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ICE MUSEUM : TO SHETLAND  GERMANY  ICELA, JOANNA KAVENNA
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Author Name    JOANNA KAVENNA

Title   ICE MUSEUM : TO SHETLAND GERMANY ICELA

Binding   TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition   GOOD CONDITION

Publisher    PENGUIN

ISBN Number    014303846X / 9780143038467

Seller ID   IM46020

A legend, a land once seen and then lost forever, Thule was a place beyond the edge of the maps, a mystery for thousands of years. And to the Nazis, Thule was an icy Eden, birthplace of Nordic "purity." In this exquisitely written narrative, Joanna Kavenna wanders in search of Thule, to Shetland, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Greenland, and Svalbard, unearthing the philosophers, poets, and explorers who claimed Thule for themselves, from Richard Francis Burton to Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen. Marked by breathtaking snowscapes, haunting literature, and the cold specter of past tragedies, this is a wondrous blend of travel writing and detective work that is impossible to set down. RVIEW: Thule, real or not, is ripe and beguiling material for a literary and geographic adventurer, and Kavenna is formidable on both fronts. . . . Highly cerebral, erudite, refreshing. ("The New York Times Book Review")

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