Changing Paths: Travels and Meditations in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness

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University of Alaska Press, Mar 15, 2010 - Literary Collections - 220 pages
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Changing Paths: Travels and Meditations in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness is an autobiographical exploration of author Bill Sherwonit’s relationship with the Alaska wilderness. Written in three parts, it first describes Sherwonit’s introduction to the Brooks Range and his years as an exploration geologist. Taking a step back, the author then takes us into the past to explore his childhood roots in rural Connecticut and his recognition of wild nature as a refuge. He concludes with his emergence as a nature writer and wilderness advocate.

An engrossing, fascinating, and eye-opening tale of one man’s life and of wilderness conceptions, this vivid description of an area of Alaska that few people get to experience is authentic and enlightening. It is an extraordinary contribution to the literature of place from one of Alaska’s most accomplished nature writers.


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Bill Sherwonit is about my age, and this book is about a solo backpacking trip he took into the Brooks Range in Alaska. Since I am taking a long solo hike this summer, I was interested in Bill's ... Read full review


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Nature writer Bill Sherwonit has contributed essays and articles to a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, journals, and anthologies, and he's the author of 11 previous books about Alaska

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