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Arctic dreams : imagination and desire in a northern landscape

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
Print Book, English, 1989
Bantam trade ed View all formats and editions
Bantam Books, Toronto, 1989
xxix, 464 pages : maps ; 21 cm
9780553346640, 0553346644
Pond's Bay, Baffin Island
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