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Horizon by Barry Lopez

Horizon

Barry Lopez

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Imprint: Knopf Publishing Group
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 19 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9780394585826

From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped an extraordinary life.

Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth--and across decades of lived experience, Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers," gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves indelibly, immersively, through his travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.

4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
7 Dec 2018

"I can't wait to read this book... by the revered author of 1986 travel classic Arctic Dreams"

I can't wait to read this book "of enormous ambition combining memoir, history, travel writing and philosophy" by the revered author of 1986 travel classic Arctic Dreams, often cited as seminal by Robert Macfarlane, Helen Macdonald and many others for its environmental concerns. Horizon contains Lopez's recollections of his travels to six regions of the world: from Oregon to the high Arctic, and from the Galpagos to the Kenyan desert and beyond, and the encounters that have shaped his work as he "searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world".

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