The Resource Horizon, Barry Lopez

Horizon, Barry Lopez

Label
Horizon
Title
Horizon
Statement of responsibility
Barry Lopez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. As he takes us on these myriad travels, Lopez also probes the long history of humanity's quests and explorations, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada, the colonialists who plundered Central Africa, an enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific, a Native American emissary who found his way into isolationist Japan, and today's ecotourists in the tropics. Throughout his journeys-to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe-and via friendships he forges along the way with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world. Horizon is a revelatory, epic work that voices concern and frustration along with humanity and hope-a book that makes you see the world differently, and that is the crowning achievement by one of America's great thinkers and most humane voices."--Publisher's website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lopez, Barry Holstun
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3562.O67
LC item number
H67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lopez, Barry Holstun
  • Authors, American
  • Travel
Target audience
adult
Label
Horizon, Barry Lopez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [519]-529] and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 572 pages
Isbn
9780394585826
Lccn
2018033323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044539057
  • 1900681
  • (OCoLC)on1044539057
  • 1900681
Label
Horizon, Barry Lopez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [519]-529] and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 572 pages
Isbn
9780394585826
Lccn
2018033323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044539057
  • 1900681
  • (OCoLC)on1044539057
  • 1900681

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