Coming Into The Country

John McPhee and Robert Macfarlane
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Plunge into the wild climate of unknown Alaska in this riveting travel account.

In this astutely observed travel account, Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee plunges into the wild frontiers and frigid climate of Alaska - exploring the varied regions and people of this Northern US state. Travelling by foot and canoe, McPhee moves from urban landscape to the remote Alaskan bush, drawing a rich and comprehensive history of a vast land and its inhabitants. With his keen eye and poetic sensibility leading the way, we paddle with McPhee through the salmon-filled waters of the Brooks Range Rivers, meet a young chief of the Athapaskan tribe, and become well-acquainted with the habits of the barren-ground grizzly bear. We encounter settlers and discover the deeply held dreams that drive them to survive in one of the most remote regions on earth. McPhee is a master storyteller and a curious adventurer and Coming into the Country is his journey into the wild.

Author bio:

John McPhee has published more than thirty books and much of his work first appeared in the pages of The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1963. He is a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, winning in 1999 for Annals of the Former World. McPhee teaches nonfiction writing at Princeton University.

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9781907970726
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Daunt Books
Pub Date: August 2015
Page Extent: 448
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Travel writing