Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez audiobook

Arctic Dreams

By Barry Lopez
Read by James Naughton

Random House Audio
17.57 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780593147283

Winner of the National Book Award This bestselling, groundbreaking exploration of the Far North is a classic of natural history, anthropology, and travel writing. The Arctic is a perilous place. Only a few species of wild animals can survive its harsh climate. In this modern classic, Barry Lopez explores the many-faceted wonders of the Far North: its strangely stunted forest, its mesmerizing aurora borealis, its frozen seas. Musk oxen, polar bears, narwhal, and other exotic beasts of the region come alive through Lopez’s passionate and nuanced observations. And, as he examines the history and culture of the indigenous people, along with parallel narratives of intrepid, often underprepared and subsequently doomed polar explorers, Lopez drives to the heart of why the austere and formidable Arctic is also a constant source of breathtaking beauty, beguilement, and wonder. Written in prose as memorably pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams is a timeless mediation on the ability of the landscape to shape our dreams and to haunt our imaginations. Look for Barry Lopez's new book, Horizon, available now.

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Winner of the National Book Award This bestselling, groundbreaking exploration of the Far North is a classic of natural history, anthropology, and travel writing. The Arctic is a perilous place. Only a few species of wild animals can survive its harsh climate. In this modern classic, Barry Lopez explores the many-faceted wonders of the Far North: its strangely stunted forest, its mesmerizing aurora borealis, its frozen seas. Musk oxen, polar bears, narwhal, and other exotic beasts of the region come alive through Lopez’s passionate and nuanced observations. And, as he examines the history and culture of the indigenous people, along with parallel narratives of intrepid, often underprepared and subsequently doomed polar explorers, Lopez drives to the heart of why the austere and formidable Arctic is also a constant source of breathtaking beauty, beguilement, and wonder. Written in prose as memorably pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams is a timeless mediation on the ability of the landscape to shape our dreams and to haunt our imaginations. Look for Barry Lopez's new book, Horizon, available now.

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Author Bio: Barry Lopez

Author Bio: Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez is the author of several works of nonfiction including Artic Dreams (winner of the National Book Award) and Crossing Open Ground, many works of fiction including Light Action in the Caribbean and Winter Count, and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel. His work appears regularly in Harper’s, the Paris Review, the Georgia Review, and elsewhere. His numerous honors also include Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, a Governor’s Award, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Oregon with his wife.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 17.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English