High Arctic: An Expedition to the Unspoiled North

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P. S. Eriksson, 1971 - Bathurst Island (N.W.T.) - 116 pages
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Narrative of the author's ornithological expedition to Bathurst Island in 1969, illustrated with many of the author's bird paintings and with photographs by David F. Parmelee, Stewart D. MacDonald, David R. Gray, and Philip Taylor.

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George Miksch Sutton was born on May 16, 1898 in Bethany, Nebraska. By the age of twelve he was taking taxidermy lessons at the Northwestern School of Taxidermy. Sutton worked at the Carnegie Museum while attending Bethany College in West Virginia. He became the State Ornithologist of Pennsylvania but later left the position to attend Cornell University, where he became its Curator of Birds. After he fought in World War II, Suttton taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Oklahoma. After a few expeditions, Sutton wrote the books Eskimo Year and Birds in the Wilderness. He later wrote the book Icelandic Summer and designed an Icelandic Postage Stamp, for both of which he was awarded the Knight Cross Order of the Falcon by the Icelandic Government. George Miksch Sutton died on December 7, 1982.

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