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Arctic Autumn: A Journey to Season's Edge By Pete Dunne,

  • Title: Arctic Autumn: A Journey to Season's Edge
  • Author: Pete Dunne
  • ISBN: 9780618822218
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Arctic doesn t spring to mind when most people think about autumn Yet in his continuing effort to invite readers curiosity through unpredictability, Pete Dunne chose to pair the transitional season of autumn with this fragile environment in flux The book begins on Bylot Island in Nunavut, Canada, at the retreating edge of the seasonal ice sheet, then moves to AlaskaThe Arctic doesn t spring to mind when most people think about autumn Yet in his continuing effort to invite readers curiosity through unpredictability, Pete Dunne chose to pair the transitional season of autumn with this fragile environment in flux The book begins on Bylot Island in Nunavut, Canada, at the retreating edge of the seasonal ice sheet, then moves to Alaska, where the needs of molting geese go head to head with society s need for oil Then on to the Barren Lands of Canada, and a search for the celebrated caribou herds that mean life and death for human and animal predators alike A canoe trip down the John River is filled with memories, laughter, and contemplation a caribou hunt with a professional trapper leads to a polemic on hunting and Pete travels to an island in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, to look for rare birds and ponder the passionate nature of competitive bird listers No trip to the Arctic would be complete without a trip to see polar bears, so Pete and his wife visit Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world These majestic, but threatened, creatures lead Pete to think about his own life, our interactions with the natural world, and the importance of the Arctic, North America s last great wilderness.
    Arctic Autumn A Journey to Season s Edge The Arctic doesn t spring to mind when most people think about autumn Yet in his continuing effort to invite readers curiosity through unpredictability Pete Dunne chose to pair the transitional seaso

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    1. After having read one of his other books and being a bit on the leery side I chose to try this author again and see if another of his books would hold my interest Unfortunately this book was or less the one that I should have steered away from for although it was interesting there was lots of red flags while instead of helping me feel good and find some pleasure in either the Arctic or autumn I ended up finding myself reading a book that was or less an environmental message that also faced the [...]

    2. Arctic Autumn is part travelogue, part science, and part philosophy, in an entirely approachable package Dunne relates the tales of several autumn adventures throughout Canada and Alaska, most taken along with his wife, a photographer whose striking work is also featured in the book In its opening chapter, Arctic Autumn appeals to the reader s latent urge to explore the Arctic I admit that I recalled long ago days playing Arctic explorer at recess on the frozen tundra of my Minnesota elementary [...]

    3. Arctic Autumn A Journey to Season s Edge is the latest in Pete Dunne s four part series of books based on seasons in North America The autumn of the book s title is not autumn as readers in a temperate climate might conceive it At northerly latitudes, the warm season is short and summer is fleeting Thus Dunne begins his narrative at the summer solstice in June, when days begin to shorten and animals begin preparations for the long winter The impact of humans on the Arctic is never far from Dunne [...]

    4. Pete Dunne, writing a four part seasonal story, picks the place on earth where autumn lasts the longest In fact there is hardly a summer in some of the places he writes about Arctic Autumn is full of word pictures of the landscape and the animals and birds that inhabit the far north of out continent Can t wait to see what he does for winter.

    5. Pete Dunne is an excellent writer in that he can relate any of his experiences to a sometimes serious, sometimes humorous universal human situation He is at times kind of a complicated man I ve met him but his writing is captivating, whether he is discussing Arctic polar bears or grumpy outfitters good book third in a series i can t wait for the next one to come out.

    6. Interesting, pleasant reading, no urgency but a good read Birder both professional and from love passion and photographer wife and some of their adventures in the Arctic.

    7. I was really impressed with Pete Dunne s writing He had a great attention to detail, and also has a poetic style to his writing I ll have to pick up some of his other books.

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