Arctic Dreams

Arctic Dreams
Author: Barry Lopez
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN: 1473512492
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Dreams Book Excerpt:

**AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4** 'A master nature writer' (New York Times) provides the ultimate natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic landscape. The author of Horizon's classic work explores the Arctic landscape and the hold it continues to exert on our imagination. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE Lopez's journey across our frozen planet 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. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages. In crystalline prose, Lopez captures the magic of the Arctic: the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries. 'The Arctic dreamland seen and described by a writer of rare perception and poetic descriptive power... The pages sparkle with Arctic light' Scotsman

Arctic Dreams I

Arctic Dreams I
Author: Christos Hatzis
Publsiher: Promethean Editions Limited
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1776601033
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Dreams I Book Excerpt:

This version of the publication includes the Flute and Vibraphone parts but does not include the digital audio files. These may be purchased from https://43.dpdcart.com/product/139135. The starting point for this work is Voices of the Land, the third part of Footprints In New Snow, a radio documentary/composition about the Inuit and their culture which the composer created in 1995 with CBC Radio producer Keith Horner. In the documentary, the foreground is occupied by the voice of Winston White, an Inuit Elder and broadcaster from Nunavut who speaks about the north and its inhabitants. In the present work, this place is taken by the flute and vibraphone.

Arctic Dreams

Arctic Dreams
Author: Carole Gerber
Publsiher: Charlesbridge Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2006-02
ISBN: 9781580890748
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Dreams Book Excerpt:

An Eskimo mother talks to her sleepy child as they go on a journey through the peaceful world of the Arctic and its animals.

Arctic Dreams and Nightmares

Arctic Dreams and Nightmares
Author: Alootook Ipellie
Publsiher: Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Dreams and Nightmares Book Excerpt:

20 short stories accompanied by pen and ink drawings interpreting the mythological and contemporary world of this Inuk artist/author.

Arctic Modernities

Arctic Modernities
Author: Heidi Hansson,Anka Ryall
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN: 1527506916
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Modernities Book Excerpt:

Less tangible than melting polar glaciers or the changing social conditions in northern societies, the modern Arctic represented in writings, visual images and films has to a large extent been neglected in scholarship and policy-making. However, the modern Arctic is a not only a natural environment dramatically impacted by human activities. It is also an incongruous amalgamation of exoticized indigenous tradition and a mundane everyday. The chapters in this volume examine the modern Arctic from all these perspectives. They demonstrate to what extent the processes of modernization have changed the discursive signification of the Arctic. They also investigate the extent to which the traditions of heroic Arctic images – whether these traditions are affirmed, contested or repudiated – have continued to shape, influence and inform modern discourses. Sometimes the Arctic is seen as synonymous with modernity itself. Sometimes it appears as a utopian space signalling a different future. However, it still often represents the continued survival within modernity of the past as nostalgia, longing, dream and myth.

Visual Representations of the Arctic

Visual Representations of the Arctic
Author: Markku Lehtimäki,Arja Rosenholm,Vlad Strukov
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1000366375
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Representations of the Arctic Book Excerpt:

Privileging the visual as the main method of communication and meaning-making, this book responds critically to the worldwide discussion about the Arctic and the North, addressing the interrelated issues of climate change, ethics and geopolitics. A multi-disciplinary, multi-modal exploration of the Arctic, it supplies an original conceptualization of the Arctic as a visual world encompassing an array of representations, imaginings, and constructions. By examining a broad range of visual forms, media and forms such as art, film, graphic novels, maps, media, and photography, the book advances current debates about visual culture. The book enriches contemporary theories of the visual taking the Arctic as a spatial entity and also as a mode of exploring contemporary and historical visual practices, including imaginary constructions of the North. Original contributions include case studies from all the countries along the Arctic shore, with Russian material occupying a large section due to the country’s impact on the region

The Truth of Ecology

The Truth of Ecology
Author: Dana Phillips
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780195137699
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth of Ecology Book Excerpt:

A wide-ranging appraisal of environmental thought. It explores such topics as the history of ecology, radical science studies and ecology, the need for greater theoretical sophistication in ecocriticism, the dubious legacy of Thoreau, and the contradictions of contemporary nature writing.

