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This Cold Heaven

(2001)
Seven Seasons in Greenland
A non fiction book by

 
 
For the last decade, Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the treacherous beauty of a world that is defined by ice. In This Cold Heaven she combines the story of her travels with history and cultural anthropology to reveal a Greenland that few of us could otherwise imagine.

Ehrlich unlocks the secrets of this severe land and those who live there; a hardy people who still travel by dogsled and kayak and prefer the mystical four months a year of endless darkness to the gentler summers without night. She discovers the twenty-three words the Inuit have for ice, befriends a polar bear hunter, and comes to agree with the great Danish-Inuit explorer Knud Rasmussen that "all true wisdom is only to be found far from the dwellings of man, in great solitudes." This Cold Heaven is at once a thrilling adventure story and a meditation on the clarity of life at the extreme edge of the world.

    

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Hardback Editions

February 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
Author(s): Gretel Ehrlich
ISBN: 1-84115-722-8 / 978-1-84115-722-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
Author(s): Gretel Ehrlich
ISBN: 0-679-44200-6 / 978-0-679-44200-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: THIS COLD HEAVEN: Seven Seasons in Greenland
Author(s): Gretel Ehrlich
ISBN: 0-00-729190-6 / 978-0-00-729190-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
Author(s): Gretel Ehrlich
ISBN: 1-84115-723-6 / 978-1-84115-723-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
Author(s): Gretel Ehrlich
ISBN: 0-679-75852-6 / 978-0-679-75852-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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