High Latitudes: The Incredible True Story of an Arctic Journey by Master storyteller Farley Mowat (17 million books sold)

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Farley Mowat is a World renowed author: over 17 million books sold, New York Times calls him a "master storyteller".
* In High Latitudes, he chronicles his hazardous 1966 journey across northern Canada.
* Readers loved this book, calling it a "Great story", an "Excellent read", where they "learned much about the Canadian High Arctic".
* A must-have for wilderness lovers.

In High Latitudes, Farley Mowat hoped to write a book that would let northern people speak for themselves and that would expose the speciousness of the political idea that the North was a bloody great wasteland” with no people in it, and therefore resource developers could exploit it however they chose. For reasons Mowat describes, that book did not get written then. But here it is now, with the original conversations recorded by Mowat during that epic journey. 

In vintage Mowat fashion, the legendary writer delivers a sweeping narrative brimming with breathtaking nature writing, suspenseful storytelling, larger-than-life characters, ferocious humor, pitiless rage, iconoclastic insights, and compassionate concern. In her foreword, Margaret Atwood writes: High Latitudes gives us, with passion and insight, a vertical section of time past the time that preceded our present. The choices that were made then affect our now, just as the choices we make now will determine the future...”

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In "High Latitudes Farley Mowat chronicles for the first time a sometimes hazardous journey he took across northern Canada in 1966. He hoped to write a book that would let northern people speak for themselves and that would expose the speciousness of the political idea that the North was "a bloody great wasteland" with no people in it, and therefore resource developers could exploit it however they chose. For reasons Mowat describes that book did not get written then. But here it is now, with the original conversations recorded by Mowat during that epic journey. In vintage Mowat fashion the legendary writer delivers a sweeping narrative brimming with breathtaking nature writing, suspenseful storytelling, larger-than-life characters, ferocious humor, pitiless rage, iconoclastic insights, and compassionate concern.
In her foreword Margaret Atwood writes: ""High Latitudes gives us, with passion and insight, a vertical section of time past -- the time that preceded our present. The choices that were made then affect our now, just as the choices we make now will determine the future. . . . It's both depressing and cheering to note the changes that have taken place since 1966. On the one hand, more damage and devastation, both natural and social, with global warming as a contributing factor. On the other hand, an increased optimism. . . But as Farley Mowat has always known, and as more and more people have come to agree, it's a race against time, and time -- not just for the North, but for the planet -- is running out."

About the Author:

Farley Mowat is the author of thirty-seven books, including People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing, Sea of Slaughter, and The Farfarers. His books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, and he has been published in fifty-two languages. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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