Seller ID: 70302

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