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The Magnetic North offers a fascinating tour of a disappearing world. Sara Wheeler is an eloquent and intrepid guide.

The Magnetic North offers a fascinating tour of a disappearing world. Elizabeth Kolbert, author of FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE. A wise, provoking and zestful chronicle, poetic, often tragic and always engaging. Wheeler, a prolific raconteur of distant places, has created the finest book on the Arctic since Hugh Brody's The Other Side of Eden. She has mapped a remarkable journey. Rory MacLean, The Sunday Times (London).

The Magnetic North book. More than a decade ago, Sara Wheeler traveled to Antarctica to understand a continent nearly lost to myth and lore. In the widely acclaimed, bestselling Terra Incognita, she chronicled her quest to find a hidden history buried in Antarctica's extreme surroundings. Now, Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to create a A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title.

Автор: Wheeler Sara Название: The Magnetic North: Notes from the . This book tells her story. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer.

This book tells her story.

The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle. In The Magnetic North, she takes full measure of the Arctic: at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming

The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle. A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title. In The Magnetic North, she takes full measure of the Arctic: at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming. Inspired by the spiraling shape of a reindeer-horn bangle, she travels counterclockwise around the North Pole through the territories belonging to Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Finland, marking the transformations of what once seemed an unchangeable landscape.

Praise for The Magnetic North " The Magnetic North offers a fascinating tour of a disappearing world. Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe "A wise, provoking and zestful chronicle, poetic, often tragic and always engaging. Rory MacLean, The Sunday Times (London) " The Magnetic North proved irresistibly attractive. Alternatively, "Arctic" may mean the home of climate change

As a young, idealistic travel writer in Terra Incognita (1996), Sara Wheeler was seduced by the sparse purity of Antarctica.

As a young, idealistic travel writer in Terra Incognita (1996), Sara Wheeler was seduced by the sparse purity of Antarctica. Fifteen years on, in "the elegiac melancholy of middle age", she is drawn to write about fragmentation, environmental tragedy and the crooked timber of humanity at the other end of the earth. In this sweeping, magnetic volume - part history lesson, part love story, part portent, part elegy - she journeys in a great circle around the frozen top of the world.

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The Magnetic North is a complement to Wheeler's Terra Incognita: Travels around Antarctica. This is a book for people who love sentences

The Magnetic North is a complement to Wheeler's Terra Incognita: Travels around Antarctica. The structural challenge is larger. This is a book for people who love sentences. In the section on Asian Russia, Wheeler describes a young man named Yuri, who chattered through an entire 20-minute bus ride, "apologizing all the time for his 'bad' English while careering forward into exciting hinterlands of syntax.

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A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title

More than a decade ago, Sara Wheeler traveled to Antarctica to understand a continent nearly lost to myth and lore. In the widely acclaimed, bestselling Terra Incognita, she chronicled her quest to find a hidden history buried in Antarctica’s extreme surroundings. Now, Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to create a definitive picture of life on the fringes. In The Magnetic North, she takes full measure of the Arctic: at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming.Inspired by the spiraling shape of a reindeer-horn bangle, she travels counterclockwise around the North Pole through the territories belonging to Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Finland, marking the transformations of what once seemed an unchangeable landscape. As she witnesses the mounting pollution concentrated at the pole, Wheeler reckons with the illness of the whole organism of the earth.Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, shadowing the endless Trans-Alaska Pipeline with a tough Idaho-born outdoorswoman, herding reindeer with the Lapps, and visiting the haunting, deceptively peaceful lands of the Gulag, Wheeler brings the Arctic’s many contradictions to life. The Magnetic North is an urgent, beautiful book, rich in dramatic description and vivid reporting. It is a singular, deeply personal portrait of a region growing daily in global importance.


Comments: (7)

Steelraven
This was an interesting whirlwind tour of Arctic geography, peoples, climate and history. As a former sometime Arctic flyer in Canada it was easy for me to relate to a few of the author's experiences. The North is a strange, beautiful, and also dangerous place if one does not know it. Sara Wheeler captures the wonder of the North and the fascination that generations of explorers had with it, and reading this book reinforced my respect for the hardy, ingenuous, indigenous peoples who have made the North their home for thousands of years. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to capture the flavor of the high latitudes, and I look forward to her next book.
Lianeni
Love her works - I may never get to where she has traveled - but "vicarious thrills" for us arm-chair readers...
Balhala
One to get full enjoyment of this book would have to strongly believe that climate change is caused by the people of the earth. It was very interesting to learn of the various Arctic countries. I had always been interested in the Sami people. By the time you are through with the book you will know much more.
I have one bone to pick with the author. She writes of the crowded Alaska Marine Highway. I don't believe there are traffic jams on the Marine Highway!
playboy
This is one great book. Sara Wheeler visits arctic areas all the way around the north pole, and makes each area come alive. Her description of the failures of ALL the surrounding countries to deal fairly with their indigenous arctic populations is a shared tragedy. The science of climate change is presented factually and evenly: how the climate change deniers can continue to exist is truly a mystery of our time. She tells a story that needs to be told with good humor, despite the frequently sordid details that are part of arctic history. I liked her Terra Incognita, and I loved this book.
Gralmeena
Couldn't get further than the first 10 pages and that rarely happens to me. Not exactly sure why I was simply not interested.
SiIеnt
This book got an enthusiastic review on the New York Times, so my expectations were high. If you have never read anything about the Arctic (like me) it is a passable, sometimes interesting introduction, but overall The Magnetic North is a rambling, plodding book, with just some fascinating bits thrown into the mix.
Things start promisingly with a visit to the Russian Arctic and some very interesting history about the sad fate of the native populations everywhere from Russia to Canada and Scandinavia. Unfortunately,the book eventually deviates into maddeningly irrelevant anecdotes from the author and the mostly uninteresting people she meets along the way; this is a major flaw as the interactions are neither funny nor illuminating, as they are supposed to be, and the book is full of them.
There is an attempt at a structure as the author travels to all the countries which have territory in the Arctic, but it reads like several National Geographic articles put together.
This haphazard quality is balanced by interesting historical information provided in each chapter: the relocation of Canadian native populations in the Sixties, Mussolini's quest for glory via zeppelins and the horror of the Soviet Gulag; but once again these are not exhaustive histories as the research seems at best superficial, although it is interesting if you have never read it before.
All in all the book does not do justice to its subject and just makes a passable read.
Jieylau
5 stars ++... The author weaves anthropology, geology, geography, history, and her own experiences of the Arctic areas. Along the way she describes how modern greed has exploited and gutted and destroyed ancient resources as well as ancient native cultures. Meanwhile, many are dedicated to stave off more ecological and human disasters. In sum, with its mixture of sadness and humor and hope,the author has written one truly fascinating book,......
Wheeler takes her readers places no one has been, places no one really wants to go except via books. This time, she guides us through the frozen north, the lands and waters north of the Arctic Circle. She's an ideal guide, one who seeks out all the coolest (in both senses of the word) spots and who finds all the best of the Arctic stories, and relates her tales with a delightfully literate vocabulary.
The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle download epub
Biological Sciences
Author: Sara Wheeler
ISBN: 0374200130
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprint edition (February 1, 2011)
Pages: 336 pages