High Latitudes : High Latitudes chronicles the author's journey across northern Canada in 1966. Engaging in what Margaret Atwood, in her introduction, calls "a salvation escapade, " Mowat hoped to write a book based on his experiences that would debunk the then-current idea of the North as a playground for developers and polluters. Until now, that book remained unwritten. Mowat's compelling blend of suspenseful storytelling and larger-than-life characters immerses readers in the Arctic, a place Mowat dubs a "bloody great wasteland." In a voice alternately filled with rage, humor, and pathos, Mowat seasons his story with verbatim transcriptions of testimonies from northern peoples - Inuit and white - at a time when the old ways of life were disappearing.
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