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 (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/Travel
Runtime: 22.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English