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

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

by Debbie S. Miller
     
 

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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 updatedSee more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594856341
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
08/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
9 MB

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