Books: The Friendly Arctic

BLACK SUNLIGHT—Earl Rossman —Oxford University Press ($1.75). With so many bold men preparing these spring days to explore by air over the icy wastes of the Polar Sea, this journalistic account of life on the upper fringes of Alaska makes a well-timed appearance. As Explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson agrees in the preface, it is a good kind of introduction to "the friendly Arctic" for folk who have never been there, since Author Rossman was a tenderfoot when he took his cinema cameras to the Eskimo village of Wainwright* and settled down for the...

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