Imagination and Desire in A Northern LandscapeBook - 2001
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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 
Edition: First Vintage books edition.
Branch Call Number: 919.8 LOPEZ
Characteristics: xxix, 464 pages : maps ; 21 cm