The Aleutian Islands of Alaska: Living on the Edge (Hardcover)

The Aleutian Islands of Alaska: Living on the Edge By Kenneth F. Wilson (Editor), Jeff Richardson (Editor), Kenneth F. Wilson (By (photographer)) Cover Image

The Aleutian Islands of Alaska: Living on the Edge (Hardcover)

By Kenneth F. Wilson (Editor), Jeff Richardson (Editor), Kenneth F. Wilson (By (photographer))

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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 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. 
Ken Wilson’s photos have appeared in Audubon magazine, Time for Kids, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife magazine, Bugle, and several regional and local publications in Alaska and the southeastern United States. Prior to becoming a freelance photographer, he spent thirty-five years in the newspaper industry in North Carolina and Wyoming.

Ken Wilson’s photos have appeared in Audubon magazine, Time for Kids, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife magazine, Bugle, and several regional and local publications in Alaska and the southeastern United States. Prior to becoming a freelance photographer, he spent thirty-five years in the newspaper industry in North Carolina and Wyoming.

Ken Wilson’s photos have appeared in Audubon magazine, Time for Kids, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife magazine, Bugle, and several regional and local publications in Alaska and the southeastern United States. Prior to becoming a freelance photographer, he spent thirty-five years in the newspaper industry in North Carolina and Wyoming.
Product Details ISBN: 9781602230453
ISBN-10: 1602230455
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2009
Pages: 300
Language: English

"As a presentation of the landscapes and wildlife of the islands, this book could hardly be bettered. The pictures are wonderful and the text is thought provoking. Those who wish for an armchair excursion to the islands in question could not do better than to peruse this volume."—Journal of the Polar Record


— Ian R. Stone