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Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape

Author: Barry Holstun Lopez
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bantam trade edView all editions and formats
This book is an account of the history, ecology, and mystique of the arctic region. The author offers a thorough examination of this obscure world, its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who have arrived on their icy shores. But what turns this marvelous work of natural history into a breathtaking study of profound originality is his unique meditation on how the landscape can  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Holstun Lopez
ISBN: 0553346644 9780553346640
OCLC Number: 18588778
Awards: Winner of National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 1986
Description: xxix, 464 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Pond's Bay, Baffin Island --
Arktikos --
Banks Island: Ovibos moschatus --
Tornarssuk: Ursus maritimus --
Lancaster Sound: Monodon monoceros --
Migration: the corridors of breath --
Ice and light --
The country of the mind --
The intent of monks --
A northern passage --
Saint Lawrence Island, Bering Sea.
Responsibility: Barry Lopez.


A passionate tour of the Arctic landscape covers such topics as the aurora borealis, polar bears, killer whales, migrating icebergs, the region's indigenous people, and the author's spiritual  Read more...


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