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Stalking the Ice Dragon : An Alaskan Journey

Zwinger, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0816512027 / ISBN 13: 9780816512027
Published by University of Arizona, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Stalking the Ice Dragon : An Alaskan Journey

Publisher: University of Arizona

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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The author describes her journey through America's last great remaining wilderness, combining natural history with personal reflection

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At a turning point in her life, Zwinger wanted to see a piece of the last remaining wilderness in the United States. Leaving from Seattle with three months of supplies in a small truck, she covered thousands of miles exploring the back-country roads and hamlets of Alaska. The highlights of her trip occur during random conversations with locals, an odd assortment of rebels, misfits, and loners who share a distrust/dislike of tourists, legislators, and environmentalists whom they perceive as a threat to their freedom and ways of life. Zwinger seems more comfortable conveying scientific facts than her gut reactions to the splendor of the region, and ironically often resorts to rambling tirades against big oil companies for destroying the Earth while she continues to drive her truck. Overall, however, this is an interesting account of the region. Recommended for environmental/regional collections rather than those of general travel works.
- Tim Markus, Evergreen State Coll. Lib., Olympia, Wash.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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