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Valued Landscapes of the Far North: A Geographic Journey through Denali National Park

Valued Landscapes of the Far North: A Geographic Journey through Denali National Park

by Eugene J. Palka
     
 
Valued Landscapes of the Far North blends cultural, historical, and physical geographies of Denali National Park for an insightful and humanistic perspective of AlaskaOs pristine national park and the Ovisitor experienceO there. This illustrated book explores human-environmental interactions, shows how applied historical and cultural geography can help address

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Valued Landscapes of the Far North blends cultural, historical, and physical geographies of Denali National Park for an insightful and humanistic perspective of AlaskaOs pristine national park and the Ovisitor experienceO there. This illustrated book explores human-environmental interactions, shows how applied historical and cultural geography can help address environmental and management concerns, and looks at Denali as a therapeutic landscape, capable of enhancing a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual healing. Palka employs the concept of place as the integrating theme in his quest to better understand this important biosphere reserve, whose preeminence also stems from its popularity as a distant, wild, and scenic national park and its symbolic value as a vast, untouched wilderness in AmericaOs last frontier. His innovative methodology incorporates perspectives from the Odetached outsiderO to the Oimmersed insiderO to develop a greater understanding of the visitor experience. He focuses on the most distinguishing characteristics of the park from a visitorOs perspective and how these features contribute to a visitorOs sense of place_while reinforcing the enduring spirit of Denali.

Editorial Reviews

The Geographical Journal
One gets the clear impression that this book is a labour of love.
— Kenneth Barrick, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
The Geographical Journal - Kenneth Barrick
One gets the clear impression that this book is a labour of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847698226
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.57(d)

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Meet the Author

Eugene J. Palka is director of the geography program in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Colonel in the U.S. Army.

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