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Rhythm of the wild : a life inspired by Alaska's Denali National Park

Heacox, Kim. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 979.83 H34 (Text) 37801000504637 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/13/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1493003895 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 9781493003891 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: xix, 283 pages ; 24 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-275) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska) Environmental conditions
Landscape protection Alaska Denali National Park and Preserve
Nature conservation Alaska Denali National Park and Preserve
Heacox, Kim Philosophy
Natural history Alaska Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska) History
Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska) Description and travel
Heacox, Kim Travel Alaska Denali National Park and Preserve
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