Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range

# Read # Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range by Robert Marshall ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range Although his early death at thirty-eight ended an exceptional life too early, he left journals and letters to describe his favorite place on earth. These were edited by his brother George Marshall and were compiled to create this classic of environmental literature, now in its third edition after nearly fifty years in print and with a new foreword by Rick Bass.. Marshall traveled this spectacular country, from the Upper Koyukuk drainage to the Arctic Divide, making maps, recording scientific dat

Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range

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Rating : 4.33 (693 Votes)
Asin : 0520244982
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 236 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-10-01
Language : English

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Although his early death at thirty-eight ended an exceptional life too early, he left journals and letters to describe his favorite place on earth. These were edited by his brother George Marshall and were compiled to create this classic of environmental literature, now in its third edition after nearly fifty years in print and with a new foreword by Rick Bass.. Marshall traveled this spectacular country, from the Upper Koyukuk drainage to the Arctic Divide, making maps, recording scientific data, and exalting in the beauty of that incredibly pristine landscape. Exploring the great wilderness of Alaska's Brooks Range was Robert Marshall's joy and delight during the decade between 1929 and 1939

mch577 said Classic story for those who think they're tough. Great story! This is a "must read" if you are going to the Brooks Range or maybe anywhere in the remote parts of Alaska. It gives an authentic flavor of the country before modern conveniences. For Marshall, the Brooks Range was a second home as much as an adventure destination. Nice old black-and-white photos. I happened to be at the junction of Ernie Creek and North Fork Koyukuk, watching a wolf and thinking of Marshall's photo of his friend Ernie who used to live there. BTW, this book is Marshall's personal tale, not a guidebook.. "Honest and plain-spoken" according to A Customer. It seems hard to believe that as recently as the 19Honest and plain-spoken It seems hard to believe that as recently as the 1930s large chunks of American territory were completely unexplored. These uncharted regions were in northern Alaska, and for Robert Marshall the chance to be the first to set foot in them was irresistable."Alaska Wilderness" is the surprisingly engaging story of Marshall's visits into the unknown reaches of the Alaska's Brooks Range.On the face of it, this book doesn't seem to have a whole lot going for it. There are only a few moments of peril and drama, and just a sprinkling of humor. Ma. 0s large chunks of American territory were completely unexplored. These uncharted regions were in northern Alaska, and for Robert Marshall the chance to be the first to set foot in them was irresistable."Alaska Wilderness" is the surprisingly engaging story of Marshall's visits into the unknown reaches of the Alaska's Brooks Range.On the face of it, this book doesn't seem to have a whole lot going for it. There are only a few moments of peril and drama, and just a sprinkling of humor. Ma. doomsdayer5"An Unreal Remoteness" according to doomsdayer520. Robert Marshall explored unmapped Alaska during the years of the Great Depression and World War II, going where no man (at least of the white variety) had gone before. Despite a few scraggly settlers and pioneers in the area, most of the central region of the Brooks mountain range was unmapped at the time, making it one of the last remaining unknown areas in the US. Marshall describes his various journeys of great hardship with a cool understated style that makes the whole endeavor look like a piece of cake, despite navigating treacherous. 0 said An Unreal Remoteness. Robert Marshall explored unmapped Alaska during the years of the Great Depression and World War II, going where no man (at least of the white variety) had gone before. Despite a few scraggly settlers and pioneers in the area, most of the central region of the Brooks mountain range was unmapped at the time, making it one of the last remaining unknown areas in the US. Marshall describes his various journeys of great hardship with a cool understated style that makes the whole endeavor look like a piece of cake, despite navigating treacherous

Reading this polgnant volume again emphasizes to me how crucial it is to keep exploitation out of this extraordinary part of our planet, so that it can serve as a lasting beacon for America's wilderness." . "The new edition of Bob Marshall's classic Alaska Wilderness serves as a vivid reminder of the way life existed in the Central Brooks Range more than three-quarters of a century ago

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