NORDØSTGRØNLAND 1908-60. Fangstmandsperioden

Extended revised version on the way. Will be released on October 25, 2019. Comes to pre-order and sale on this website.

In the early 1900s, Northeast Greenland had a scattered population of very special casting: Danish and Norwegian hunters, who settled on the coast many miles to the nearest neighbor. They brought supplies for a couple of years as well as a good deal of courage and endurance. The purpose was to collect fox and polar bear skins that could be sold in Europe and secure the future at home. Often it took years to stay in Northeast Greenland.

In this book, the story of the stations where hunters, scientists, and sledge patrols wintered and gives an impression of the many personalities that put their lives on the story. The book also contains a complete list of cabins, houses and stations in the area; information collected over decades of research in the archives, at the hunters and in North-East Greenland.

The new edition is an updated and expanded version of the book, which first appeared in 1994. It contains a wealth of new information on each cabin, house and station, the people who have used them and the work done over the past 25 years have been done to preserve the historic buildings. In addition, the content includes the revised version of 1,100 images - new as historical - and a register with more than 2,500 index words. The 1994 edition had approx. 400 pictures and approx. 1,900 index words.