Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape. Barry Lopez.
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2", 1/2 white cloth, blue paper over boards, xxix, 464pp, notes, maps, apps., biblio., index. Item #900692
ISBN: 0684185784

First Edition, Signed by author Barry Lopez on half-title.

Winner of the National Book Award, this groundbreaking exploration of the Far North is a classic of natural history, anthropology, and travel writing.

The Arctic is a perilous place. Only a few species of wild animals can survive its harsh climate. Barry Lopez explores the many-faceted wonders of the Far North: its strangely stunted forest, its mesmerizing aurora borealis, its frozen seas. Musk oxen, polar bears, narwhal, and other exotic beasts of the region are brought to life in Lopez’s prose. And, as he examines the history and culture of the indigenous people, along with parallel narratives of intrepid, often underprepared and subsequently doomed polar explorers, Lopez drives to the heart of why the austere and formidable Arctic is also a constant source of breathtaking beauty, beguilement, and wonder.

Arctic Dreams is a timeless meditation on the ability of the landscape to shape our dreams and to haunt our imaginations.

Bumping to upper corners, crimping to spine ends, sun-fading to head of spine, clean, square, free of owner's marks, very good in rubbed dust wrapper with single 1" tear bottom-edge of front panel, in protective mylar.

Price: $200.00