230 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 in
July 6, 2000
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552124088
ISBN - 13: 9781552124086
About the Book
He wanted a chance to explore a part of the Arctic, not to live adventurously, but things happened to Siegfried Bucher that were stranger and often more exciting and frightening than anything he could have imagined.
He sledded with an Inuk on the frozen off-shore, encountered dangerous ice conditions, had near-fatal confrontations with polar bears, and experienced severe storms, all of which contributed to his extensive knowledge of the Arctic. Dangerous Encounters is Bucher's story
From the Publisher
Having quit engineering, Bucher became involved in exploration of the Northland of Canada, primarily the high-Arctic. The story in hand is about a scientific exploration on the ice-covered offshores in the Queen Elizabeth Islands. It is not a scientific essay or just another adventure book. It is a reconstruction of an Arctic exploration that can never be restored or repeated in the way it was conducted, nor in its significance as a scientific endeavor--it was a first and only.
The main theme of the story revolves around the ways this remote and, at that time, mostly unexplored part of the Arctic affected me: the loneliness, the cold, the harsh beauty, the physical and mental stress the author endured, and the addictive effect the Arctic had on him.
Companion volume: The Calling and the Spell