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Brooks Range at the Heart of Sherwonit's Latest Offering


Changing Paths: Travels and Meditations in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness explores author Bill Sherwonit’s long-running and life-changing relationship with the Central Brooks Range. Written in three parts, the book recounts his solo trek through the range at age 50, but also looks back to the events that would shape his experience. The first section considers Sherwonit’s introduction to the Brooks Range and his years as an exploration geologist. Taking a step further back, the author then considers his roots in rural Connecticut and his recognition of wild nature as a personal refuge. He concludes with his emergence as a nature writer and wilderness advocate. An engrossing, fascinating and eye-opening tale of one man’s life and of wilderness conceptions, this vivid description of an area of Alaska that few people get to experience is authentic and enlightening. It is another extraordinary contribution to the literature of place from one of Alaska’s most accomplished nature writers.
“To a young geologist named Bill Sherwonit, discovering the magic of mountains was life changing, and we are most fortunate that he found his calling in sharing what mountains have to say…." —Jim Stratton, Alaska regional director, National Parks Conservation Association
“Alaska’s Brooks Range is one of the most self-willed (i.e., ‘wild’) places on the planet. ...Bill Sherwonit’s exciting book tells why.” —Dr. Roderick Frazier Nash, Professor Emeritus of History and Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Barbara and author of Wilderness and the American Mind
Changing Paths Travels and Meditations in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness Bill Sherwonit
University of Alaska Press September 2009 / 224 pages, 6 x 9, 4 photos, 2 maps $21.95 / ISBN: 978-1-60223-060-6 (paper) ..............................................................................................................................................
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