Nuvuk, the Northernmost: Altered Land, Altered Lives in Barrow, Alaska

Nuvuk, the Northernmost: Altered Land, Altered Lives in Barrow, Alaska

by Daniel James Inulak Lum
     
 

For years, tour guide Daniel Lum has brought visitors as well as his children out to the remote corners of Barrow, Alaska, one of the northernmost cities in the world, to witness polar bears and walrus on the dark, sandy beaches. Over time, snapping pictures for tourists and shooting photographs of his own, he has been a first-hand witness to the profound

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Overview

For years, tour guide Daniel Lum has brought visitors as well as his children out to the remote corners of Barrow, Alaska, one of the northernmost cities in the world, to witness polar bears and walrus on the dark, sandy beaches. Over time, snapping pictures for tourists and shooting photographs of his own, he has been a first-hand witness to the profound environmental changes taking place as his homeland shifts and disappears before his eyes. 

As arguments over climate change rage in more temperate locales, Nuvuk, the Northernmost is a poignant snapshot of life in a town where these changes are impossible to overlook. Lum’s vivid photographs of wildlife, such as whales, polar bears, and birds, offer rare close-ups of animals few ever see. In addition, Lum provides vivid descriptions and pictures of daily life in and around Barrow, offering a compelling insider’s introduction to living on the tip of the world. With Lum as a capable guide, Nuvuk, the Northernmost is a chance to see a rare world before it changes forever.

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Editorial Reviews

Anchorage Daily News

"[Daniel Lum] has been a witness to the profound environmental changes taking place as his homeland shifts and disappears before his eyes. Lum's vivid photographs of whales, polar bears and birds offer rare close-ups of animals few ever see."
Daily News-Miner

"An impressive little book that offers an intriguing peak at a place even most Alaskans will never see."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602231955
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication date:
06/15/2013
Pages:
86
Sales rank:
378,482
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Lum lives in Barrow, Alaska, and runs tours there with his family, specializing in trips to Nuvuk. He is a descendant of the Iñupiat Eskimos and studies the Iñupiat language.

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