Winner of the National Book Award in 1986, Lopez’s magnum opus explores the Arctic landscape and the hold it continues to exert on our imagination.
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.
‘The Arctic dreamland seen and described by a writer of rare perception and poetic descriptive power... The pages sparkle with Arctic light’ - Scotsman
‘A master nature writer’ - New York Times