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READ ´ The Sun Is a Compass For fans of Cheryl Strayed the gripping story of a biologist's human powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds nature and adventureDuring graduate school as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated sterile environment of the lab Worried that she was losing her passion for the scientific research she once loved she was. 45 I love reading adventure stories especially ones set in cold climates This is a book that contained so many beautiful descriptions of nature and wildlife that I could have read it indefinitely A biologist working in a lab studying chickadees and the crooked beaks that have been forming on many Caroline loses touch with the reasons she became a biologist She really needed to get out of the lab and back in touch with nature She and her husband plan a 4000 mild trip from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic Using no motors boats they make themselves skiis and a vast network of planned connections to pick up food supplies and other needed items Just the planning for this would do me inThe things they see face the weather the soreness near starvation run in with a bear so danger yes but so many beautiful things I ll let parts of the book speak for itselfI needed a crash course outdoors to remind myself that life is not merely a tally of days that what matters most cannot be uantified The glimpse of a wolf s tawny back his coat shimmering with dewWe wanted to hear the crunch of lichen beneath our feet to smell the tundra after a rainstorm to understand how it felt to walk in a caribous tracks or paddle alongside a beluga whaleChickadees calls vary in tone and duration When responding to a predator or intruder the number of Dee s reflect the level of threatBy September the ice should be gone next winter s pack ice not yet formed But as the words take shape in my mouth I see the ice levitate and rise into the sky shattering into pieces Swans Thousands and thousands of tundra swans with golden necks and wings on fire Their heavy steps patter against the water as they take flight a gathering of Angels against the steel blue skyGorgeous writing and the very best of armchair travelARC from Edelweiss Casa HowHard - tomes 1 et 2 - descriptions of nature and wildlife that I could have read it indefinitely A biologist working in a lab studying chickadees and the crooked beaks that have been forming on many Caroline loses touch with the reasons she became a biologist She really needed to get out of the lab and back in touch with nature She and her husband plan a 4000 mild trip from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic Using no motors boats they make themselves skiis and a vast network of planned connections to pick up food supplies and other needed items Just the planning for this would My Facebook Boyfriend For Real? Posted Connected Busted Vol 1 do me inThe things they see face the weather the soreness near starvation run in with a bear so Statistics and Probability for Engineering Applications danger yes but so many beautiful things I ll let parts of the book speak for itselfI needed a crash course outdoors to remind myself that life is not merely a tally of Ensamblador Basico days that what matters most cannot be uantified The glimpse of a wolf s tawny back his coat shimmering with Power Politics and Adult Educational Administration dewWe wanted to hear the crunch of lichen beneath our feet to smell the tundra after a rainstorm to understand how it felt to walk in a caribous tracks or paddle alongside a beluga whaleChickadees calls vary in tone and More One Minute Stories duration When responding to a predator or intruder the number of Dee s reflect the level of threatBy September the ice should be gone next winter s pack ice not yet formed But as the words take shape in my mouth I see the ice levitate and rise into the sky shattering into pieces Swans Thousands and thousands of tundra swans with golden necks and wings on fire Their heavy steps patter against the water as they take flight a gathering of Angels against the steel blue skyGorgeous writing and the very best of armchair travelARC from Edelweiss

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READ ´ The Sun Is a Compass Compelled to experience wildness again to be guided by the sounds of birds and to follow the trails of animalsIn March of 2012 she and her husband set off on a 4000 mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic traveling by rowboat ski foot raft and canoe Together they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace migrating birds silhouetted against the moon the steamy breath of caribou and the bond. This is a remarkable book about a remarkable journey written by a remarkable person and uietly featuring her eually remarkable spouse with innumerable cameos of you guessed it remarkable people living remarkable lives in remarkable placesBut in some ways it s also a beautiful story about life and family and self discovery and coming of age and evolution or the turning of seasons or the changes in roles and doubt and discovery and nature yes nature in all of it beauty and grandeur and the uest oh yes the yearning and the planning and the stepping out into the void and taking the next step and the step after thatThe trek itself is plenty of story to justify reading the book But the book s genius derives also from the fact that the author isn t just smart yes she has a PhD and articulate she speaks to literacy and reading in the acknowledgements but she has a trained and sophisticated scientist s and specifically ornithologist s eye and ear and training and sensibility which adds depth and color and a vibrancy to the story that many an accomplished trekker or historian chronicling this or a similar endeavor would be unable to match The book is nicely constructed linear but peppered with appropriate and not terribly distracting diversions and the prose is sparse yet elegant with than a handful of passages seeming transcendentThere are so may things going on in this book that you could easily miss something important or grand or elegant or sublime or special by skimming or rushing through For example one doesn t learn unless you carefully read through the acknowledgements section that the author s husband and life partner and trekking companion drew the frankly impressive sketches that separate the chapters And that s just one of his impressive talents but I won t spoil the book by disclosing any of his other relevant prodigious talents or accomplishments hereIf anything my greatest disappointment with the book lay with the admittedly interesting and informative but otherwise unexceptional photographs compressed into a single section in the middle of the book On the one hand the cover photograph is one of my favorites but in retrospect I found it deeply disappointing and bordering on deceptive or I dunno wrong to the extent that it features and suggests a uest undertaken by an individual It s a interesting decision and one wonders whether the publisher or an editor rather than the author made the call Granted the limited emphasis on the photography in the book makes sense this isn t a coffee table book and duh for a trek of this type the author and her husband weren t lugging high end heavy photography gear but hey it s a minor shame nonetheless Full disclosure This is not in any way a dispassionate or just the facts only account Rather it is a highly personal deeply introspective highly self referential journey about a life and a family and a career and a point in time and a journey and well you get the idea Reader s aside Just another reason why I love my public library I spent an afternoon there just working in a different setting when I spied this book on the RECENT ACUISITIONS shelf fortuitously just a couple of days before I left on an epic and gratifying vacation with my son I m glad I decided to pick it up and bring it with me on the trip And I heartily recommend it A First Book in English Literature dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace migrating birds silhouetted against the moon the steamy breath of caribou and the bond. 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READ ´ The Sun Is a Compass That comes from sharing such experiencesA uniue blend of science adventure and personal narrative The Sun is a Compass explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of the creatures who make their homes in the wildest places left in North America Inspiring and beautifully written this love letter to nature is a lyrical testament to the resilience of the human spiritWinner of the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition Adventure Trave. 45 stars for this book It made me feel like I was right along with Pat and Caroline paddling around and walking towards the Arctic the book is mostly based in the personal journey of the couple with an amazing Arctic background The science part of it its great too enticing the reader but not pulling too much complexity into it I really enjoyed this bookas I do every book having to do with Alaska the Arctic and personal journeys My Darrling do every book having to Ice Cream for Breakfast How Rediscovering Your Inner Child Can Make You Calmer Happier and Solve Your Bullsht Adult Problems do with Alaska the Arctic and personal journeys

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Sun Is a Compass
  • Caroline Van Hemert
  • en
  • 18 April 2019
  • 9780316414425