Horizon by Barry Lopez audiobook

Horizon

By Barry Lopez
Read by James Naughton

Random House Audio
22.90 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781984889034

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE NEW YORK TIMES • NPR • THE GUARDIAN From pole to pole and across decades of lived experience, National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez delivers his most far-ranging, yet personal, work to date. Horizon moves indelibly, immersively, through the author’s travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.   Along the way, Lopez probes the long history of humanity’s thirst for exploration, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada, the colonialists who plundered Central Africa, an enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific, a Native American emissary who found his way into isolationist Japan, and today’s ecotourists in the tropics. And always, throughout his journeys to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE NEW YORK TIMES • NPR • THE GUARDIAN From pole to pole and across decades of lived experience, National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez delivers his most far-ranging, yet personal, work to date. Horizon moves indelibly, immersively, through the author’s travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.   Along the way, Lopez probes the long history of humanity’s thirst for exploration, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada, the colonialists who plundered Central Africa, an enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific, a Native American emissary who found his way into isolationist Japan, and today’s ecotourists in the tropics. And always, throughout his journeys to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The eminent environmentalist reconstructs decades’ worth of his observations of the natural world, from the Arctic to Australia.” New York Times Book Review
“There is an appropriate gravitas to James Naughton’s fine performance of this ambitious audiobook…Listening to Naughton is like sitting down with a revered elder and hearing him regale us with fact, speculation, and commentary, by turns. There is lovely writing, a skilled delivery, and much to think about in this production.” AudioFile

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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/Travel
Runtime: 22.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English