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University of Alaska Press

Cold Latitudes

Cold Latitudes

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Cold Latitudes is a memoir in essay form based on years of working in the Alaska Arctic and Antarctica. The author was privileged to see first-hand worlds that few will ever know, while participating in cutting-edge research at high latitudes. From solo voyages down the Yukon and part of the Northwest Passage, to working with humpback whales in the Southern Ocean, to chilling encounters with polar bears, Rosemary McGuire's stories are told in spare, graceful prose. It is her friendships with local people, and with scientific researchers, that form the core of her experiences. Through these local contacts and traditional knowledge, she learns humility and a sense of wonder at the natural world, while at the same time coming to appreciate the gritty determination of the field researchers whose work she shares. Throughout, she examines human relationships with wilderness, and our growing effects on a fragile planet. And so, as she writes, "In the end, this is a love story for a threatened place."


Author: Rosemary McGuire
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Published: 04/15/2021
Pages: 110
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781602234376

About the Author
Rosemary McGuire works as a biological research assistant in the Arctic and Antarctica. She is the author of Rough Crossing and The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea.

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