The Idea of North

Download or Read eBook The Idea of North PDF written by Peter Davidson and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2005-04-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Idea of North

Book Synopsis The Idea of North by : Peter Davidson

North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.

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  • Total Pages – 272
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781861895639
  • ISBN-13 – 1861895631

North Dakota: A History

Download or Read eBook North Dakota: A History PDF written by Robert P. Wilkins and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1977-11-17 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
North Dakota: A History

Book Synopsis North Dakota: A History by : Robert P. Wilkins

The area's extreme remoteness, great size, and sparse population have shaped the North Dakota character from the beginning of settlement a century ago. Theirs was not an easy land to master; and of those who tried, it demanded strength, endurance, and few illusions, but it had rewards. Today, as world shortages of food and fuel raise new possibilities--and new problems--North Dakotans face the future with the cautious optimism they learned long ago in sod houses and cold winters on the far northern edge of their country.

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  • Total Pages – 248
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780393243796
  • ISBN-13 – 0393243796

Northern Alabama historical and biographical

Download or Read eBook Northern Alabama historical and biographical PDF written by Smith & De Land and published by Рипол Классик. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Northern Alabama historical and biographical

Book Synopsis Northern Alabama historical and biographical by : Smith & De Land

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  • ISBN-10 – 9785871685631
  • ISBN-13 – 5871685633

North American Fauna

Download or Read eBook North American Fauna PDF written by and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
North American Fauna

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  • Total Pages – 222
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The North British Review

Download or Read eBook The North British Review PDF written by and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page 616 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The North British Review

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  • Total Pages – 616
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  • ISBN-10 – UOM:39015030097334
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