Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [NOOK Book]

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* Presents the original foreword by Margaret E. Murie

* Features a new afterword by the author, providing context for the Refuge today

* Includes a new map and an updated bibliography


Originally published more than twenty years ago, Midnight ...

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

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Overview

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FIRST 40 PAGES OF MIDNIGHT WILDERNESS NOW

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* Presents the original foreword by Margaret E. Murie

* Features a new afterword by the author, providing context for the Refuge today

* Includes a new map and an updated bibliography


Originally published more than twenty years ago, Midnight Wilderness is a passionate and vivid account of one of Alaska's greatest natural treasures, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Author Debbie Miller draws on her years of exploring this unique, magical, and expansive territory, weaving chilling adventure, personal anecdote, wildlife observation, and Native American life into a beautiful and compelling memoir of place.


Proceeds from sales of this book will benefit the Alaska Wilderness League in its ongoing efforts to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594856341
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 8/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 939,946
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Debbie S. Miller grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She loved climbing trees, watching animals, and hiking in wild places such as Yosemite National Park. The natural world inspired her to write at a young age. After obtaining her teaching degree, Debbie moved to Alaska with her husband, Dennis. The call of the wild beckoned them from the freeways of California. For the past 35 years, Debbie has loved exploring the wilds of Alaska and studying its great diversity of wildlife. Alaska has been the foundation and inspiration for all of her writing. Her first wilderness adventure book, Midnight Wilderness (Sierra Club Books, 1990) describes the wonders and natural history of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge based on 14 years of explorations. Many of her nature books for children, such as Survival at 40 Below (Walker, 2010) have been recognized as Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council (NSTA/CBC). Debbie enjoys speaking in schools across Alaska and America, sharing her books and programs with teachers and students of all ages. She also likes traveling to other wild regions of the world, such as Australia, where she recently studied some fascinating marsupials, reptiles, and birds. Alaska will always be a home that Debbie cherishes along with her two grown, beautiful daughters who still enjoy hiking, fishing and camping with her.
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