Text by Katherine Hoecker, Photography by David Job
Travel with two insiders who know every nook, cranny, and crack of one of the most visited and easily accessible glaciers in Alaska. Fed from an icefield high above Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier is a dynamic flowing force, grinding and scouring everything in its path as it carves its way down to the sea.
Learn that glaciers cover some 10% of the earth's surface and that Alaska is home to some of the largest in the world; learn how snow, cold and time create a recipe for glacial ice; learn that although they look barren at first glance, glaciers harbor life. This as well as the history, research, and unique facets of Mendenhall Glacier are all included in this beautifully designed book.
Katherine Hocker came to Alaska when she was six years old and grew up within sight of Mendenhall Glacier. After college and graduate school she returned to Juneau, where she works as a naturalist, teacher, illustrator, and writer. Hocker is also the author of the award-winning book Frozen in Motion: Alaska's Glaciers.
David Job has flown over, skied upon, climbed inside, and crawled under Mendenhall Glacier. He lives in Juneau, and has been photographing Southeast Alaska for more than 20 years.
Publisher: Alaska Geographic Size: 7.75 x 9.25 Product type: paperback ISBN 978-0930931506