Horizon

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Release date: 2019-03-19

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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:THE NEW YORK TIMES*; NPR *;THE GUARDIANFrom pole to pole and across decades of lived experience, National Book Award-winning author Barry Lopez delivers his most far-ranging, yet personal, work to date. Horizon moves indelibly, immersively, through the author's travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galpagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica. Along the way, Lopez probes the long history of humanity's thirst for exploration, 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. And always, throughout his journeys to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world.

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Genre: Travel writing

Collection: Vintage

Type: EPub

Pages: 592

ISBN: 9780525656210

Additional Information

Genre: Travel writing

Collection: Vintage

Type: EPub

Pages: 592

ISBN: 9780525656210

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