Southeast Alaska is a land of majestic mountains, deep, placid waters, centuries-old spruce and hemlock forests--and ice. Glaciers defined this region, grinding, carving, and shaping the landscape. Three centuries ago, Glacier Bay was covered by 2,316 square miles of ice. The Juneau and Stikine Icefields were blanketed by mile-thick ice that cascaded in bountiful streams to the sea. We are still connected to that distant past--ice that tumbles off the Hubbard Glacier today was formed about the year of William Shakespeare's retirement, circa 1613.
Glaciers awe us not only with grandeur, but with their raw, brutal power. It's reflected in the sharp stacks of ice seracs that march toward a glacier's face, and the dark, scoured areas left by a retreat. We fly over. Tramp on. Gaze on and wonder at the magnificence of a glacier. And every one draws our attention as if for the first time.
The images in this book are intended to celebrate the wondrous nature of Southeast Alaska's glaciers.
1st edition 59 pages Size: 5 x 10 Product type: spiral-bound ISBN 9-781578334209