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Matt Gustafson
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I vaguely recall a book mention by Phil Eklund in a podcast which discussed Greenland.

The book was used in the game's design.

Does anyone recall the name of the book?

Thanks!
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I do not, but I was actually getting ready to start a "Reading Recommendations" for Greenland thread.

If you don't mind the hijack, I'd suggest the following bizarre and delightful novel/travelogue/history:

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Wow never heard of that one, Cole, but I'll have to get it. I have a fairly large collection of books on Greenland but most are in Danish of course so I won't add those. I do recommend pretty much everything Knud Rasmussen has written and if you can find something by his good friend Peter Freuchen then you'd be in good company too. A very interesting book is An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie about the first ever African to visit the island because he as a children's read a book about how children's were treated in Greenland. At the time he was reconvalescing after a serious snakke brite that was cured by a local group of shamans who as a price for it wanted him to join them as an apprentice. Instead he escaped and made his way up along the West coast of Africa to France, Denmark and then ultimately Greenland
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I think the book Phil referenced is Collapse by Jared Diamond, who also wrote Guns, Germs and Steel
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My idea for the game actually came from an article in a magazine, then the book: The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley. Jared Diamond's book provided some further inspiration for Phil and the rest is history.
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Philipp Klarmann wrote:
My idea for the game actually came from an article in a magazine, then the book: The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley. Jared Diamond's book provided some further inspiration for Phil and the rest is history.


Thank you. I'll have to pick up The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley and Collapse by Jared Diamond.
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I've read Collapse and I quite enjoyed it. The Greenlanders sounds great. I think I'll order that one.

I'll have to check out these other book recommendations, as well. Thanks for that everyone. ^^
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