Arctic Dreams

Arctic Dreams

Imagination and Desire in A Northern Landscape

eBook - 2013
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In his National Book Award and ndash;winning masterwork about imagination and desire in a northern landscape, revered writer Barry Lopez carries readers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world and rsquo;s last frontiers In this award-winning classic, Barry Lopez explores the ways the human imagination engages with a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history. The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers and mdash;a place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. Based on Lopez and rsquo;s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, Arctic Dreams investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author and rsquo;s personal collection.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2013
ISBN: 9781480409149
1480409146
9781306604666
1306604664
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Weyes2Wonder
Aug 24, 2017

Like me, -should you live in a temperate latitude of towering vegetation, but feel compelled to explore mountainous, glacially-ravaged & foreboding landscapes....
-If you're fascination for wild beasts acknowledges respect, but not at the expense of fear....
-If you're awed by surveying vast horizons, yet appreciate that such openness also accommodates weather so enveloping, it can render an outstretched arm...as a ghostly apparition....
-If you do not characterize Winter by its hardships....but instead revel in it's contrasts and rise to its challenges as a measure of will....
What I mean is....
-If you're curiously drawn to the environments and creatures indicative of the far North...
In other words....
-If the ARCTIC is in your blood, instinct and memory you can't see, but definitely feel...
Welcome home, my friend.
(Because it's much too immense for us to initiate the grasp)...
"Arctic Dreams" ....WILL EMBRACE YOU.

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