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The Warm Arctic

Price, Norman

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ISBN 10: 1846242304 / ISBN 13: 9781846242304
Published by Book Guild Ltd, East Susex, United Kingdom, 2008
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2008 1st Edition, Clean Fine book, Jacket has 1/4" tear and mild shelfwear 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012394

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Title: The Warm Arctic

Publisher: Book Guild Ltd, East Susex, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Norman Price has visited most of the countries within the Arctic Circle, from Finland to Alaska, even penetrating the borders of the Russian Far East. Cold and hostile the terrain might be, but this engaging book reveals the warmth and friendliness of the people who inhabit one of the Earth's last great wildernesses.

It is his earnest desire to learn about the cultures of these people and his passion for the rugged beauty of the North that has drawn him back again and again to the 'land of the midnight sun'. In Greenland he finds 'the most northerly rose in the world', in Canada he is treated to a spectacular display of the aurora borealis 'hung in shimmering curtains', in Finland he endeavours to photograph a pure white reindeer against snow, while in Russia he finds beauty in the bleakest of places where ugliness is transformed by the kindness and humour of those he encounters.

Finally, in a memorable closing chapter, he passes the baton of his irrepressible fascination with the Arctic to his grandson as they explore the East Coast of Greenland together, providing an affectionate conclusion to a remarkable and inspiring travelogue.

About the Author Norman Price spent his childhood in Penang, from where he was evacuated to Australia during the Japanese occupation in World War II. After the war he returned to Malaya, where he learnt to fly, and served with the Malayan Auxiliary Police and later as a police officer in Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s.

Then he joined BOAC as an airline pilot and enjoyed 25 years of service, flying world-wide routes in heavy jet aircraft. At the same time he trained as a barrister, becoming a member of Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the Bar in 1975. He served a pupillage but did not practice afterwards, preferring instead to become a professional photographer, in which capacity he visited Bolivia in 1985 with Operation Raleigh.

His obsession with travelling the rim of the Arctic Ocean has been patiently indulged by his wife and family, and seems now to have been taken up by one of his eight grandchildren.

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