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The Reader's Companion to Alaska
     

The Reader's Companion to Alaska

by Alan Ryan
 

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The Alaskan frontier is revealed at its most inspiring and unforgiving, through the eyes of its awestruck visitors. An enraptured John Muir first glimpses Glacier Bay; Jon Krakauer marvels at the sight of a grizzly’s footprints in the snow; Erma Bombeck comments on the “cruise from hell,” and more. Map.

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The Alaskan frontier is revealed at its most inspiring and unforgiving, through the eyes of its awestruck visitors. An enraptured John Muir first glimpses Glacier Bay; Jon Krakauer marvels at the sight of a grizzly’s footprints in the snow; Erma Bombeck comments on the “cruise from hell,” and more. Map.

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YAThe 28 essays in this compilation are grouped geographically and are briefly introduced by the editor. Beginning with John Muir's first sight of Glacier Bay in 1879, the mostly autobiographical accounts provide a fascinating picture of the area and the people who visited, explored, or settled there. Contributors include Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Kuralt, Ernie Pyle, John McPhee, Jon Krakauer, and many lesser known but equally perceptive writers. Recommended for YAs interested in wilderness exploration.

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ISBN-13:
9780156003681
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/15/1997
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,355,370
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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