Arctic Dreams By Barry Lopez

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01One20210621In Episode One of Arctic Dreams Barry Lopez reflects on his first encounters with the surprisingly varied and resilient inhabitants of the polar north and on modern manís vexed relationship with this beguiling continent.

In his breath-taking natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic, Lopez reveals the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries.

Penned well over a quarter of a century ago in 1986, Lopez's visionary account of his journey across the polar caps is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes, home to millions of diverse animals and people, it is also the backdrop to massive migrations by land, sea and air and the setting of epic exploratory voyages.

Written in timeless, prophetic prose, as meditative and memorably pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams poses fundamental questions about how we should live on and cherish ever our more vulnerable planet.

Arctic Dreams was written by Barry Lopez.

It is read by Kyle Soller and abridged by Richard Hamilton

The producer is Karen Holden

Kyle Soller reads Barry Lopez\u2019s modern classic celebrating the magic of the Far North

Lopez's 1986 collection of lyrical essays on the nature and natural life of the Arctic.

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0220210622Today in Episode 2 of Arctic Dreams Barry Lopez celebrates one of the few large mammals to have survived the ice-age, the muskox, with its sweeping curtain of guard-hair and preternatural vision, and considers how it has almost been hunted almost to extinction over the centuries.

In his breath-taking natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic, Lopez reveals the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries.

Penned well over a quarter of a century ago in 1986, Lopez's visionary account of his journey across the polar caps is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes, home to millions of diverse animals and people, it is also the backdrop to massive migrations by land, sea and air and the setting of epic exploratory voyages.

Written in timeless, prophetic prose, as meditative and memorably pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams poses fundamental questions about how we should live on and cherish ever our more vulnerable planet.

Arctic Dreams was written by Barry Lopez.

It is read by Kyle Soller and was abridged by Richard Hamilton

The producer is Karen Holden

Lopez's 1986 collection of lyrical essays on the nature and natural life of the Arctic.

In his breath-taking natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic, Lopez reveals the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition since time immemorial.

Written well over a quarter of a century ago, Lopez's visionary account of his journey across the polar caps is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes, home to millions of diverse animals and people, it is also the backdrop to massive migrations by land, sea and air and the setting of epic exploratory voyages.

In timeless, prophetic prose, as meditative and memorable as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams poses fundamental questions about how we should cherish our ever more vulnerable planet.

It is read by Kyle Soller and abridged by Richard Hamilton

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0320210623Kyle Soller reads Episode 3 of Arctic Dreams in which Lopez reflects on animal survival strategies such as migration and hibernation which allow them to live in this harshest climate on earth. Of the seasonal mass movements of animals in the Arctic he says: ĎI came to think of the migrations as breath, as the land breathing.í A meditation on the ancient tradition of hunting throws up the paradox of living in communion with these animals at the same time as living off them too.

In his breath-taking natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic, Lopez reveals the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries.

Penned well over a quarter of a century ago in 1986, Lopez's visionary account of his journey across the polar caps is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes, home to millions of diverse animals and people, it is also the backdrop to massive migrations by land, sea and air and the setting of epic exploratory voyages.

Written in timeless, prophetic prose, as meditative and memorably pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams poses fundamental questions about how we should live on and cherish ever our more vulnerable planet.

Arctic Dreams was written by Barry Lopez.

It is read by Kyle Soller and was abridged by Richard Hamilton

The producer is Karen Holden

Kyle Soller reads Barry Lopez\u2019s modern classic about the wonder of the Arctic

Lopez's 1986 collection of lyrical essays on the nature and natural life of the Arctic.

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0420210624Kyle Soller reads Episode 4 of Barry Lopezís modern classic of nature writing in which he continues to ponder the mystery and drama of the polar wilderness. Today icebergs, Arctic storms, the play of light on fresh meltwater and the astonishing spectacle that is the Northern Lights

In his breath-taking natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic, Lopez reveals the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries.

Written in 1986 Lopez's account of his journey across the polar caps is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes, home to millions of diverse animals and people, it is also the backdrop to massive migrations by land, sea and air and the setting of epic exploratory voyages.

Written in timeless, prophetic prose as meditative and memorably pure as the land it describes, Arctic Dreams poses fundamental questions about how we should live on and cherish ever our more vulnerable planet.

Arctic Dreams was written by Barry Lopez.

It is read by Kyle Soller and abridged by Richard Hamilton

The producer is Karen Holden

The magical mystery of icebergs and the breath-taking aurora borealis. Kyle Soller reads.

Lopez's 1986 collection of lyrical essays on the nature and natural life of the Arctic.

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0520210625In the last episode of Arctic Dreams, read by Kyle Soller, Lopez considers how manís relationship with the frozen north has changed over time and exhorts us to rise to the ever more urgent challenges of climate change and to cherish and protect this most fragile of continents. As industry encroaches ever further into the polar regions Lopez insists we must not regard the Arctic merely as a resource for us to exploit.

In his breath-taking natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic, Lopez reveals the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries.

Penned well over a quarter of a century ago in 1986, Lopez's visionary account of his journey across the polar caps is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes, home to millions of diverse animals and people, it is also the backdrop to massive migrations by land, sea and air and the setting of epic exploratory voyages.

Written in timeless, prophetic prose, as meditative and memorably pure as the region it describes, Arctic Dreams poses fundamental questions about how humans should inhabit the land.

Arctic Dreams was written by Barry Lopez.

It is read by Kyle Soller and was abridged by Richard Hamilton

The producer is Karen Holden

Lopez ponders man\u2019s relationship and responsibility to the frozen land of the Far North

Lopez's 1986 collection of lyrical essays on the nature and natural life of the Arctic.

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