Alaska Images of the Country

By: John McPhee

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Very good/ good condition. Clean and well Kept. Cover has some edge wear, and curling at edges as well as some minor tears. Boards are red cloth with Silver gilt print on spine. 1st edition; 1st printing. Boards have some light bumping and edge wear. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** About the book: This compelling portrait of modern Alaska pairs excerpts from John McPhee's 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 McPhee's vivid prose. Together, text and images capture the overwhelming beauty and variety of America's last frontier - from the rapidly expanding city of Anchorage to the heights of Mount McKinley to the vast expanses of Alaska's frozen tundra. McPhee's 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 America's last frontier, the purchase price of the book may be the least expense incurred in furthering a deep and abiding interest.

Title: Alaska Images of the Country

Author Name: John McPhee

Illustrator: Photos Galen Rowell

Categories: Geography, Nature, Transportation & Travel,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: San Fransisco, CA, Sierra Club Books: 1986

ISBN Number: 0871562901

ISBN Number 13: 9780871562906

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Book

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 000485

Keywords: Rowell, McPhee, Alaska, Nature