The Arctic Diary of Russell Williams Porter: Friis, Herman R., ed.
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The Arctic Diary of Russell Williams Porter

Author(s): Friis, Herman R., ed.

Copyright: 1976, Univ Press of Virginia, Charlottesville
Specifications: 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 172, color frontis, 4 color & 75 bw illus, 4 maps, blue cloth
Condition: dj w/ small pull top spine, light rubbing, near fine, cloth fine

Porter served as astronomer, scientist, surveyor and cartographer, and artist over the course of 18 years in the Arctic regions to Greenland, Franz Josef Land, northern British Columbia, and Labrador. He was with 10 Arctic expeditions from 1894 – 1912, journeying with Frederick Cook and Robert Peary. His diary, composed in 1930-31, relates his experiences.

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