Northward Over the "Great Ice" Volume 2; A Narrative of Life and Work Along the Shores and Upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897 with a Description of the Little Tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the Most Northerly H

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General Books, May 8, 2012 - 112 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...three deer, killed by Panikpah and Matt at Kangerdlooksoah, during the last of the twilight. Next after an abundant supply of food, the most important item affecting the comfort of the Arctic traveller is his winter quarters. The houses erected for my expeditions have been constructed after a new design, and possess new features. They have consisted of an inner shell made as nearly air-tight as possible; separated, by an air space of from one to three feet, from an outer shell, also air-tight. The roof is practically flat, and the entire structure surrounded by a continuous, closed, nearly flat-roofed corridor, four to six feet wide, the outer wall built of the boxes containing supplies, and banked with snow outside. By this method of construction, the house is protected completely from the fierce assaults of the winter storms. In severe stress of weather it can, like the Eskimo huts, be completely covered in with snow. Every package of supplies is perfectly accessible, and the corridor affords ample room for work upon and storage of equipment. The most advantageous way of modifying the I. Double floor, tongued and grooved, with tarred paper between. 2, 2, 2, 2. Inner sheathing, tongued and grooved, and lined with blankets or felt. 3, 3. Double windows. 4. Overhead sash to prolong Arctic day as much as posstble, covered with hay in winter. 5, 5. 5, $, Outer sheathing, tongued and grooved, with tarred paper nailed toit inside and out, and outer joints covered with battens. 6. Lantern or skylight. 7. 7i 7. 7-Air spaces between inner and outer sheathing, from I to 3 feet wide. 3, 8. Corridors, 5 to 6 feet wide, and 6 to 7 feet high, extending entirely round house, and serving loth as a protection from cold and as storehouses. 9, g. Walls formed of the boxes of...

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