Arctic Voices

Arctic Voices
Author: Subhankar Banerjee
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN: 1609803868
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Voices Book Excerpt:

"One of the great strengths of Arctic Voices is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The climate changes that are coming have hit soon and hard in the Arctic, and their consequences may be starkest there."–Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books A pristine environment of ecological richness and biodiversity. Home to generations of indigenous people for thousands of years. The location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas and coal. Largely uninhabited and long at the margins of global affairs, in the last decade Arctic Alaska has quickly become the most contested land in recent US history. World-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research. From Gwich'in activist Sarah James's impassioned appeal, "We Are the Ones Who Have Everything to Lose," during the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009 to an original piece by acclaimed historian Dan O'Neill about his recent trips to the Yukon Flats fish camps, Arctic Voices is a window into a remarkable region. Other contributors include Seth Kantner, Velma Wallis, Nick Jans, Debbie Miller, Andri Snaer Magnason, George Schaller, George Archibald, Cindy Shogan, and Peter Matthiessen.

The Age of the Arctic

The Age of the Arctic
Author: Gail Osherenko,Oran R. Young
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2005-06-08
ISBN: 9780521619714
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of the Arctic Book Excerpt:

This book will be essential reading for all interested in this important region of the world.

The Weather Makers

The Weather Makers
Author: Tim Flannery
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN: 1555846335
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weather Makers Book Excerpt:

The #1 international bestseller on climate change that’s been endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy executives around the world. Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to worldwide prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Originally somewhat of a global warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public who has received patchy or misleading information on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how climate change is interconnected across the planet. This edition includes a new afterword by the author. “An authoritative, scientifically accurate book on global warming that sparkles with life, clarity, and intelligence.” —The Washington Post

Modern Criticism and Theory

Modern Criticism and Theory
Author: David Lodge,Nigel Wood
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780582784543
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Criticism and Theory Book Excerpt:

'In our era, criticism is not merely a library of secondary aids to the understanding and appreciation of literary texts, but also a rapidly expanding body of knowledge in its own right.' David Lodge This anthology uses extracts from the works of the leading thinkers in the field of literary criticism to introduce the main ideas at the centre of today?s literary and cultural debates. Each extract begins with an introduction that places the writing in context and ends with suggestions for further reading that will help students research the subject further. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments in the field, so there is now more coverage of post-colonialism, Queer theory and Ecocritical perspectives. There are improved references to web and electronic sources and a glossary of key terms to help students understand the subject.

Other Country

Other Country
Author: James Perrin Warren
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 081650055X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Other Country Book Excerpt:

7. Long Lines and Earth Art -- 8. Mapping Home Ground -- 9. Soundscapes and the Resonance of Place -- Epilogue: Another Geography -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Making Nature Sacred

Making Nature Sacred
Author: John Gatta
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2004-10-14
ISBN: 9780195165050
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Nature Sacred Book Excerpt:

This book argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has yet to be fully recognized or understood. Making Nature Sacred explores how the quest for 'natural revelation' has been pursued through successive phases of American literary and intellectual history.

Arctic Dreams

Arctic Dreams
Author: Barry Lopez
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780099583455
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Dreams Book Excerpt:

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE Lopez's journey across our frozen planet 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. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages. And, in crystalline prose, Lopez captures the magic of the Arctic - the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries.

Conversations with Barry Lopez

Conversations with Barry Lopez
Author: William E. Tydeman
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-08-26
ISBN: 0806150505
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Barry Lopez Book Excerpt:

Known as an advocate for the endangered earth, Barry Lopez is one of America’s preeminent writers on nature. This invigorating book invites readers to sit down with Lopez and his friend William E. Tydeman to engage with their conversations about activism, the life of the mind, and all things literary. Even readers who think they know everything there is to know about Lopez will learn much from this richly informative book, both from Tydeman’s concise biography of Lopez and from the dialogue about Lopez’s ideas and experiences. The three interviews and Tydeman’s reflections on other discussions with Lopez gathered here address nature, human beings’ relationship to the land, the tension between political activism and the life of the intellectual, memory and reconciliation, the artist’s social responsibility, and the business of authorship. "What is the nature of the relationship between the writer and the reader?" Lopez asks. It's "reciprocal, contractual, and moral." Lopez’s thoughts on the importance of authenticity will resonate with every reader or writer, as will his deep commitment to story in all his work. He and Tydeman engage in illuminating exchanges on style and genre, the publication process, and relationships among authors, editors, and publishers. Both men are interested in photography and its relationship to writing, a subject on which they offer thought-provoking comments. A comprehensive annotated bibliography of Lopez’s writings by archivist Diane Warner rounds out the volume.

