This is the personal record of an adventure across the icelands of the Canadian North by one of our most distinguished contemporary ornithologists and painters of birds, and an explorer extraordinaire It is an exhilaratingly fresh account of a recent journey made by George Miksch Sutton to remote and uninhabited Bathurst Island, located northwest of Baffin Bay about half way between the Arctic Circle and the northernmost lands known to man With a handful of colleagues he departed one late Spring as a member of an expedition sponsored by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Ottawa to study behaviour, life history, and distribution of Arctic shorebirds
In this book Dr Sutton describes his experiences and adventures - delightfully and informally
"You could put George Sutton, the bird artist, anywhere on the continent," wrote Roger Tory Peterson, "and he would know immediately what to look for "
And what he soon found on Bathurst was a rare collection of bird and mammal as can be found anywhere in the world: musk-oxen, Peary's caribou, white wolves, lemming, snowy horned owls, purple sandpipers, long-tailed jaegers, rock ptarmigan, ivory gulls Many of these he painted and eleven of them are depicted in full color in this book
About the author
George Sutton is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.