North by northwest to Alaska

I have to say that when I picked up the book Naturalist at Sea: From Dampier to Darwin by Glyn Williams, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into but up to this point, I think I made a good choice.

In fact, I’m only into the second chapter, Ten Years of Preparation; Ten Hours of Exploration: The Alaskan Tribulations of Georg Wilhelm Steller, but I’ve learned so much about the northwest.

In fact, when I recently read the article “How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Scienceby Becky Oskin at LiveScience,  my interest in the region was only piqued more. I turns out that this year is the fiftieth anniversary of that earthquake.



Green Librarian



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