Page 159. " what is Neocatastrophism? "

Neocatastrophism is the scientific theory that cataclysmic extermination events regulate the evolution of complex life forms throughout the habitable regions of the galaxy.

Page 166. " didn't wash her child's left cheek for three years because Queen Ingrid had kissed it "

 Queen Ingrid (1910-2000) was a Swedish princess, who became queen consort in Denmark when her husband, Danish Crown Prince Frederick, became King Frederick IX. She was the daughter of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife, Princess Margaret of Connaught, and a great-granddaughter of British Queen Victoria.


Page 169. " 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.