Barry Lopez

Horizon
  • Horizon

  • ‘Horizon is magnificent; a contemporary epic’ Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland

    From the author of the classic Arctic Dreams comes a vivid recollection of his travels around the world and the encounters that have shaped an extraordinary life.

    Taking us nearly from pole to pole – from modern megacities to some of the earth’s most remote regions – Barry Lopez gives us his most far-ranging and personal work to date. Spanning decades of travel, Horizon describes journeys to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.

    Lopez also probes the history of humanity's quests and explorations, from prehistoric expeditions to today's ecotourism. He takes us to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, via friendships with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, in a book that makes us see the world differently. It is the crowning achievement of one of the world's best travel writers.

    'The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... [an] astounding new memoir' Sunday Times

Barry Lopez is the author of seven works of non-fiction and nine works of fiction. His writing appears regularly in Harper's, The Paris Review, Orion, and The Georgia Review. He is the recipient of a National Book Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and many other honours. Lopez lives in western Oregon.