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Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
     

Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

by Debbie S. Miller, Margaret Murie (Foreword by)
 

This is a passionate and vivid account of traveling within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the largest and most pristine wilderness region in the United States.

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This is a passionate and vivid account of traveling within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the largest and most pristine wilderness region in the United States.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Miller, a freelance writer and photographer, presents a timely plea for the preservation of the largest wilderness area in the United States, now threatened by oil and gas development. A resident of Alaska who has traveled extensively in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, she describes vividly the wonders of this magnificent 19-million-acre preserve in Alaska's northeastern corner, from its coastal plain to its mountains, glaciers and rivers. She tells the history of the establishment of this invaluable preserve in the 1950s and describes her experiences at the neighboring Prudhoe Bay oil fields, documenting the effects of oil development on a previously untouched arctic region, and concluding that such development would be devastating for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Drawing on several years of exploration of this northernmost wildlife sanctuary, Miller interweaves personal adventure, sensitivity to the environment, anecdotes of regional history, and events pertaining to use of the area by natives. Her book is easy to read, but lacks distinguishing features. Richard Nelson's The Island Within ( LJ 10/1/89) and Tom Walker's Shadows on the Tundra ( LJ 12/89) are both more substantive and better-written books covering the same ground. Given the number of books on this topic, this is not a necessary purchase.-- Mary J. Nickum, Fish and Wildlife Reference Svce., Bethesda, Md.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882405179
Publisher:
Alaska Northwest Books
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Debbie S. Miller is the author of several popular nature books for children. She lives with her family above the Tanana River in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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