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The Resource Tip of the Iceberg

Tip of the Iceberg

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Tip of the Iceberg
Title
Tip of the Iceberg
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Summary
**The National Bestseller**From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating, wild, and wonder-filled journey into Alaska, America's last frontierIn 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 one million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and as 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. Traveling town to town by water, Adams ventures three thousand miles north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continues 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 the pressures of a changing climate and world
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Adams, Mark
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
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Tip of the Iceberg
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:a610eb85-5c6a-4f5d-9b97-8903a1a938c9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101985113
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Tip of the Iceberg
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a610eb85-5c6a-4f5d-9b97-8903a1a938c9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101985113
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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