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020 9781493003891 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
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100 1 Heacox, Kim.
245 10 Rhythm of the wild :|ba life inspired by Alaska's Denali
National Park /|cKim Heacox.
264 1 Guilford, Connecticut :|bLyons Press,|c2015.
300 283 pages ;|c24 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Prologue: The river has been here for ten thousand years -
-  The first summer -- The midnight ride of Kimmy the
Kid -- Red socks and Secretary Watt -- Not recommended for
rehire --  Ten years later : Toklat River -- In the
presence of absence -- Alexander Supertramp -- Kantishna
gold and Usibelli coal --  Another ten years later :
Wonder Lake -- Degree north of heaven -- The bear is
nowhere and everywhere -- The battle below Mount Galen --
 Another ten years later : East Fork cabin -- Wolfing
down pizza -- The grasshopper effect -- Hiking with
Melanie --  Two years later : Wonder Lake -- Epilogue:
My inner porcupine.
520 2 "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.
600 10 Heacox, Kim|xTravel|zAlaska|zDenali National Park and
600 10 Heacox, Kim|xPhilosophy.
650 0 Natural history|zAlaska|zDenali National Park and
650 0 Nature conservation|zAlaska|zDenali National Park and
650 0 Landscape protection|zAlaska|zDenali National Park and
651 0 Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)|xDescription
651 0 Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)|xHistory.
651 0 Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska)|xEnvironmental
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