The Great Alaska Nature Factbook: A Guide to the State's Remarkable Animals, Plants, and Natural Features (Paperback)

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    I wanted to be a veterinarian or a girl Davy Crockett when I grew up. As it turns out, I became a writer. It still surprises me. I've written several nonfiction books on natural history and two illustrated children's books, and my essays, articles, and short stories have appeared in a variety of national magazines and anthologies including the books Great Rocky Mountain Nature Factbook, Ten Rowdy Ravens, and Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears.

    My writing has a broad range because my life has been one grand survey of topics and experiences. Born and raised in Kentucky, I headed north and west soon after graduating from high school, living in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for many years. Before settling into writing, I worked a variety of jobs, including bull cook in the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay, commercial fisher, print shop photolithographer, waitress, flower delivery driver, mining claim staker, energy use advisor, and wildlife information officer. Somewhere in there I graduated from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. In 1991 I moved to the Gallatin Valley of Montana, and here I am, still.

    The Great Alaska Nature Factbook describes the diversity of plants and animals in Alaska. Illustrated with line drawings, the text has entries for the 105 species of mammals, nearly 300 birds, and 1,500 species of plants. The author also provides an overview of the six regions and the natural features such as the Bering Land Bridge, mineral deposits, and hot springs. It is a field guide or "minature encyclopedia" of facts and trivia about Alaska. Index and Further readings are also included.

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    ISBN 9780882408385
    Genre NATURE / Animals / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 223
    Publisher Date 2011-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Alaska Northwest Books
    Copyright Year 1996
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Guide to the State's Remarkable Animals, Plants, and Natural Features
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Ewing, Susan
    Country of Origin United States

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