From Introduction by author: "This Alaskan Sketchbook is the condensation of many hundreds of field sketches, studio-drawn sketches, and photographs. It is a diary of sorts, a journal of my wanderings and contacts with the wildlife and people of the North. During these exciting years as an Alaskan I have seen, studied, and drawn almost every game bird, bird of prey, fish, and mammal of interior Alaska (by saying 'interior' means exclusive of the coastal waters. I have not, unfortunately, yet seen all the different species of whales - many being 'endangered' - that ply Alaska's frigid coastal waters.) Also, during the spring and summer of each year, scores and scores of different species of 'tourist' birds flock to Alaska to raise a family and then returning south to warmer climates each autumn. I have not yet seen or drawn all of these. Someday I hope to be able to say that I have known all of Nature's children. Although my main intent of this sketchbook was to better familiarize the viewer with Alaska's favorite treasure - its magnificent wildlife, I have also tried to package it into somewhat of an instructional booklet for those not only interested in wildlife but also interested in drawing and/or photographing it. Many of the birds and mammals have been drawn in various poses to better help portray the species to the novice artist. Suggestions for both artists and photographers, in the hopes that they may prove helpful, are offered in the 'Journal' section of the Sketchbook. Also, I have added a section on Alaskans: Eskimos, Indians, and sourdoughs, as without these fascinating people no book on Alaska would be complete...." Oversized hardcover book, 11.25 x 15.75 inches, 224 pages, illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings in color and in black and white.
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Book Description Graphic Arts Center, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110960829016