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Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PMBy Sheila Nickerson

Weaving together personal experience and wilderness lore, this poetic journey through Alaska and Alaskan history is a potent map of love and loss and how we find our way back home through the landscape of the heart Terry Tempest Williams.
  • Title: Disappearance: A Map: A Meditation on Death and Loss in the High Latitudes
  • Author: Sheila Nickerson
  • ISBN: 9780156004985
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback

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Esme Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
Ich lebe in einem Land, wo Menschen verschwinden Alaska beginnt Sheila Nickerson Disappearance A Map A Meditation on Death and Loss in the High Latitudes Das gefrorene Meer Auf der Suche nach dem dunklen Herz des Nordens Dass die Autorin mit dem Wort ich anf ngt, ist bezeichnend f r das gesamte Buch So gut wie alles, wor ber sie schreibt, setzt sie in irgendeinen Bezug zu sich selbst Ich mu te wissen, wo ich stand Erst dann konnte ich anfangen, nach jemand anderem zu suchen Erst dann konnte ich [...]
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David Fox Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
A Requiem Those Lost Forever Nickerson s colleague, Kent Roth, along with a few other travelling companions, disappeared from sight in the midst of returning from a fishing expedition Their Cessna went down in an area she describes as Alaska s Bermuda Triangle At first glance it appears her memoir will concentrate on the search to find Roth But, as we quickly learn, Ross is only one of many lost to the vagaries of Alaska s mercurial moods So, his sudden departure is transformed into a springboar [...]
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Erica Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
Amended, 2 13 2nd time around with this book, 5 years later, and i m somewhere between 3 and 4 stars now I was able to follow Nickerson freely between her own and Alaska s history, perhaps because i ve been here longer, or am familiar with abstraction and or am accepting of the fact that some people DO in fact fall into oblivion when they go out to pee see below whatever the reason, the poetry emerged clearly for me this time, and the history held meaning Still, it didn t quite get me there [...]
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Stephen AB Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
There were good bits here, some lovely writing and imagery, but in the end she doesn t really pull it off especially the intertwining of her own story which skimmed too much, or was too brittle It also seemed to me much of the mystical thoughts and beliefs are really just attempts to ameliorate the pain and melancholy of loss and disappearance, rather than fully grasping the reality of our existence that we truly are almost all on the way to disappearing completely from this existence yes, mayb [...]
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Magda Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
It is a place of earthquake, young mountains, and volatile glaciers, a place where the pressure of frozen millenia breaks in blue ice against a stormy sea, a place where exquisitely sharp peaks throw back the weather that tries to move inland from the sea Many come to Alaska searching.They come with hope, because the spaces within Alaska are very large and the unnamed peaks of mountains and the unnamed glaciers many It was there, looking out on Mount Juneau, that I first learned that evening dar [...]
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Erika Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
This was a lot rambly and poetic than I expected, although the word meditation in the title should have clued me in Don t go here if you re expecting adrenalin pumping adventure or wilderness survival lit Do go here if you like a looping, ambling narrative and a lot of nature imagery, as well as continuing references to interesting episodes in Alaska s history of settlement I had a lot of dog eared pages indicating things to look up and read about later Be prepared to wade through repeated epi [...]
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Karen Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
I ve read this book before but found a reference to it in a recent book and thought I d take another look It s an interesting look at people lost in the world through accidents, illness or on purpose Many of the stories are from times and explorations long ago but the tie between those people lost in the 1800s or 1900s and the ability to find them today through artifacts and stories are compelling.I own the book and think I ll keep it as many of the stories are set in the artic or Alaska.
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Jessica Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
I really wanted to like this book better Perhaps if I hadn t read that it was written by a poet, I wouldn t have been so disappointed in how poorly the collage techniques worked There s a great amount of information in here if you are interested in the topic, it s worth a read If you are interested in the artistry of writing, skip it If you are interested in the meditation mentioned in the subtitle, run the other way The meditations offered are pretty lame, substituting anything deemed since the [...]
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Erika Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
Somewhat rambly and poetic than I expected although the word meditation should have clued me in but not unentertaining Don t go here if you re looking for adrenalin pumping adventure Do go here if you re interested in a lot of nature imagery and or cogitation on man vs nature hint in Alaska, nature generally wins Also, be prepared to wade through a lot of retirement change of life angst on the part of the writer.
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Chris Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
ARGH She makes the disappearance of a colleague all about her and her angst over the metaphorical disappearance of her upcoming retirement She also talks about being saved by a book, remaining vague about what she needed saving from When writing about people who needed saving from starvation and scurvy and bears, and who for the most part didn t get it, I think you need to leave that metaphor at home for the duration.
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Amanda Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
Strange premise for a book, but I found it fascinating I haven t been able to read a book in two days for forever, but with this one I found a way Lots of interesting facts and things that I had no idea about Another one of those nonfiction books that seems to be stranger than fiction I really enjoyed the author s writing style.
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William Graney Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
The author is highly skilled when it comes to putting sentences together but I failed to grasp what she was going for in this book To me, this book consisted of disconnected meditations separated by random bullet points of missing person s reports I m sure this book achieves something greater but it was lost on me I did like the frequent references to longitude and latitude.
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Lynn Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
Found this book in Antique Book store Thought it would have stories like The Fourth Kind but it was a poetic alaskan author s meditations on the missing I should have read the complete title I liked her style and I could not put the book down.well, I was hoping for some alien visit that never came to bare.
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Di Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
Some interesting history on the exploration of the Arctic and Alaska, but too confusing She keeps revisiting expeditions, while continuing to add new stories, so it is hard to keep track of all the names and dates.
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Sandie Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
The author lived for many years in Alaska She recounts the loss of life, of explorers, whalers, etc from 1600 s up to present, intertwining her own life and experiences People disappear, all the time, in the harshness of Alaska s terrain and weather.
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lola Jul 04, 2020 - 18:42 PM
Trying to stop reading this book was like trying to take an afternoon nap but there s a dog barking outside It didn t engage me and I d be dying to put it down but once in a while there d be a good line or two and thusly I got dragged back in.
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Disappearance: A Map: A Meditation on Death and Loss in the High Latitudes By Sheila Nickerson Weaving together personal experience and wilderness lore, this poetic journey through Alaska and Alaskan history is a potent map of love and loss and how we find our way back home through the landscape of the heart Terry Tempest Williams.

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