Arctic Dreams

Arctic Dreams

Imagination and Desire in A Northern Landscape

Book - 1986
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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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c1986.
ISBN: 9780684185781
Branch Call Number: 508.98 LOPE
Characteristics: xxix, 464 p. : maps ; 25 cm.


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Aug 24, 2017

Like me, should you live in a temperate latitude, yet are imbued with a heightened awareness when traversing high, mountainous terrains scalloped by ancient and still active Glaciation...
If you're compelled to explore foreboding & tortured landscapes....
If you're awed by surveying vast horizons, yet appreciate that such openness also accommodates weather so enveloping, it can render an outstretched a ghostly apparition....
If you do not define Winter by its hiemal hardships....but instead revel in it's contrasting reciprocities....
If you're strangely drawn to environments indicative of the far North...
In other words, if the ARCTIC is in your blood, instinct and memory you can't see, but feel...
Welcome home, my friend.
"Arctic Dreams" will embrace YOU.
(It's much too immense ....for it to be the other way around)


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