Barry Lopez, Arctic Nature Writer

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    In this fourth and final episode in a series on writers who have shaped his interest in the ocean and the natural world, host Peter Neill discusses the work of American author, essayist, and fiction writer Barry Lopez, whose “Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape” stands as a classic--one of the most encompassing and evocative portraits of a natural place ever written.

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Resource from this Episode
Works by Barry Holstun Lopez:
< Arctic Dreams
< Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape
Of Wolves and Men
< Light Action in the Caribbean
< Field Notes

< Resistance
< About This Life
< Crossing Open Ground
< Learn more about Barry Lopez here