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Horizon

Barry Lopez

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Vintage
03 April 2020
Memoirs; Society & culture: general; Travel & holiday; Travel writing
'Horizon is magnificent; a contemporary epic' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland From the author of the classic Arctic Dreams comes a vivid recollection of his travels around the world and the encounters that have shaped an extraordinary life.

Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the earth's most remote regions - Barry Lopez gives us his most far-ranging and personal work to date. Spanning decades of travel, Horizon describes journeys to six regions of the world- from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galapagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.

Lopez also probes the history of humanity's quests and explorations, from prehistoric expeditions to today's ecotourism. He takes us to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, via friendships with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, in a book that makes us see the world differently. It is the crowning achievement of one of the world's best travel writers.

'The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... an astounding new memoir' Sunday Times
By:   Barry Lopez
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   405g
ISBN:   9781529111248
ISBN 10:   1529111242
Pages:   592
Publication Date:   03 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Barry Lopez is the author of two collections of essays; several story collections; Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award; Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist, and Crow and Weasel, a novella-length fable. He contributes regularly to both American and foreign journals and has travelled to more than 70 countries to conduct research. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science Foundations and has been honoured by a number of institutions for his literary, humanitarian, and environmental work.

Reviews for Horizon

The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... [an] astounding new memoir -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times * Magnificent; a contemporary epic -- Robert Macfarlane * Guardian, Book of the Week * Riveting, seductive, and beautifully written. I don't know of any other writer who so mesmerizingly, so seemingly effortlessly, weaves together art, science and poetry-I found myself underlining sentences on every page. Barry Lopez is one of my literary heroes -- Andrea Wulf Barry Lopez brings the world alive like no other writer. His writing evokes diverse peoples and places with great humanity and humility. Horizon deserves to become a modern classic -- Sir Ranulph Fiennes A visionary masterpiece, a towering monument to a life dedicated to the whole of the world and everything in it -- Neil Ansell, author of The Last Wilderness


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