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Barry Lopez (1945–2020)

Author of Arctic Dreams

39+ Works 6,664 Members 122 Reviews 14 Favorited

About the Author

Barry Lopez, the author of 13 books, lives in western Oregon. (Bowker Author Biography)

Works by Barry Lopez

Arctic Dreams (1986) 1,943 copies
Of Wolves and Men (1978) 858 copies
Crow and Weasel (1990) 414 copies
Crossing Open Ground (1988) 401 copies
Horizon (2019) 351 copies
Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape (2006) — Editor — 309 copies
Winter Count (1981) 230 copies
Desert Notes/River Notes (1990) 186 copies
Resistance (2004) 168 copies
Rediscovery of North America (1991) 130 copies

Associated Works

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contributor — 416 copies
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Contributor — 302 copies
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 232 copies
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Contributor — 189 copies
The Best American Essays 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 165 copies
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contributor — 160 copies
Granta 90: Country Life (2005) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contributor — 142 copies
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Introduction — 106 copies
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contributor — 103 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (1998) — Contributor — 101 copies
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Contributor — 85 copies
Granta 140: State of Mind (2017) — Contributor — 58 copies
Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration (1999) — Contributor — 58 copies
Granta 133: What Have We Done (2015) — Contributor — 58 copies
Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (2000) — Contributor — 44 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 (2010) — Contributor — 37 copies
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contributor — 33 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 26 copies
National Geographic Magazine 1987 v171 #1 January (1987) — Contributor — 21 copies
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contributor — 18 copies
The Analog Sea Review: Number Three (2020) — Contributor — 8 copies
Story, Vol. 46, No. 2 [Magazine, Spring 1998] (1998) — Contributor — 7 copies

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A deep dive into the history, mythology, biology, massacre and reintroduction of the wild wolf. Thought provoking an still highly relevant. Should be on every university zoology/biology major's mandatory reading list. Barry Lopez at his best.
 
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dele2451 | 10 other reviews | Mar 15, 2024 |
This book is the transcription of three days' conversation between Lopez and Julia Martin, a friend of long standing, at Lopez's home in the remote PNW woods. These are the sorts of conversations that, in another setting, might come across as pompous or pedantic. But here, it's just an older friend trying to convey some of the ideas and perceptions he has accumulated over a lifetime of work. I have highlighted many passages.
 
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Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
I enjoyed this very much. Lopez travels to these amazing places and makes them real for the reader by taking tiny details apart and looking at them in unique, insightful and unconventional ways. This is a man who cares about our planet and incites others to care through his thoughtful writing.
 
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BBrookes | 4 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |
Interesting topics and observations, but the prose is too flowery, and sometimes melodramatic, for me.
 
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lschiff | 39 other reviews | Sep 24, 2023 |

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Rating
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ISBNs
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Favorited
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