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The Resource The sun is a compass : a 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds, Caroline Van Hemert

The sun is a compass : a 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds, Caroline Van Hemert

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The sun is a compass : a 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds
Title
The sun is a compass
Title remainder
a 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Van Hemert
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Documents the biologist adventurer's treks in the vast wilderness region spanning the Pacific rainforest through the Alaskan Arctic, where she and her husband tested their physical boundaries while making profound natural-world connections
  • For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure. During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Worried that she was losing her passion for the scientific research she once loved, she was compelled to experience wildness again, to be guided by the sounds of birds and to follow the trails of animals. In March of 2012 she and her husband set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe. Together, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace -- migrating birds silhouetted against the moon, the steamy breath of caribou, and the bond that comes from sharing such experiences. A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, the book explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of creatures whose daily survival is nothing short of miraculous. It is a journey through the heart, the mind, and some of the wildest places left in North America. In the end, The Sun Is a Compass is a love letter to nature, an inspiring story of endurance, and a beautifully written testament to the resilience of the human spirit
Summary
Documents the biologist adventurer's treks in the vast wilderness region spanning the Pacific rainforest through the Alaskan Arctic, where her husband and she tested their physical boundaries while making profound natural-world connections and discoveries about animal survival
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10760068
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Van Hemert, Caroline
Dewey number
979.8/05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
F910.5
LC item number
.V36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Van Hemert, Caroline
  • Wilderness areas
  • Alaska
  • Ornithologists
  • Birds
  • Natural history
  • Birds
  • Natural history
  • Ornithologists
  • Travel
  • Wilderness areas
  • Alaska
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds
Label
The sun is a compass : a 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds, Caroline Van Hemert
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Swimming the Chandalar -- Part one: Zugunruhe -- Part two: Inside passage -- Part three: Yukon -- Part four: Arctic coast -- Part five: Brooks Range -- Epilogue: Three on the lost coast
Control code
on1089253800
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316414425
Lccn
2018945473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1089253800
Label
The sun is a compass : a 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds, Caroline Van Hemert
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Swimming the Chandalar -- Part one: Zugunruhe -- Part two: Inside passage -- Part three: Yukon -- Part four: Arctic coast -- Part five: Brooks Range -- Epilogue: Three on the lost coast
Control code
on1089253800
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316414425
Lccn
2018945473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1089253800

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