Biography of the Arctic botanist and author.
p. 70 , On her 1928-29 Greenland trip : Isobel had brought a stock of books, ranging from Hooker’s British Flora and Chambers dictionary to the Bible, Shakespeare, Scott, Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, W. H. Hudson, and a Scottish history, which she readily lent to her Danish friends. [ She wrote about the trip in her On Greenland’s Closed Shore (1930), which Knud Rasmussen praised in the book’s preface. ]
p. 92 , When back in Scotland : Isabel received a book that s he would later describe as the greatest treasure in her library. It was Knud Rasmussen’s Across Arctic America, inscribed to her by the author. Published in 1927, the book included Rasmussen’s narrative of his sled journey in 1923-24 from Hudson Bay to the edge of Siberia…. [ With Rasmussen’s book as her inspiration, Isobel began to study maps, read and reflect on her net foray into the North” the Alaska trip recounted in North to the Rime-ringed S un. ]