Confessions of an Igloo Dweller : Memories of the Old Arctic

By: Houston, James

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320 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Dust jacket has superficial rubbing. Edges of dust jacket have light bumping. Dust jacket is unclipped. Dust jacket is protected in clear, plastic sleeve. Pages are lightly tanned. James Houston lived among Inuit in the Canadian Arctic between 1948 and 1962. He slept in their igloos, ate raw fish and seal meat, wore skin clothing, traveled by dog team, hunted walrus, learned how to build a snowhouse, and raised a family. While doing so, he helped change the Arctic. Impressed by the natural artistic skills of the people, he encouraged the development of exhibits and sales of Inuit art in the south - sales that have brought millions of dollars to its creators. Confessions of an Igloo Dweller, a wonderful piece of storytelling, recounts Houston's fascinating and often hilarious adventures among a confident, smiling people who spoke no English. Taking readers into the heart of Inuit culture, it joins the tradition established by Fridtjof Nansen, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, and Farley Mowat. A book full of adventure and anecdote as well as the delights of art and the hazards of cold, it is illustrated with forty drawings by the author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0395788900. ISBN/EAN: 9780395788905. Inventory No: 20090046. Hardcover

Title: Confessions of an Igloo Dweller : Memories of the Old Arctic

Author: Houston, James

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: USA, Houghton Mifflin: 1995

ISBN Number: 0395788900

ISBN Number 13: 9780395788905

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

kg: 0.65 kg

Seller ID: 20090046

Keywords: BZDB5 Biography & Autobiography; Confessions of an Igloo Dweller : Memories of the Old Arctic Hardcover,