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Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape

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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  • ISBN: 9780375727481
  • ISBN: 0375727485
  • ISBN: 9780844672229
  • ISBN: 084467222X
  • ISBN: 9781435296145
  • ISBN: 1435296141
  • Physical Description: print
    xxix, 464 pages : maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Vintage books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1986.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-448) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Study Program Information Note:
Reading Counts RC 9-12 9.0 36.0 577.
Awards Note:
National Book Award, 1986
Subject: Natural history Arctic regions
Arctic regions Description and travel
Arctic regions Discovery and exploration
Discoveries in geography
Natural history
Arctic Regions
Genre: Local author.

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Homer Public Library 508.98 LOP (Text) 000164953 Nonfiction Checked out 11/30/2023

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