At a glance:
- Author: Barry Lopez
- First Published: 1986
- Type of Work: Scientific adventure
- Time of Work: 1986, with historical flashbacks
- Setting: The Arctic
- Genres: Nonfiction, Nature writing, Science and technology
- Subjects: Nature, Science or scientists, Arctic, Animals, Industrialization, Wildlife, Polar regions, Weather, North Pole, Expeditions
- Locales: Arctic
As terrestrial frontiers go, the circumpolar regions have long been man’s most formidable and mysterious. In Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape, Barry Lopez, whose earlier writings about nature, in such books as Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven (1976), Of Wolves and Men (1978), River Notes: The Dance of Herons (1979), and Winter Count (1981), have won for him enthusiastic plaudits, focuses on the northern circumpolar regions, particularly the area between the Bering Strait and the Davis...
(The entire page is 1908 words.)
Want to read the whole thing?
Subscribe now to read the rest of this article. Plus, get access to:
- 30,000+ literature study guides
- Critical essays on more than 30,000 works of literature from Salem on Literature (exclusive to eNotes)
- An unparalleled literary criticism section. 40,000 full-length or excerpted essays.
- Content from leading academic publishers, all easily citable with our "Cite this page" button.
- 100% satisfaction guarantee READ MORE