High Latitudes: The Incredible True Story of an Arctic Journey

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In High Latitudes, Farley Mowat chronicles for the first time the hazardous journey he took across northern Canada in 1966. He hoped to write a book that would let northern people speak for themselves and that would expose the speciousness of the political idea that the North was “a bloody great wasteland” with no people in it, and therefore resource developers could exploit it however they chose. For reasons Mowat describes, that book did not get written then. But here it is now, with the original conversations...
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In High Latitudes, Farley Mowat chronicles for the first time the hazardous journey he took across northern Canada in 1966. He hoped to write a book that would let northern people speak for themselves and that would expose the speciousness of the political idea that the North was “a bloody great wasteland” with no people in it, and therefore resource developers could exploit it however they chose. For reasons Mowat describes, that book did not get written then. But here it is now, with the original conversations recorded by Mowat during that epic journey. 

In vintage Mowat fashion, the legendary writer delivers a sweeping narrative brimming with breathtaking nature writing, suspenseful storytelling, larger-than-life characters, ferocious humor, pitiless rage, iconoclastic insights, and compassionate concern. In her foreword, Margaret Atwood writes: “High Latitudes gives us, with passion and insight, a vertical section of time past—the time that preceded our present. The choices that were made then affect our now, just as the choices we make now will determine the future...”

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  • ISBN-13: 9781616086022
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Farley Mowat is the author of thirty-seven books, including People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing, Sea of Slaughter, and The Farfarers. His books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, and he has been published in fifty-two languages. He lives in Ontario, Canada.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

1 Getting There 1

2 Bay of Whales 11

3 SNAFU 22

4 The New Stone Age 32

5 Under Two Flags 40

6 Duel at Povungnituk 46

7 The Maverick 58

8 Skipper Jimmy 69

9 Paradise Lost 79

10 Simonee 86

11 Something Else to Do 91

12 The Icie Mountains 98

13 Sweetie Pie 104

14 Jonasee and Paulasee 115

15 Lost Leviathan 125

16 Ruins, Old and New 133

17 God's Country 141

18 Space Station in Foxe Basin 149

19 A Company Man 155

20 The Exiles 160

21 Ayorama 172

22 Top of the World 183

23 Lots of Time 192

24 We'll Be the Bosses 201

25 Back to the Land 210

26 Tuk Tuk 216

27 The Reindeer Herd 227

28 Kidnapped 233

29 Mudopolis 244

30 The Loner 248

31 Here Are the News 259

32 The Captains and the Ships 271

33 Last-time Box 282

Envoy 293

Index 294

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