The Quiet World: Saving Alaska'S Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960
Publish Date: 2011-12-20
Author: Douglas Brinkley
Attention: For textbook, access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
In this fascinating follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley offers a riveting, expansive look at the past and present battle to preserve Alaskas wilderness. Brinkley explores the colorful diversity of Alaskas wildlife, arrays the forces that have wreaked havoc on its primeval arctic refugefrom Klondike Gold Rush prospectors to environmental disasters like the Exxon-Valdez oil spilland documents environmental heroes from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and beyond. Not merely a record of Alaskas past, Quiet World is a compelling call-to-arms for sustainability, conservationism, and conscientious environmental stewardshipa warning that the land once called Sewards Folly may go down in history as Americas Greatest Mistake.