"in the Last Kings of Thule, Jean Malaurie writes"

Jean Malaurie is a French ethnologist, geographer and writer, particularly interested in the Polar areas. He conducted his first expedition to Greenland in 1950, and since then has spent many years exploring Greenland and Siberia and representing Polar interests in Europe. He was the first European to reach the North Geomagnetic Pole, and the founder and a long-term director of the State Polar Academy in St. Petersburg.

More about Jean Malaurie in French here.