Icebound Summer

Icebound Summer

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by Sally Carrighar
     
 

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Sally Carrighar was a prolific writer of stories of the natural world. She has an almost magical ability to bring wild creatures to life with her literary renditions of their world allowing us to get inside that world and live it briefly. In Icebound Summer, we are taken through a brief and intense arctic summer when seemingly frozen and lifeless tundra comes to life.

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Sally Carrighar was a prolific writer of stories of the natural world. She has an almost magical ability to bring wild creatures to life with her literary renditions of their world allowing us to get inside that world and live it briefly. In Icebound Summer, we are taken through a brief and intense arctic summer when seemingly frozen and lifeless tundra comes to life. From the arctic fox to the arctic terns overhead, we suddenly realize this is a place of surprisingly abundant life. Icebound Summer is one of the great outdoor classics of wildlife literature.

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In this 1953 volume, naturalist Carrighar recounts a summer she spent in the Arctic. Though brief, the season brings great change to the area, converting it into the "polar" opposite of the frozen wasteland that most people imagine as wildlife abounds during the warmer months. This edition is illustrated with numerous black-and-white drawings. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307831392
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/17/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Sally Carrighar wrote many books, including: Home in the Wilderness, A Husky in the House, and Wild Heritage.

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Icebound Summer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I took a special class at the university, I couldn't come up with enough superlatives to do this book justice! I couldn't be happier that it's back in print - and mirabile dictu! this trade paper edition is actually NICE! If you like what's nebulously called 'nature' writing, this book belongs in your library BEFORE THE EVENING'S OVER! And if you typically don't read nature writing, this'll be the exception that proves your rule. Plus, the illustrations are dee-lightful.