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The Aleutian Islands of Alaska: Living on the Edge Ken Wilson

The Aleutian Islands of Alaska: Living on the Edge

Ken Wilson

Published February 15th 2009
ISBN : 9781602230453
Hardcover
300 pages
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In this compelling narrative of words and vibrant images, Ken Wilson captures a complex portrait of the Aleutian Islands and its peoples. A book years in the making, Wilson presents a collection of striking photographs that powerfully depict theMoreIn this compelling narrative of words and vibrant images, Ken Wilson captures a complex portrait of the Aleutian Islands and its peoples. A book years in the making, Wilson presents a collection of striking photographs that powerfully depict the islands’ tumultuous weather and stunning landscape that have drawn so many to the islands’ shores. Wilson’s stunning images capture the islands’ unpredictable moods, from the swirling fogs to the windy shores to the lush greens of summer.The accompanying essays tell stories of life on the island: the stories of the Unangan people, who have made the islands their home for centuries, tell of ancestral ties and ancient legends that ground their connections to the island. In contrast, the anecdotes from tourists and newer island residents discuss the allure of the islands’ tempestuous beauty and the rich history of the region.A groundbreaking work of photography and oral history, The Aleutian Islands is a captivating volume that writes a new chapter in the documented history of Alaska life and culture.