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Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier By Mark Adams,

  • Title: Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier
  • Author: Mark Adams
  • ISBN: 9781101985106
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America s last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition.In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska He converted a steamship into a luxury floating university, populated by someFrom the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America s last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition.In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska He converted a steamship into a luxury floating university, populated by some of America s best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti capitalist eco prophet John Muir Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America s most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers.Armed with Dramamine and an industrial strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition Using the state s intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W Elder s itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters and a couple of very hungry bears and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska s current struggles in adapting to climate change.
    Tip of the Iceberg My Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska the Last Great American Frontier From the acclaimed bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska America s last frontier retracing the historic Harriman Expedition In rai

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    1. This brilliantly devourable narrative offers humorous insight, and mind blowing history within in an arm chair traveler s guide It desperately makes you want to go to Alaska right now I ve never quoted a book within the review but it shed such incredible light in this charismatic read Henry Gannett concludes by offering a word of advice and caution for anyone considering a trip to Alaska If you are old, go by all means, but if you are young, wait The scenery of Alaska is much grander than anythi [...]

    2. This travel memoir history book will likely be a hit with Alaska enthusiasts, but as an occasional armchair traveler, I found the book to be slow and it didn t hold my attention.I received an ARC from NetGalley The book will be released on May 15, 2018.

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