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Koviashuvik A Time and Place of Joy

Wright, Sam

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ISBN 10: 0871566885 / ISBN 13: 9780871566881
Editorial: Sierra Club Books, 1989
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Inscribed by author on front free endpaper. Mylar protected dust jacket is slightly tattered at edges. ; 9.25" tall; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 36165

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Título: Koviashuvik A Time and Place of Joy

Editorial: Sierra Club Books

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Printing

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The author describes the twenty years he and his wife spent living in Alaska's Brooks Range and shares his observations on nature.

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For two decades, biologist Wright and his wife Billie made their home 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in the Brooks Range of Alaska. This memoir contains vignettes of life in the wilderness, occasional visits to the "Lower 48" (and one to the British Museum) and observations on the natural world interspersed with philosophical reflections. Wright uses a technique of repetition that is more irritating than useful to the reader, i.e., "Being helpful usually makes things worse. Nearly always it is anything but helpful to be helpful without being asked. Yes, it is." But there are engaging stories about wildlife; especially, one about a family of terns and another about a journey to plant spruce seedlings beyond timberline. Though he was opposed to the Alaska pipeline, Wright became a counselor for the workers. He notes that they had security, but not freedom; to him, freedom is responsibility. He examines the myths that guide our lives and calls for a renewal of faith--toward Koviashuvik , an Eskimo word meaning time-and-place-of-joy in the present moment.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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We had an open store in San Luis Obispo, California from 1969 through May 2008. The open retail store permanetly closed May 13, 2008

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