FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Traveling town to town by water, Adams venturesthree thousand miles north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continues west into thecolder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. 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 the pressures of a changing climate and world.
Mark Adams is the author of the New York Times
bestsellers Meet Me in Atlantis
and Turn Right at Machu Picchu
. A writer for many national magazines, including GQ
, Men's Journal
, and New York
, he lives near New York City with his wife and children.