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Last Great Wilderness: The Campaign to Establish the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
by Roger Kaye
University of Alaska Press, 2006
Cloth: 978-1-889963-83-9
Library of Congress Classification QH76.5.A4K39 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.9516097987

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is at the center of the conflict between America’s demand for oil and nature at its most pristine. Three decades before the battle over oil development began, a group of visionary conservationists launched a controversial campaign to preserve a remote corner of Alaska. Their goal was unprecedented—to protect an entire ecosystem for future generations. Among these conservationists were Olaus and Margaret Murie, who became icons of the wilderness movement.

Last Great Wilderness chronicles their fight and that of their compatriots, tracing the transformation of this little-known expanse of mountains, forest, and tundra into a symbolic landscape embodying the ideals and aspirations that led to passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964.

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