Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Arctic (Google eBook)

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D & M Publishers, Dec 1, 2009 - Social Science - 128 pages
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The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Built from whatever stones are at hand, each one is unique. Inuksuit are among the oldest and most important objects placed by humans upon the vast Arctic landscape and have become a familiar symbol of the Inuit and their homeland.In author Norman Hallendy’s forty years of travels throughout the Arctic, he developed deep and lasting friendships with a number of Inuit elders. Through them, he learned that inuksuit are a nuanced, complex and vital form of communication. Hallendy’s dramatic color photos of many different kinds of inuksuit and objects of veneration capture not only a sense of wonder and power but reveal the unfamiliar Arctic landscape in all its magical beauty.
  

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Inuksuit: silent messengers of the Arctic

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In the barren but incredibly beautiful polar regions west of Greenland, from Baffin Island to the Northwest Territories of Canada, stone figures rise above the ground in mysterious and awesome ... Read full review

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Amazing book! This book is more than just a study of the Inuit tradition of stone monuments that are used for landmarkers and long-range communication. It's really a look inside the mindset of the ... Read full review

Contents

THE SENSE OF WONDER
8
FIRST ENCOUNTERS
21
SILENT MESSENGERS
44
PLACES OF POWER OBJECTS OF VENERATION
76
IN THE STILLNESS OF THE MOMENT
113
INUKSUK TYPES FUNCTIONS AND RELATED FEATURES
116
BIBLIOGRAPHY
119
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
122
INDEX
124
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About the author (2009)

Norman Hallendy is an Arctic researcher, writer, photographer, designer, artist and chronicler of Inuit life and landscapes. A traveller in the Arctic for over forty years, he is director of the Tukilik Project. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

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