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Ehrlich, Gretel. This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland. New York: Vintage Books, 2001.

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Hornell, James. Water Transport: Origins and Early Evolution. Cambridge, U.K.: University Press, 1946.

Jennings, John, et al. The Canoe: A Living Tradition. Toronto: Firefly Books, Ltd., 2002.

Jensen, P. Scavenius. The Greenland Kayak and Its Implements. Translated by G. A. W. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1982.

Longyard, William H. A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels. International Marine/McGraw Hill, 2003.

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———. Farthest North: The Incredible Three-Year Voyage to the Frozen Latitudes of the North [Abridged], ed. John Krakauer. Modern Library Explorations, 1999.

———. In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1911.

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Nelson, Richard K. Hunters of the Northern Ice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

———. Shadow of the Hunter: Stories of Eskimo Life. University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Niven, Jennifer. The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk. London: Pan Books, 2001.

Oswalt, Wendell. Eskimos and Explorers. Novato, Calif.: Chandler and Sharp, Inc., 1979.

Qunerseeq, Rosing. Inuit: My Photographs, Pictures from Greenland 1959–92. Forlaget Atugkat, 2005.

Rasmussen, Knud. Across Arctic America: Narrative of the Fifth Thule Expedition (Classic Reprint Series) (Paperback). University of Alaska Press, 1999.

Ray, Dorthy Jean. Aleut and Eskimo Art: Tradition and Innovation in South Alaska. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Robert-Lamblin, Joëlle, “Le kayak aléoute vu par son constructeur et utilisateur et la chasse à la loutre de mer,” Objects et Mondes 20, no. 1 (1980):15. English translation available online: “The Aleut Kayak As Seen by Its Builder and User and the Sea Otter Hunt,”

Scherman, Katherine. Spring on an Arctic Island. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1956.

Victor, Paul-Emile, and Joelle Robert-Lamblin. La Civilisation du Phoque.2 vols. Volume 1: Jeux, Gestes et Techniques des Eskimo D’Ammassalik. Paris: Armand Colin – Raymond Chabaud 1989. Volume 2: Legendes, Rites et Croyances des Eskimo D’Ammassalik. Bayonne: Raymond Chabaud, 1993.

Victor, Paul-Emile. My Eskimo Life. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1938.

Walsøe, Per. Goodbye Thule: The Compulsory Relocation in 1953. Tiderne Skifter, 2003.



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