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The Resource Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape, Barry Lopez

Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape, Barry Lopez

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Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape
Title
Arctic dreams
Title remainder
imagination and desire in a northern landscape
Statement of responsibility
Barry Lopez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an account of the history, ecology, and mystique of the arctic region. The author 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, and is nothing less than an indelible classic of modern literature
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Writing style
Award
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 1986.
  • Oregon Book Awards, Literary Nonfiction Award, 1987.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 1986.
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200244
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Lopez, Barry Holstun
Dewey number
508.98
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1300L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Natural history
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions
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imagination and desire in a northern landscape
Label
Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape, Barry Lopez
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-448)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pond's Bay, Baffin Island -- Arktikos -- Banks Island: Ovibos moschatus -- Tornarssuk: Ursus maritimus -- Lancaster Sound: Monodon monoceros -- Migration: the corridors of breath -- Ice and light -- The country of the mind -- The intent of monks -- A northern passage -- Saint Lawrence Island, Bering Sea
Control code
775570
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xxix, 464 pages
Isbn
9780375727481
Lccn
2001026078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375727481
  • (OCoLC)48071476
Label
Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape, Barry Lopez
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-448)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pond's Bay, Baffin Island -- Arktikos -- Banks Island: Ovibos moschatus -- Tornarssuk: Ursus maritimus -- Lancaster Sound: Monodon monoceros -- Migration: the corridors of breath -- Ice and light -- The country of the mind -- The intent of monks -- A northern passage -- Saint Lawrence Island, Bering Sea
Control code
775570
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xxix, 464 pages
Isbn
9780375727481
Lccn
2001026078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375727481
  • (OCoLC)48071476

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