Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier Audiobook, by Mark Adams Play Audiobook Sample

Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier Audiobook

Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier Audiobook, by Mark Adams Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Mark Adams Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525594338

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

47

Longest Chapter Length:

33:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

09 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

11:44 minutes

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3

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**The National Bestseller** From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating, wild, and wonder-filled journey into Alaska, America's last frontier In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws one million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and as a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. 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 ventures three thousand miles north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continues west into the colder 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.

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About Mark Adams

Mark Adams is the author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time. His writing has appeared in GQ, Outside, New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He lives near New York City with his wife and their three sons.