Hewing to Experience

Hewing to Experience
Author: Sherman Paul
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 1989-11-01
ISBN: 1587291800
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hewing to Experience Book Excerpt:

Hewing to Experience charts Sherman Paul's course of coming to know William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and Gary Snyder and the critical scholarship devoted to them as it provides an assessment of recent criticism. The initial section, on criticism and poetry, sets out many of the insistences that give this valuable collection of essays and reviews its coherence. Considered are criticism, poetics, poetry and old age, ethnopoetics, the gift exchange of imagination, and the recent and controversial enterprise of canon formation. The final section of Hewing to Experience provides an important, meditative rereading of the work of Barry Lopez that convincingly places ecological writing within the large revisionist project of avant-garde poetry. Of particular note, too, is the full commentary on the Olson-Creeley correspondence. Throughout, Paul's humane enthusiasm is evident. Hewing to Experience merits the readership of all those who are interested in contemporary poetry and concerned with the ongoing criticism of major poets and with critical practice.

Arctic Politics

Arctic Politics
Author: Oran R. Young
Publsiher: Dartmouth College Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2000-10-03
ISBN: 161168126X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arctic Politics Book Excerpt:

Long recognized by naturalists and adventurers as a dramatically unique region, the Arctic has recently emerged as an area of increasing political, strategic, and economic importance. The Arctic is both one of the worldÕs largest and smallest regions, encompassing 15% of the earthÕs land mass, yet inhabited by fewer than 1% of the worldÕs population. Its physical vastness is coupled with a wealth of natural resources; in oil alone, the Far North contributes that majority of RussiaÕs production and 25% of US output. At the same time, the Circumpolar North is home to diverse indigenous peoples and cultures, thus setting the stage for conflicts of international scope. In this collection of essays, Oran Young provides a foundation for studying the politics of the Arctic as a distinctive international region. Expanding the traditional approach to area studies, he examines the Far North not only for its unique features, but also as an arena within which to develop new approaches to various issues of worldwide interest. Young challenges persistent stereotypes that marginalize the region, moving beyond the romanticism of many observers to arrive at an understanding of the complex social and ecological systems of the Far North. In doing so, Young thoughtfully establishes the Arctic as an area of international importance both in its own right and in relation to other geopolitical regions.

The Arctic

The Arctic
Author: Tony Soper
Publsiher: Bradt Travel Guides
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-05-05
ISBN: 1784776432
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arctic Book Excerpt:

An engaging and beautifully illustrated full-colour guide to some of the most exciting wildlife in the world in an area about to see a significant increase in visitor numbers as a direct result of changes in the ice cover of the Arctic Ocean. Bradt's Arctic Wildlife is an ideal companion on board and on shore. A fascinating and informative read. Visitors to the far north cruise the Arctic coast in the company of humpback whales and belugas, see polar bears hunt ringed seals, and come in contact with a host of shorebirds and wildfowl gorging on the abundance of summer food. This revised edition includes new illustrations, a section covering the distinct flora and fauna of the Bering Sea and the revised version of the Arctic Code of Conduct. Tony Soper's expert knowledge is richly supplemented with full-colour illustrations by award-winning wildlife artist Dan Powell.

International Law and the Arctic

International Law and the Arctic
Author: Michael Byers and James Baker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1107425662
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Law and the Arctic Book Excerpt:

Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic

Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic
Author: Joachim Weber
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2020-06-25
ISBN: 3030450058
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic Book Excerpt:

Against the backdrop of climate change and tectonic political shifts in world politics, this handbook provides an overview of the most crucial geopolitical and security related issues in the Arctic. It discusses established shareholder's policies in the Arctic – those of Russia, Canada, the USA, Denmark, and Norway – as well as the politics and interests of other significant or future stakeholders, including China and India. Furthermore, it explains the economic situation and the legal framework that governs the Arctic, and the claims that Arctic states have made in order to expand their territories and exclusive economic zones. While illustrating the collaborative approach, represented by institutions such as the Arctic council, which has often been described as an exceptional institution in this region, the contributing authors examine potential resource and power conflicts between Arctic nations, due to competing interests. The authors also address topics such as changing alliances between Arctic nations, new sea lines of communication, technological shifts, and eventually the return to power politics in the area. Written by experts on international security studies and the Arctic, as well as practitioners from government institutions and international organizations, the book provides an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in geopolitical shifts and security issues in the High North.