Reviews

  • "The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... [an] astounding new memoir"

    Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
  • "Magnificent; a contemporary epic"

    Robert Macfarlane, Guardian, Book of the Week
  • "Riveting, seductive, and beautifully written. I don’t know of any other writer who so mesmerizingly, so seemingly effortlessly, weaves together art, science and poetry—I found myself underlining sentences on every page. Barry Lopez is one of my literary heroes"

    Andrea Wulf
  • "Barry Lopez brings the world alive like no other writer. His writing evokes diverse peoples and places with great humanity and humility. Horizon deserves to become a modern classic"

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • "A visionary masterpiece, a towering monument to a life dedicated to the whole of the world and everything in it"

    Neil Ansell, author of The Last Wilderness
  • "A celebration and investigation of the impulse to explore, Horizon is itself an exploration—of both the human and inhuman worlds. In his intensity, his clarity, and his capacity for wonder, Barry Lopez is unmatched"

    Elizabeth Kolbert
  • "Barry Lopez is a straight-up magnificent writer. To read Horizon is to be transported to wondrous landscapes far beyond the pale, and thereby obtain an astounding perspective on our increasingly uncertain future. Lopez expresses faith that our species can avert annihilation by investing ‘more deeply in the philosopher’s cardinal virtues’: courage, justice, reverence, and compassion—virtues this book possesses in abundance"

    Jon Krakauer
  • "The world is vast, and so are the heart and the curiosity of Barry Lopez. His voice is incomparable and necessary. No one else alive, to my knowledge, thinks so carefully about the moral dimensions of landscape"

    David Quammen
  • "Nobody journeys like Barry Lopez. He's humble, he's ethical, he's honest, he's curious, he's doubtful, he's properly sad and he's wild. He wakes us up to the worth and the mystery of the world. His great affection for humanity comes up from every patch of earth he visits. This is an epic book that goes from pole to pole, and yet manages to make a distinct 'everywhere' out of each little patch he visits. A glorious book, gloriously told"

    Colum McCann
  • "A masterpiece ... huge-hearted, wise and sorrowful book by the Philosopher-King of Gaia"

    Joy Williams