Call of the North by Jean Malaurie
An Explorer's Journey to the North Pole

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Enraptured by the Inuit way of life ever since he became the first Frenchman to reach the North Pole by dog sled in 1951, Jean Malaurie records the disappearing traditions of the Inuits in a photo-documentary that is also an adventure story by one of the great explorers of our age. While leading more than 30 scientific expeditions from Greenland to Siberia, Malaurie has witnessed the changes thrust upon the Inuits as they have been wrenched from their traditional culture into the nuclear age. Malaurie's narrative and the colour photographs document awesome landscapes, daily life in igloos, whale-hunting scenes, shamanic rituals and more.
 

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Published October 1, 2001 by Harry N. Abrams. 351 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction