Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez audiobook

Arctic Dreams

By Barry Lopez
Read by James Naughton

Random House Audio
17.57 Hours 1
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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 (1945-2020) was an essayist, short story writer, and award-winning author, who traveled extensively in both remote and populated parts of the world. His Arctic Dreams won the National Book Award, and his Of Wolves and Men, won the John Burroughs and Christopher medals and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work appeared in Outside, the Georgia Review, the Paris Review, and other magazines, as well as in dozens of anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best Spiritual Writing, and the “best” collections from National Geographic.

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