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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2001
This book gives you a great insight into the Arctic wilderness and the animals which habit it. There is a good level of scientific content but it is so well written that you don't tend to notice it, although it wouldn't really count as light reading because to get the most out of it you have to concentrate. But still an amazing book and well worth the effort.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful book. Takes quite a bit of concentrated reading but provokes deep thought and contemplation: well worth the effort
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2011
I first read this book in 1988 and was astounded. The chapter on ice and light is an incredible piece of work. I pulled it out again when a friend asked about the nature of magnetic north. 23 years after I read the book, I still remembered that there was a discussion of this in there. After looking through it, I am astounded again by its thoroughness and beauty.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2011
This is a book about how to live a good life, how to believe, how to think outside the box we live in everyday. It's humbling and extraordinary. The sort of book you want everyone you care about to read.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 3 June 1998
This is not just a great book about the Artic, but a handbook for how to move through and observe wilderness and areas of unspoiled natural beauty. Lopez knows more about the interdependence of the human and natural worlds than any other writer I know.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2014
I have not read the whole book, but dipped into it for the insight
into inuit culture. It was excellent giving an awareness of a
whole different world of perception, how the inuit view the world
from inside their own being and project outwards.
It is thoughtful and well written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2013
The chapter on migration is phenomenal. The way he describes the aboriginal hunter's mindset hit home with me and when people ask me why I hunt i refer them to this chapter. I can't simply go out for the morning or the evening and it's not just about harvesting an animal. I have to be dropped off in the middle of nowhere and after about a week or two you switch over to a different reality. Methods of communication change and I find myself going for long periods of time without saying a word and it's the only time I've ever been able to shut down the internal dialog in my head. Well done Mr. Lopez.
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on 22 February 2014
Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the world we live in. The book is fascinating in it's extensive treatment of diverse subjects - the history of the arctic including evolution of it's population, polar bears, narwhals, oil drilling, the history of exploration by explorers from the South and explorers from the North, the sky, the sea, the land and the ice. The book is written with passion, expertise and a profound knowledge.
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on 11 December 2012
This book combines much factual information with an engaging story. Travel writing is often merely a chronological romp through some particular terrain, but this manages to combine interesting side stories with a good deal of wildlife factual information.
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on 16 March 2014
one of the best environmental books that I have read by a man who obviously combines strong technical knowledge with passion for nature
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