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Title Rhythm of the wild : a life inspired by Alaska's Denali National Park / Kim Heacox.
Author Heacox, Kim.
Publication Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2015.
Description 283 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 979.83 H
Summary "Rhythm of the Wild is a compelling memoir about Kim Heacox's 30+ year relationship with the most iconic landscape in Alaska, a sister book to his 2005 Lyons book The Only Kayak, a PEN USA Literary Award finalist now in its seventh printing. Woven throughout the personal narrative will be stories on the human and natural histories of the Denali National Park, garnished with a conservation polemic, much as Edward Abbey did with Desert Solitaire, and Rick Bass has done with any number of books (that continue to sell well). Heacox will write of Denali through an inspirational arc: to show how a place can touch a life, even save a life, quietly, profoundly, day after day, year after year, and how that saving multiplied by millions of lives over a century makes the world a better place. Heacox makes the argument, through his beautiful and impassioned prose, that we must save these places so they in turn will save us. Denali National Park is the most accessible subarctic sanctuary in the world, and has awakened millions of people to what's authentic, priceless and true. Any serious student of spirituality and the American landscape must one day address his relationship with Alaska, and once in Alaska, he must confront Denali, the heart of the state, the state of the heart"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: The river has been here for ten thousand years -- [1] The first summer -- The midnight ride of Kimmy the Kid -- Red socks and Secretary Watt -- Not recommended for rehire -- [2] Ten years later : Toklat River -- In the presence of absence -- Alexander Supertramp -- Kantishna gold and Usibelli coal -- [3] Another ten years later : Wonder Lake -- Degree north of heaven -- The bear is nowhere and everywhere -- The battle below Mount Galen -- [4] Another ten years later : East Fork cabin -- Wolfing down pizza -- The grasshopper effect -- Hiking with Melanie -- [5] Two years later : Wonder Lake -- Epilogue: My inner porcupine.
Subject Heacox, Kim -- Travel -- Alaska -- Denali National Park and Preserve.
Heacox, Kim -- Philosophy.
Natural history -- Alaska -- Denali National Park and Preserve.
Nature conservation -- Alaska -- Denali National Park and Preserve.
Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska) -- Description and travel.
Landscape protection -- Alaska -- Denali National Park and Preserve.
Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska) -- History.
Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska) -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 9781493003891 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
1493003895 (hardcover : alkaline paper)

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