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Author Name:    BRUEMMER, Fred TAYLOR, William E., general editor BRUEMMER, Fred, photos. McGHEE, Robert

Title:   Arctic World. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Key Porter Books, Toronto, 1985, ISBN:0919493548 

Seller ID:   68750

BRUEMMER, Fred (Principal Writer and Photographer). The Arctic World. (Toronto) : Key Porter Books, (1985). First Printing. Pp 256. Folio, blue cloth.A general work full of excellent photographs (colour and b/w). "Encompassi ng the northern reaches of seven countries and an area of 28 million squaremiles, the Arctic is, in fact, one natural realm where plants, animals and humans have learned to live in a hostile climate." "Taylor has smoothly or ganized essays by Bruemmer and five other writers who discuss seven countries in the Arctic circle: history, people, animal and plant life. Included are 130 shots in color, displaying the grandeur and austerity of mountains, icebergs and frozen seas, as well as the glories of blooms and natural wonders unique to the Northern fastnesses. Black-and-white photos, no less striking, introduce the reader to the Lapps, Eskimo families, kittiwakes, walrus communities, polar bears and other wildlife in their habitats. The book'sunspoken but palpable plea is that the Arctic must be safeguarded and pres erved from corruption." - review on dj. Chapters by Fred Bruemmer: The Northern Vision; The Circumpolar Realm; Trial by Ice; Hunters and Herders; Early Exploration; The Arctic Route to Cathay; Fur Empires of Siberia and Alaska; Arctic Knights; From Furs to Factories. Other chapters: "Wildlife of theSea and Land" by Thor Larsen; "Plants of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic" by Fra ns Wielgolaski; "The Ancient Arctic" by Robert McGhee; "Polar Exploration" by A.S. Treshnikov; "A Changing World" by Ernest S. Burch, Jr. Foreword by William E. Taylor, Jr. Top edge browned, else very good in dustjacket. 30.00


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