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ARCTIC DREAMS: IMAGINATION AND DESIRE IN A NORTHERN LANDSCAPE.

Lopez, Barry.

ISBN 10: 0333422449 / ISBN 13: 9780333422441
Published by SCRIBNERS., NY, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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INSCRIBED & dated in 1987 by Barry Lopez on the half-title page to United States Senator from Oregon Mark Hatfield. "Washington, D.C. September 16, 1987. For Sen. Hatfield, with my very best wishes, and the hope that you are moved to speak in defense of this extraordinary landscape. Barry Lopez, Finn Rock. Oregon." Near fine in a fine dj. (Light foxing at top edge, with a tiny trace on other edges, including edges of creme-colored cloth) A wonderful association connecting a committed partisan of all things natural, and a politician whose stalwart efforts on behalf of natural conservancy was his legacy over 30 years in the Senate. (B). Bookseller Inventory # 310615

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Title: ARCTIC DREAMS: IMAGINATION AND DESIRE IN A ...

Publisher: SCRIBNERS., NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Barry Lopez's National Book Award-winning classic study of the Far North is widely considered his masterpiece. Lopez offers a thorough examination of this obscure world-its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who have arrived on their icy shores. But what turns this marvelous work of natural history into a breathtaking study of profound originality is his unique meditation on how the landscape can shape our imagination, desires, and dreams. Its prose as hauntingly pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams is nothing less than an indelible classic of modern literature.

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Based on 15 extended trips to the Canadian far north over a five-year period, Arctic Dreams celebrates the mysteries of what documentarians fondly call "last frontiers." Such places are everywhere in danger of destruction in the interest of ever-elusive economic progress, but Lopez writes no jeremiads. Instead, he aims to foster a kind of learned understanding of wild places, in this case the vast, scarcely knowable northern landscape. Writing of the natural history of the Arctic and its inhabitants--narwhals, polar bears, beluga whales, musk oxen, and caribou among them--Lopez draws powerful lessons from the land and imparts them assuredly and gracefully. Arctic Dreams deservedly won a National Book Award in 1986 when it was first published.

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