Arctic dreams: imagination and desire in a northern landscape

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Scribner, 1986 - History - 464 pages
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For better readers, an account of the history, ecology, and mystique of the arctic region.

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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

Contents

Ponds Bay Baffin Island i
1
Arktikos
15
Ovibos moschatus
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About the author (1986)

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.