Wild Moments

Adventures with Animals of the North

Edited by Michael Engelhard

Wild Moments
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Edited by Michael Engelhard

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

248 pages | 5 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2009
Paper $21.95 ISBN: 9781602230484 Published March 2009

It is nearly impossible to live in Alaska without being influenced by its natural environment. Residents have no choice but to coexist with the Alaska wilderness and its animal inhabitants, and this extraordinary experience—along with the stunning landscape—is what often draws people to Alaska. Wild Moments offers a fascinating range of creative nonfiction essays that describe the chance meetings that bring Alaska residents face to face with their animal neighbors. These imaginative accounts speak to the ability of nature to transform the human experience, and the authors urge us through their works to protect these often threatened creatures who share our planet.

 The contributors to this collection include some of Alaska’s most prestigious nature writers, such as Peggy Shumaker, Ned Rozell, Nick Jans, Debbie S. Miller, Craig Childs, Richard Nelson, and Drew Pogge. Wild Moments presents some of the best and most innovative nonfiction writing in an environmental context, and it will be of interest to all readers with a passion and concern for the natural world.

List of Illustrations
Prescript, by Daniel Glick
(Essays by Richard Nelson, Drew Pogge, Douglas H. Chadwick, Jo Going, Carol Kaynor, Steve Kahn, Lynn DeFilippo, Peggy Shumaker, Ned Rozell, Jennifer Hahn, Nick Jans, Debra McKinney, Karsten Heuer, Michael Engelhard, Ana Maria Spagna)
(Essays by Carolyn Servid, Hank Lentfer, Nita Nettleton, Debbie S. Miller, Mary Burns, Daniel Henry, Jo-Ann Mapson, Erling Friis-Baastad, Craig Childs)
Fins, Flukes & Flippers
(Essays by Kaylene Johnson, Marybeth Holleman, Maria Finn, Christine Lowther, Loretto Jones, James Michael Dorsey, Nancy Lord)
Postscript, by Michael Engelhard
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