Summary of Barry H. Lopez's Arctic Dreams

Livre numérique

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

Sample Book Insights:

#1 I stood on the frozen ocean 20 miles off Cape Mamen, Mackenzie King Island, and looked at the moon reflected in the sea ice. The sky had no depth because of the fullness of the moon, but stars shone brightly.

#2 The Arctic was seen as an inhospitable place by the Old World, but by the Greeks it was a land of rich lacustrine soils, gentle breezes, and fecund animals. The inhabitants of Hyperborea were thought to be the oldest of the human races and to be comparable with the land itself.

#3 The North Magnetic Pole is located at 77°N 120°W, some 30 miles east of Edmund Walker Island in the southern end of the Findlay Group. The North Geomagnetic Pole, around which the earth’s magnetic field and its magnetosphere are theoretically arranged, lies about 500 miles east of the North Magnetic Pole in northern Greenland.

#4 The sun’s arctic movement is difficult to understand because our thought about it has been fixed for tens of thousands of years. We don’t think in three dimensions, and it is difficult to imagine the sun’s arctic movement because our minds have been trained to understand the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.