The Only Kayak

The Only Kayak
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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 255
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ISBN-13 : 9781493049417
ISBN-10 : 1493049410
Rating : 4/5 (10 Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Only Kayak by : Kim Heacox

Download or read book The Only Kayak written by Kim Heacox and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2020 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Classic! In this coming-of-middle-age memoir, Kim Heacox, writing in the tradition of Abbey, McPhee, and Thoreau, discovers an Alaska reborn from beneath a massive glacier, where flowers emerge from boulders, moose swim fjords, and bears cross crevasses with Homeric resolve. In such a place Heacox finds that people are reborn too, and their lives begin anew with incredible journeys, epiphanies, and successes. All in an America free of crass commercialism and overdevelopment. Braided through the larger story are tales of gold prospectors and the cabin they built sixty years ago; John Muir and his intrepid terrier, Stickeen; and a dynamic geology professor who teaches earth science "as if every day were a geological epoch." Nearly two million people come to Alaska every summer, some on large cruise ships, some in single kayaks--all in search of the last great wilderness, the Africa of America. It is exactly the America Heacox finds in this story of paradox, love, and loss.

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