Alaska: Reflections on Land and Spirit

Alaska: Reflections on Land and Spirit


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This aptly named book contains 22 selections by John Muir, John McPhee, Barry Lopez, and others on Alaska and to some extent on the neighboring Yukon, accompanied by a small but evocative collection of photographs of Eskimos. The pieces, most of which are top-notch, vividly describe the harsh climate, the Arctic and sub-Arctic habitats, and the animals of Alaska, and tell the stories of the Native Americans and others who have made their home or worked in the North. This excellent sampler of some of the best writing on Alaska is recommended for academic and, especially, public libraries.

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ISBN-13: 9780816514427
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 02/01/1994
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gary H. Holthaus is the author of Unexpected Manna and Circling Back. He currently resides in Red Wing, Minnesota.

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