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Alaska Images of the Country John McPhee 0871562901 9780871562906 This compelling portrait of modern Alaska pairs excerpts from John McPhees classic, Coming Into the Country, with the incomparable images of wilderness photojournal
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Alaska Images of the Country by John McPhee

This compelling portrait of modern Alaska pairs excerpts from John McPhees classic, Coming Into the Country, with the incomparable images of wilderness photojournalist Galen Rowell. Chosen from more than 10,000 images taken by Rowell on nine separate expeditions to the Yukon State, the 112 full-color photographs featured here seamlessly complement McPhees vivid prose. Together, text and images capture the overwhelming beauty and variety of Americas last frontier - from the rapidly expanding city of Anchorage to the heights of Mount McKinley to the vast expanses of Alaskas frozen tundra. McPhees text includes profiles of a diverse collection of Alaska residents, providing fascinating glimpses of the people who thrive in the desolation and freedom of the Arctic: the self-proclaimed weird characters inhabiting the remote town of Eagle; 114-year-old Liza Malcolm, whose only language is an Indian tongue understood by less than a dozen living people; and violinist Frances Randall, who practices while working at a landing site on the Kahiltna Glacier. This classic book offers readers an incomparable portrait of the complex and dramatically beautiful land that is Alaska. Indeed, as the Conservationist declared, For those who have longed for years to visit Americas last frontier, the purchase price of the book may be the least expense incurred in furthering a deep and abiding interest.

Author: John McPhee

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 146

Publisher: Sierra Club Books

Publication Date: 1982-06-12

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