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Title:The Fourth World; The Heritage of the Arctic and Its Destruction
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.60)
Item ID:SB00-0116514
Publisher:The Bodley Head, London, 1987
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
The Bodley Head, 1987, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Photographic

introduction by author, list of illustrations, list of maps, acknowledgements, notes on published sources, glossary, bibliography and index. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with blue and white colour titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A look at the native people of the Arctic region, the Inuit (Eskimos) and the Sami (Lapps), and how for thousands of years they survived in a hostile environment through rigourous discipline and strong communal bonds. This community and bonding has been destroyed (or all but) and nothing of value to replace it, except disease, liquor and firearms, with the advent of European exploration, missionaries, early warning military defences etc., etc. The author goes into this destruction of the native peoples of the polar region and the cost not only to them, but to the world. Softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Browning of the textblock edges and pages. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - XII, [7], 4-240 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Arctic; Environment & Ecology. ISBN: 0370306961. ISBN/EAN: 9780370306964. Inventory No: 0116514.
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