One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

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by Richard Proenneke, Sam Keith
     
 

This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.  To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees

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This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.  To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts, dreams and company.   Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick carried out alone....alone in the wilderness...and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.

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From the Publisher
"[Proenneke's] journals froms the text of this handsome book, and his parkling color slides illustrate it with a beauty that tugs at your heart and sets your heels to itching just a little. You owe yourself the pleasure of this book." —-Biloxi Sun Hearld
Alan L. White
Readers who are interested in detailed information on cabin building, or just want to dream about living in a place far beyond home, will enjoy this book.
ForeWord
Library Journal
This book made a big splash when it debuted in 1973. Keith based the text on the journals and photography of Richard Proenneke, who, after racking up years of 50-hour work weeks, did what many of us only fantasize about: he chucked it all and went to live in the woods. Now in his 80s, Proenneke still abides in the log cabin he built with his own hands and has become an icon for naturalists. Though few will follow Proenneke's lead, his story can be quite inspiring. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Reprint of the 1973 edition of life in the Twin Lakes area (170 miles west of Anchorage). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882409429
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Books
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Edition description:
Commemorative edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
348,228
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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