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The Quiet World - Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1910-1960

Douglas Brinkley

In this fascinating follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley offers a riveting, expansive look at the past and present battle to preserve Alaska's wilderness. Brinkley explores the colorful diversity of Alaska's wildlife, arrays the forces that have wreaked havoc on its primeval arctic refuge-from Klondike Gold Rush prospectors to environmental disasters like the Exxon-Valdez oil spill-and documents environmental heroes from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and beyond. Not merely a record of Alaska's past, Quiet World is a compelling call-to-arms for sustainability, conservationism, and conscientious environmental stewardship-a warning that the land once called Seward's Folly may go down in history as America's Greatest Mistake.

In this fascinating follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley offers a riveting, expansive look at the past and present battle to preserve Alaska's wilderness. Brinkley explores the colorful diversity of Alaska's wildlife, arrays the forces that have wreaked havoc on its primeval arctic refuge-from Klondike Gold Rush prospectors to environmental disasters like the Exxon-Valdez oil spill-and documents environmental heroes from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and beyond. Not merely a record of Alaska's past, Quiet World is a compelling call-to-arms for sustainability, conservationism, and conscientious environmental stewardship-a warning that the land once called Seward's Folly may go down in history as America's Greatest Mistake.
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Genres:

History

Description:

In this fascinating follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley offers a riveting, expansive look at the past and present battle to preserve Alaska's wilderness. Brinkley explores the colorful diversity of Alaska's wildlife, arrays the forces that have wreaked havoc on its primeval arctic refuge-from Klondike Gold Rush prospectors to environmental disasters like the Exxon-Valdez oil spill-and documents environmental heroes from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and beyond. Not merely a record of Alaska's past, Quiet World is a compelling call-to-arms for sustainability, conservationism, and conscientious environmental stewardship-a warning that the land once called Seward's Folly may go down in history as America's Greatest Mistake.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrew Garman

Length:

23h 7m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:02:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

43:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:20:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:15:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:13:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:16:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:30:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:00:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:00:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

52:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

42:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

43:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

37:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:05:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

46:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

50:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:12:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

58:38