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Spring on an Arctic island (edició 1956)

de Katharine Scherman

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In the fall of 1966, at a university in the Northeast, 350 students signed up for a psychological survey on personal development and happiness. In 1977, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, then a young psychology professor, came across the study and decided to expand it. She tracked down the study's original participants and questioned them every decade until she had forty years' worth of data. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Whitbourne reveals the findings of this extensive project, a seminal piece of research into how people change over the course of their lifetimes. The results indicate something fascinating: No matter how old or how content you might currently feel, it is never too late to steer your life toward a greater sense of purpose and satisfaction. Western society often paints a pessimistic view of aging, a "best years are behind you" attitude. But Whitbourne challenges this notion and posits that it's possible to find fulfillment at any age. Guided by her research, she identifies five different life pathways and provides a questionnaire that will help you discover which one you are currently on: - The Meandering Way You have a low sense of identity, lack priorities, and feel lost, unable to settle on a clear set of goals.- The Downward Slope You seem to have it all, until one or two poor decisions send your life into a spiral.- The Straight and Narrow Way You embrace predictability, shy away from risk, and don't enjoy shaking up your routine.- The Triumphant Trail Your inner resilience has allowed you to overcome significant challenges that could have left you despondent.- The Authentic Road You take a bold and honest look at your life, assess whether it's truly satisfying, and take the necessary risks to get back on track. Whitbourne shows how you can work yourself off a negative pathway and onto one that is more fulfilling. And if you identify yourself as being on one of the more positive pathways, you'll learn how to keep enhancing your feelings of satisfaction. Filled with insight and candid personal profiles of Whitbourne's subjects, The Search for Fulfillment offers proof that change is not only possible but ultimately rewarding. Revolutionary and inspirational, this encouraging book provides a new way of looking at our lives--and a guidepost for making changes for the better, at any age. "From the Hardcover edition."… (més)
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Títol:Spring on an Arctic island
Autors:Katharine Scherman
Informació:Boston, Little, Brown [1956]
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Beautiful picture of the way of life of the natives in the Arctic. Since it was written in the 50s it uses the politically incorrect term Eskimos. ( )
  nx74defiant | Jun 2, 2019 |
The year is 1954. Katharine Scherman, her husband and a number of other scientists / amateur scientists from the US Northeast paid their own way for a six-week trip to the remote island of Baylot in the Canadian arctic where they live with an Inuit community. Unlike much literature of the Arctic, this is not a story of exploration, physical hardship or overcoming impossible odds - it is a happy and relaxed trip where nothing particularly noteworthy happens - they tramp around with Eskimo's in a care-free existence, take trips around the island via dog sled, observe birds and wild-life, listen to Inuit stories and myths, become like family with the natives. Katharine's writing is very vivid and easy to visualize, one becomes "lost in the book", living the day to day life with the Inuit, experiencing the joy of a spring on an Arctic island. It has qualities similar to the classic "Kabloona" by Gontran de Poncins written about 10 years earlier.

I happened to pick this up at a book fair for a dollar, published in 1956 it appears to be the only edition. Judging from the number of copies available on the used market and cheap price and large publisher (Little, Brown) it was probably a popular book in its day (on its release it had TWO separate lengthy advertisement-like reviews with pictures in the New York Times within 3 weeks of each other - Scherman's husband had connections), but has since slipped into obscurity like so many books do; but this book deserves to be read today, it is a historical document of what things were like after the age of missionary settlement, when travel to the north was possible in relative ease and safety, but before the north became the mass tourism destination it is today. It contains a map (on the inside end-boards) and a dozen or so B&W pictures.

Even though this was written before the US environmental movement really started, and way before global warming was even known, she comments on how local people said the Arctic appeared to be getting warmer each year, and concerns about what would happen if the permafrost were to warm. She is also tuned into the difficulties of the Inuit clashing with modern culture. ( )
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In the fall of 1966, at a university in the Northeast, 350 students signed up for a psychological survey on personal development and happiness. In 1977, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, then a young psychology professor, came across the study and decided to expand it. She tracked down the study's original participants and questioned them every decade until she had forty years' worth of data. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Whitbourne reveals the findings of this extensive project, a seminal piece of research into how people change over the course of their lifetimes. The results indicate something fascinating: No matter how old or how content you might currently feel, it is never too late to steer your life toward a greater sense of purpose and satisfaction. Western society often paints a pessimistic view of aging, a "best years are behind you" attitude. But Whitbourne challenges this notion and posits that it's possible to find fulfillment at any age. Guided by her research, she identifies five different life pathways and provides a questionnaire that will help you discover which one you are currently on: - The Meandering Way You have a low sense of identity, lack priorities, and feel lost, unable to settle on a clear set of goals.- The Downward Slope You seem to have it all, until one or two poor decisions send your life into a spiral.- The Straight and Narrow Way You embrace predictability, shy away from risk, and don't enjoy shaking up your routine.- The Triumphant Trail Your inner resilience has allowed you to overcome significant challenges that could have left you despondent.- The Authentic Road You take a bold and honest look at your life, assess whether it's truly satisfying, and take the necessary risks to get back on track. Whitbourne shows how you can work yourself off a negative pathway and onto one that is more fulfilling. And if you identify yourself as being on one of the more positive pathways, you'll learn how to keep enhancing your feelings of satisfaction. Filled with insight and candid personal profiles of Whitbourne's subjects, The Search for Fulfillment offers proof that change is not only possible but ultimately rewarding. Revolutionary and inspirational, this encouraging book provides a new way of looking at our lives--and a guidepost for making changes for the better, at any age. "From the Hardcover edition."

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