Arctic dreams: imagination and desire in a northern landscape

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Scribner, Jan 1, 1986 - History - 464 pages
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Barry Lopez has been hailed as a "master nature writer" by The New York Times Book Review, and Arctic Dreams is undoubtedly his masterwork. Set amidst the shimmering seas of Northern ice, Arctic Dreams leads readers on a journey of the mind and heart into a place that grips the imagination and invigorates the soul. Part adventure tale and part meditation on the art of exploration, this magical book dazzles with the wonder of the aurora borealis; the awesome power of polar bears and killer whales; the monumental grandeur of migrating icebergs; and the beauty and nobility of the Arctic's indigenous people. Evocative and everlasting, Arctic Dreams is a classic.

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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
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Arktikos
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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.

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