Travelers' Tales Alaska: True Stories by Bill SherwonitTravelers' Tales Alaska: True Stories by Bill Sherwonit

Travelers' Tales Alaska: True Stories

EditorBill Sherwonit, Andromeda Romano-lax, Ellen Bielawski

Paperback | October 6, 2003

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In Travelers' Tales Alaska, contemporary adventurers, seekers, and lifelong Alaskans take you into the Last Frontier" for wild and poignant adventures. Walk among bears, witness the Inupiat taking of a bowhead whale, and spend time "weathered-in" on the Bering Sea coast. Follow the seasons of commercial fisherfolk in the world's most dangerous seas, sail the Inside Passage, or flight-see with bush pilots famed for high-stakes navigation around Denali, North America's highest mountain.Discover the 49th state's quirky side, including an entire town that lives in a single World War II-vintage high-rise, a "Hairy Man" who roams the Bush, and backcountry gourmands who communicate with edible plants. Drive the Alaska Highway or head north along the pipeline Haul Road to the Arctic coast, not simply to get there, but to be there. Get the inside view as Alaskans share their stories of learning a new land or guiding tourists through Native culture. Whether you choose camping at Wal-Mart or casting for grayling on a lake named Paradise, whether you travel the Great Land in actuality or in your armchair, these stories bring Alaska alive, in all its latter-day complexity and glory. "

About The Author

Andromeda Ramona-Lax was born in Chicago in 1970. Her first novel, The Spanish Bow, was translated into eleven languages and was chosen as a New York Times Editors' Choice, BookSense pick, and one of Library Journal's Best Books of the Year. Ramona-Lax is also the author of the novel The Detour and her nonfiction works include a dozen ...

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Title:Travelers' Tales Alaska: True StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 8 × 5.13 × 0.76 inPublished:October 6, 2003Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1885211961

ISBN - 13:9781885211965

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