Scientific exploration took Freuchen to Greenland first. The lure of the north brought him back. This is absorbingly interesting -- one of the best books on arctic life that I have read, and much more human than most of them. One feels the personalities of the Eskimos among whom he lived, not just sensing them as stage properties and background. Spiced with adventure -- narrow margins of life and death -- contacts with the outside world in famous explorers who crossed his path -- and a keen sense of humor, sympathy, understanding. I liked it immensely -- it is a distinctly enriching book.