Crocodiles and Ice by Jon Turk.
Crocodiles and Ice is a scientist/adventurer’s journey into a Consciousness Revolution based on a deep, reciprocal communication with the Earth. The book highlights Jon’s award winning polar expedition circumnavigating Ellesmere Island, as well as other, lesser known passages. But, more critically, it tells the story of his lifelong journey from suburban Connecticut into a passion for Deep Wild, an ancient passage, repeated — in one form or another — countless times, and ignored just as often.
Jon invites his readers to listen to our Stone-Age ancestors, the poets of the ’60s, a wolf that lingers, a Siberian shaman, a Chinese bicycle nomad, a lonely Tlingit warrior laying down to die in a storm, and the landscapes themselves. Because beyond the wondrous and seductive opulence of our oil-soaked, internet-crazed, consumer-oriented society, there lies a glorious and sustainable lifestyle that is based on Deep Wild as a foundation of solace, sanity, compassion, and hope.
Published by Oolichan Books and available at Polar Peek Books.
The Polar Peek Book Club meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm at the bookstore. Book club members receive 10% off the book of the month. The next book club gathering is on Wednesday November 30th, 2016