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by Michael Melford,Jeff Rennicke

ePub Treasures of Alaska: Last Great American Wilderness download
Author:
Michael Melford,Jeff Rennicke
ISBN13:
978-0792278764
ISBN:
0792278763
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Publisher:
Natl Geographic Society (March 1, 2002)
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Americas
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Jeff Rennicke (Author), Michael Melford (Author). From gold fields to ice fields, from fishing boats to northern lights, Treasures of Alaska uncovers the wild heart and endless struggles that make Alaska a land of beauty, hope, and - most of all - dreams.

Jeff Rennicke (Author), Michael Melford (Author).

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The Last Great American Wilderness. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. Alaska represents 20% of the land area of the United States, yet its entire population is less than that of most major cities in the "lower 48" and huge swaths of the state aren't on any road system. Animal species in short supply elsewhere roam freely in Alaska. Wildness is here in abundance. This National Geographic special magazine captures that wildness with a collection of its usual superb photography wrapped around a short narrative capturing selected vignettes of the state

Michael Melford (born February 18, 1950, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY) is an American photographer, artist . National Geographic Destinations, Treasures of Alaska: The Last Great American Wilderness, 2002, National Geographic, ISBN 0792264703, with Jeff Rennicke.

Michael Melford (born February 18, 1950, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY) is an American photographer, artist and teacher known for his National Geographic magazine assignments. Simply Beautiful Photographs, 2010, Focal Point (National Geographic), ISBN 1426206453 (Cover Photo).

oceedings{sOA, title {Treasures of Alaska : last great American wilderness . TREASURES OF ALASKA celebrates this storied land.

oceedings{sOA, title {Treasures of Alaska : last great American wilderness/ Jeff Rennicke ; photographs by Michael Melford}, author {Jeff Rennicke and Michael Melford}, year {2001} .

Jeff Rennicke a former wilderness guide in the Gates of the Arctic National Park has written more than 250 articles. Michael Melford is an award-winning photographer whose work appears regularly in National Geographic Traveler, Fortune, Smithsonian, and Coastal Living. This new book on Alaska is an especially good example of the genre. Category: Travel: USA & Canada Travel Writing. Michael Melford’s stunning photography makes this attractive book an especially good bargain. Book News National Geographic has a particular genius for publishing inexpensive books that combine lively, well-written text and glorious color photographs in the service of introducing readers to a subject or place. Looking for More Great Reads? Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. Close.

Alaska - The very name sparks the imagination. Larger than many countries but with fewer year-round residents than most medium-size cities, the 49th state bristles with mountain ranges glittering with glaciers. Here are deep fjords exploding with the barks of seals, enormous ice fields stretching to the horizon, and vast forests, plains, and wetlands teeming with wildlife. TREASURES OF ALASKA celebrates this storied land. Travel by dogsled up a frozen Arctic river in the Brooks Range in search of the "place of perfect beauty." Hike to the rim of a six-mile-wide caldera in the Aleutian Islands, where active volcanoes rise along the Pacific Basin's Ring of Fire. Imagine trading places with a hermit who goes for months without seeing another human being and who writes poetry, plays the trumpet, and fashions jewelry from river stones to fill the long, dark days of an Alaskan winter. Climb with a bush pilot who turns the tragedy of a plane crash on Mount McKinley into a triumph of human spirit by becoming the first double-amputee with artificial legs to stand atop the continent's highest peak - the mountain that almost killed him. From gold fields to ice fields, from fishing boats to northern lights, Treasures of Alaska uncovers the wild heart and endless struggles that make Alaska a land of beauty, hope, and - most of all - dreams.
  • Alaska represents 20% of the land area of the United States, yet its entire population is less than that of most major cities in the "lower 48" and huge swaths of the state aren't on any road system. Animal species in short supply elsewhere roam freely in Alaska. Wildness is here in abundance. This National Geographic special magazine captures that wildness with a collection of its usual superb photography wrapped around a short narrative capturing selected vignettes of the state.

    In Alaska, it is still possible to experience a variety of dramatic natural landscapes and wildlife in isolation. This magazine is highly recommended as a preview for those who seek that experience.

  • I picked this book/magazine up on my second trip to Alaska. Although my travels have been business driven, I have built in free time with both trips to experience some of the slendor and solitude described in Treasures of Alaska. I knew my two visits had not demonstrated all that is Alaska, but after reading this it became evident that they did not comprise even the full tip of the iceberg. While reading on my departure flight and looking out the airplane window to the wilderness below I felt the urge to demand they turn the plane around.

    I think this book/magazine deserves inclusion as one of the Treasures of Alaska.

  • Very, very interesting book with breathtaking photographs. If you are an Alaska fan, get this book!!