Magnetic North

Magnetic North

Sea Voyage to Svalbard

Book - 2018 | First edition
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"From the endangered Canadian boreal forest to the environmentally threatened Svalbard archipelago off the coast of Norway, Jenna Butler takes us on a sea voyage that connects continents and traces the impacts of climate change on northern lands. With a feminist gaze, she questions explorer narratives and the mythic draw of the polar North. As a woman who cannot have children, she writes out the internal friction of travelling in Svalbard during the fertile height of the Arctic summer. Blending travelogue and poetic meditation on place, Magnetic North will draw readers' minds to the beauty and power of landscapes under threat, and ask them why some stories in recorded history are privileged at the expense of those left to speak from beneath the surface."--
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta :, The University of Alberta Press,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781772123821
Branch Call Number: ANF 919.81045 BUT
Characteristics: xiii, 102 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm


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