My 3,000-mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier
New York, New York : Dutton, 
Description: xi, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organised a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury 'floating university,' populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers.
ISBN: 9781101985106 (hardcover)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-307) and index.