Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

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Bantam Books, Feb 1, 1987 - History - 417 pages
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A portrait of the landscape, animals, and people of the Arctic captures the beauty and peril of this harsh region and explains what an understanding of this unknown land means to the modern, urbanized world

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User Review  - Paulagraph - LibraryThing

A classic, published in 1986, although I've managed to not read it until now. That's my loss, since Lopez's prose is astonishing, both in its scientific & journalistic precision & in its philosophical ... Read full review

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User Review  - bethanyinthetaiga - LibraryThing

This was a picturesque trip into life in the North American arctic. Lopez discusses the native tradition of focusing on significant time or geographical locations within the individual or community's ... Read full review

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Ponds Bay Baff1n Island
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Arkt1kos 13
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Ur u maritimus
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About the author (1987)

Barry Lopez is the author of eight previous works of fiction and six works of nonfiction. His stories and essays appear regularly in "Harper's, The Paris Review, Orion," and the "Georgia Review." In addition to the National Book Award, he is the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science foundations. He lives in western Oregon.