Travelers' Tales Alaska: True Stories

Travelers' Tales Alaska: True Stories

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Travelers' Tales Alaska: True Stories by Bill Sherwonit

In Travelers' Tales Alaska, contemporary adventurers, seekers, and lifelong Alaskans take you into the "Last Frontier" for wild and poignant adventures. Walk among bears, witness the Inupiat taking of a bowhead whale, and spend time "weathered-in" on the Bering Sea coast. Follow the seasons of commercial fisherfolk in the world's most dangerous seas, sail the Inside Passage, or flight-see with bush pilots famed for high-stakes navigation around Denali, North America's highest mountain. Discover the 49th state’s quirky side, including an entire town that lives in a single World War II-vintage high-rise, a "Hairy Man" who roams the Bush, and backcountry gourmands who communicate with edible plants. Drive the Alaska Highway or head north along the pipeline Haul Road to the Arctic coast, not simply to get there, but to be there. Get the inside view as Alaskans share their stories of learning a new land or guiding tourists through Native culture. Whether you choose camping at Wal-Mart or casting for grayling on a lake named Paradise, whether you travel the Great Land in actuality or in your armchair, these stories bring Alaska alive, in all its latter-day complexity and glory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609520724
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Series: Travelers' Tales Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 326
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Anchorage nature and travel writer Bill Sherwonit first visited Alaska in 1974 while employed as a geologist. After switching to journalism, he returned to Alaska in 1982 as a sportswriter for The Anchorage Times, where he worked for ten years, the last seven as its outdoors writer/editor. Now a full-time freelancer, he’s contributed stories and photos to a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and guidebooks. He’s the author of 7 books on Alaska, and he lives in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains. He also teaches classes in wilderness and travel/adventure writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Andromeda Romano-Lax, the author of five books about Alaska and Mexico, arrived in Anchorage in 1994 and has traveled the state by kayak, mountain bike, car, ferry, and bushplane with her family. She teaches creative writing in university and workshop settings. Ellen Bielawski was born in Alaska and still prefers northern life to any other, although she has worked as an archaeologist in West Africa and trekked in Tibet. Her editing credits include scientific papers as well as essays, and she is the author of Rogue Diamonds and The Peoples' Prehistory of Alaska, as well as numerous magazine articles.

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