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Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond

Art / Photobook

By: Michael Melford and David Atcheson

160 pages, 86 col photos

National Geographic Society

Hardback | Apr 2011 | #191827 | ISBN-13: 9781426207709
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About this book

A stunning visual story of a place of wonder and mystique, this book features all that is legendary and beloved about Alaska, a land of magnificent wilderness and beauty, virtually untouched by human ambition. It also focuses on the key point of interest in the state today: endangered Bristol Bay, which faces potential mining of the world's greatest deposits of copper and gold. Its pristine waters are the worlds' biggest salmon spawning grounds. If the gold is mined, the ecosystem is destroyed - but the impoverished locals have work for the next half-century. After that, the salmon and the mines are gone.

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Dave Atcheson has lived on the Kenai Peninsula since 1985. He has worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and has written for Alaska Magazine, Fly Fishing Quarterly, Outdoor Life, and other publications. Michael Melford has photographed for National Geographic magazine, Traveler, and National Geographic books for nearly 3 decades.

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