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Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

Lopez, Barry

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ISBN 10: 0684185784 / ISBN 13: 9780684185781
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First printing. Book is in fine condition. Jacket is in VG+ condition; jacket flaps are lightly browned, and there are a few tiny tears along edges. Not price-clipped. In protective mylar. 464 pp. including index. Bookseller Inventory # 11358

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Title: Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a ...

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Edition: First edition

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A portrait of the landscape, animals, and people of the Arctic captures the beauty and peril of this harsh region and explains what an understanding of this unknown land means to the modern, urbanized world

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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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