KOVIASHUVIK: A Time and Place of Joy by Sam Wright

KOVIASHUVIK: A Time and Place of Joy

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Wright, a former faculty member at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, spent two decades with his wife living in a tiny cabin in the remote Arctic wilderness of Alaska's Brooks Range. Here is his powerful memoir of those years, a memoir that begins with him confronting a bear that's trying to break into his house at four in the morning and goes on to cover natural Arctic events from the migratory cycles of ""Igitak""--the Arctic tern whose appearance he so lovingly observed--to the marvelous life of the caribou and the wisdom of the Eskimos. Holder of degrees in both biology and epistemology, Wright smoothly combines science and philosophy in this graceful work, attuned to the physical and spiritual mysteries of nature.

Pub Date: April 28th, 1989
Publisher: Sierra Club--dist. by Random House