Tip Of The Iceberg

by Mark Adams
Tip Of The Iceberg
  • ISBN-13: 9781101985120
  • Author(s): Mark Adams
  • Subject: Travel writing
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Publication Date: 30-05-2019
  • Format: p/b

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£12.99
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. More than a hundred years later, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to climate change.
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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. More than a hundred years later, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to climate change.

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