Overview:Wildest Alaska: Journeys of Great Peril in Lituya Bay - Twenty-five years ago Philip L. Fradkin read a book about a remote bay on the Gulf of Alaska coast. The noted environmental historian was attracted by the threads of violence woven through the natural and human histories of Lituya Bay. Could these histories be related, and if so, how? The attempt to define the power of this wild place was a tantalizing and, as it turned out, dangerous quest. This compelling and eerie memoir tells of Fradkin's odyssey through recorded human history and eventually to the bay itself, as he explores the dark and unyielding side of nature. Natural forces have always dominated Lituya Bay. Immense storms, powerful earthquakes, huge landslides, and giant waves higher than the world's tallest skyscrapers pound the whale-shaped fjord. Compelling for its deadly beauty, the bay has attracted visitors over time, but it has never been mastered by them. Its seasonal occupants throughout recorded history - Tlingit Indians, European explorers, gold miners, and coastal fishermen seeking a harbor of refuge - have drowned, gone mad, slaughtered fur-bearing animals with abandon, sifted the black sand beaches for minute particles of gold, and murdered each other. Only a hermit found peace there. Then the author and his small son visited the bay and were haunted by a grizzly bear. As an environmental writer for the "Los Angeles Times" and western editor of "Audubon" magazine, Fradkin has travelled from Tierra del Fuego to the North Slope of Alaska. But nothing prepared him for Lituya Bay, a place so powerful it turned one person's hair white. This story resonates with echoes of Melville, Poe, and Conrad as it weaves together the human and natural histories of a beautiful and wild place.
This book is on page /d6967fe9748d6dc60a6682f497bcfd1c/book/1603725665-9780520239067. It was written by the following authors: Philip L. Fradkin. Book Wildest Alaska: Journeys of Great Peril in Lituya Bay, which can be read online, published by the company: University of California Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Nature, Popular Science, History, Maps, Travel. The book was published on 2003-03-14 00:00:00. It has 197 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 227 g. File for download Wildest Alaska: Journeys of Great Peril in Lituya Bay has PDF format and is called wildest-alaska-journeys-of-great-peril-in-lituya-bay.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our sittindonesia.org site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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