Lands that Hold One Spellbound: A Story of East Greenland
University of Calgary Press, 2008 - 322 Seiten
"Far north, hidden behind grim barriers of pack ice, are lands that hold one spellbound. Gigantic imaginary gates, with hinges set in the horizon, seem to guard these lands. Slowly the gates swing open, and one enters another world where men are insignificant amid the awesome immensity of lonely mountains, fjords, and glaciers." - Louise Boyd, photographer, 1935 Lands that Hold One Spellbound is an informal history of East Greenland. Spencer Apollonio has written the only known overview of the history of this region, summarizing indigenous settlements over four millennia, and describing European explorations from the Norse period to recent years. East Greenland, running from Kap Farvel in the south to Kap Morris Jesup in the north, is an immense land of great mountains and fjords, of glaciers and meadowlands, and contrasts of weather perhaps unique in the world. It has been colonized seven different times over 4,000 years by migrants from the west. Intrepid explorers returned year after year, attracted by this land which captivated and enthralled them. But its history has never before been told. Here, each of the European and American expeditions are recounted, relying extensively on the explorers' original accounts, as well as on the author's often highly evocative narration. Apollonio details the struggles of vessels to reach the coast through the ice pack, the longest Arctic sledge journeys, the peculiar story of World War II in East Greenland, and the impact of centuries of exploration and change on Greenland's indigenous populations.
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1 The Pioneers Ancient people First Europeans Scoresby Clavering Graah Koldewey
2 Danish Preeminence Holm and Garde Ryder Nathorst Peary Amdrup MyliusErichsen Mikkelsen Rasmussen Koch Mikklesen
3 International Interest Wordie Koch Wordie Watkins Boyd
4 Exploration Research Politics Sovereignty Norway The World Court Koch Rasmussen Mikkelsen
5 A Diversity of Expeditions and Interests Rymill Boyd Lindsay Courtauld Wager Diversified interests Boyd
6 Exploration Completed Society Transformed Knuth War Knuth Simpson Our times Compulsory civilization
Amdrup Ammassalik Arctic arrived August bear began boat Boyd Brønlund Bugt camp Captain Clavering Ø climbed coast of Greenland crew Danes Danish Danmark Expedition Danmark Fjord Danmarkshavn Denmark depot dogs drifting Dronning Louise Land east coast East Greenland Ejnar Mikkelsen Eskimonæs exploration farther north Franz Joseph Fjord gale geological geologist glaciers Gletscher Godthaab Graah Gustav Holm hunting ice floes ice sheet icebergs Iceland Independence Fjord inland ice Inuit Iversen James Wordie journey July Kangerdlugssuaq Kejser Franz Joseph Knud Rasmussen Knuth Lauge Koch Lawrence Wager Lieutenant Mikkelsen mountains muskox muskoxen Mylius-Erichsen Nanortalik Norway Norwegian Øer open water outer coast pack ice party Peary Land polar reached region returned rocks sailed Scoresby Sund sea ice seals September Shannon Ø ship shore sledge snow station summer survey Tasiilaq tent Thule umiaks Veslekari vessel voyage Watkins weather whales wind winter Wordie wrote Koldewey