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In this compelling blend of words and vibrant images, Ken Wilson captures a complex portrait of the Aleutian Islands and their peoples. A book years in the making, "The Aleutian Islands" presents a collection of striking photographs that powerfully depict the islands' tumultuous weather and stunning landscape that have drawn so many to their shores. Wilson's stunning images capture the islands' unpredictable moods, from the swirling fogs to the windy shores to the lush greens of summer.The accompanying essays tell of life on the islands: the stories of the Unangan people, who have made the islands their home for centuries, tell of ancestral ties and ancient legends that ground their connections to their home. In contrast, the anecdotes from tourists and newer residents discuss the allure of the islands' tempestuous beauty and the rich history of the region.A groundbreaking work of photography and oral history, "The Aleutian Islands" is a captivating volume that writes a new chapter in the documented history of Alaska life and culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781602230453
ISBN-10: 1602230455
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 305mm x 23mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: University of Alaska Press
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publish Date: 19-May-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Ken Wilson

Ken Wilson's photos have appeared in Audubon, Time for Kids, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife, Bugle, and several regional and local publications in Alaska and the southeastern United States. Prior to becoming a freelance photographer, he spent thirty-five years in the newspaper industry in North Carolina and Wyoming.

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