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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The themes of this book are as vast as the landscape it encompasses. Having lived in the Arctic for long periods of time, Lopez authoritatively conveys an enormous breadth and variety of knowledge ... Read full review

Wonderful book

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I bought this as a gift for someone who loves traveladventurenature writing and he hasnt been able to put it down. Read full review


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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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