Anno: 2006
Rilegatura: Paperback
Pagine: 264 p.
Testo in English
Peso: 295 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803286238
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"Winter" is the strange and haunting record of one man's experiences in the Far North. Intensely intimate and totally individual, it is a story of events ordered by snow, ice, wind, cold, and the necessity to survive. In 1928 Cornelius Osgood journeyed to the Far North as an ethnographer for the Canadian government. While his scientific mission to study the lesser-known tribes of the Athapaskan peoples was a failure, the solitude of an isolated Arctic winter had a lasting effect on the writer.In "Winter", Osgood articulates the impact of an environment defined by 'the lovely loneliness of limitless land and sky, of snow and trees', and the truths of nature crystallized within it. Cornelius Osgood (1905-83) was a professor of anthropology at Yale as well as the curator of anthropology for the Yale Peabody Museum. He authored many classic works of anthropology, including "Koreans and Their Culture" and "The Han Indians: A Compilation of Ethnographic and Historical Data on the Alaska-Yukon Boundary Area". Nick Jans is a writer and teacher living in Juneau, Alaska. He is the author of many books, including "A Place Beyond: Finding Home in Arctic Alaska" and "The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears".