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Oomingmak; The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea

Matthiessen, Peter (Text and many photographs by)

Published by Hastings House., New York., 1967
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Red-brown cloth over boards. Silver Musk Ox icon; black titles. Photo illustrated jacket. 85 p. 22 cm. B&W photos, Line Art Map, Portraits. Nature Exploration / Alaska / Photographic Essay. The Nunivak Expedition set out to capture a group of musk ox calves and bring them back alive to civilization. The goal was to raise the animals to enhance the Eskimo economy with use of the fine wool of the musk ox. Author-photographer Peter Matthiessen presents here a literary work encompassing not just the expedition stages and the musk ox, but a work of Arctic life: the Eskimos, wildlife and wildflowers, the climate, and the excitement of the chase. A shorter version had previously appeared in The New Yorker magazine. Very good in very good dust jacket. Near fine. Minor top edge spotting, soiling. Light jacket spine fade. First edition. Presumed 1st; no print line. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.N0220007225

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Title: Oomingmak; The Expedition to the Musk Ox ...

Publisher: Hastings House., New York.

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hard cover

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