Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska's Wildlife (Paperback)

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Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska's Wildlife (Paperback)


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These timeless, beautifully written essays share encounters and observations on a variety of Alaskan wildlife and include natural history information.

In these essays about Alaska's best-known and most charismatic animals--grizzlies and wolves, moose and Dall sheep, bald eagles and beluga whales--Sherwonit also introduces readers to many of Alaska's largely overlooked species, from wood frogs to redpolls and shrews to lynx and wolverines. The stories are geographically diverse, stretching across the state, from the Panhandle to the Arctic, and also from Alaska's urban center, Anchorage, to its most remote backcountry.

Sherwonit examines the complicated relationships humans have with other animals and consider different ways of knowing, and relating to, these critters. Animal Stories increases readers' awareness and questions their own relationships with wild neighbors, wild relatives, and the inherent value that these animals have, irrespective of what they give to us.

For more than three decades, Anchorage-based writer Bill Sherwonit has written extensively about wilderness, the natural history of animals and plants, wildlife management, connection to place, conservation issues, and notions of wildness. He's contributed stories and photos to a wide variety of national publications and is the author of over a dozen books about Alaska. He also teaches nature and travel writing in his adopted hometown of Anchorage.
Product Details ISBN: 9781941821084
ISBN-10: 1941821081
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2014
Pages: 276
Language: English