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GUEST,DaveRo BS: Books that should be better known (117* d) RE: BS: Books that should be better known 20 May 15


Arctic Dreams, by Barry Lopez, is a wonderful book. I've read it several times and often refer to it.

It's about the Arctic, the animals that live there, and the people who explored it - their motives and their attitudes to the natives.

There are chapters devoted to the polar bear (which apparently can turn green in captivity) and the musk ox, And chapters on explorers like John Davis, who sailed with a four-piece orchestra and, unusually for the time, was interested in, and willing to learn from, the eskimos.

And there are lots of maps; I love books with maps.

My copy has a sticker 'Winner of the 1986 American Book Award for Non-Fiction'. I highly recommend it, to scientists and poets alike.


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