Paradise North : An Alaskan Year. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BARROW, Henry D.

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BARROW, Henry D. Paradise North : An Alaskan Year. With drawings by Susan Barrow. New York : The Dial Press, (1956). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xiv,(2),3-242. Illustrations in text. 8vo, light grey paper-covered boards, green cloth spine, yellow lettering to spine. Moore & Purcell, Pacific Northwest Americana 1949-1974 S843; Tourville, Alaska, A bibliography 408, Ricks, Alaska Bibliography p.35. "'Paradise North,' writes Henry D. Barrow, 'is the record of two ordinary people in a rather out-of-the-ordinary situation.' Ittells the story of the year Henry and Susan Barrow spent in a cabin cruise r anchored off the coast of Alaska. Ever since they had read The Sea AroundUs, which left their curiosity 'more avid than assuaged,' the Barrows had been looking for a place where they could observe sea creatures 'to our hearts' content, on a very personal basis.' They found the spot - a tide pool,which formed a perfect natural laboratory on a grand scale, where they cou ld both observe and attain their ideal of living off the land with only theoccasional aid of the wilderness trading post at Wrangell, a good day's jo urney away. The Barrows' Alaskan year was mainly one of observation of the cycle of life at the tide pool - collecting specimens, hunting and fishing for food, and living as harmoniously as possible with their animal neighbors - which included otters, whose chief amusement was playing shoot-the-chute; a mink who developed the habit of stealing live scientific specimens forhis dinner; and a herd of seals who would not hold still to have their pic ture taken. Not that it was a completely peaceful year. There was the time their mooring gave way in the middle of one of Alaska's most terrifying storms, and the week the Barrows, with the aid of a handbook, dismantled theirboat engine to make a crucial repair. has enough of the unexpected to sati sfy the most exacting armchair adventurer.". - from the dj. Arranged by season: Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer. Ex library, with stamps, pouch, else very good in dustjacket. 17.50

Title: Paradise North : An Alaskan Year. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BARROW, Henry D.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Dial Press, New York, 1956,:

Seller ID: 105423

Keywords: ALASKA NATURE AMERICAN ALASKAN HISTORY MARINE BIOLOGY,