Mr. Stefansson tells here of how he became an explorer and of his first trip into the Arctic. He gives all the details that every one wants to know: how he learned to build a snow house and to be comfortable in one; how he learned to hunt seals and caribou and to travel by land and sea and to live in comfort; what the Eskimos are like and how they live; and just what sort of a place the “Great North” is. This is a book for the young of all ages in whom there is alive the love of pushing into the unknown. Written after eleven years of exploration, this is a ripened account of early adventures informed by later experiences.
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