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Kings of the Yukon

Kings of the Yukon

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2000s: A captivating, lyrical account of an epic voyage by canoe down the Yukon River.

  • ISBN: 978-0241270400
  • Genre: Travelogue

What you need to know before your trail

In this riveting examination of one of the last wild places on earth, Adam Weymouth canoes along the river’s length, from Canada’s Yukon Territory, through Alaska, to the Bering Sea. The result is a book that shows how even the most remote wilderness is affected by the same forces reshaping the rest of the planet.

Travel Guide

Travel along the Yukon River with this travelogue!

The Yukon River is almost 2,000 miles long, flowing through Canada and Alaska to the Bering Sea. Setting out to explore one of the most ruggedly beautiful and remote regions of North America, Adam Weymouth journeyed by canoe on a four-month odyssey through this untrammelled wilderness, encountering the people who have lived there for generations. The Yukon’s inhabitants have long depended on the king salmon who each year migrate the entire river to reach their spawning grounds. Now the salmon numbers have dwindled, and the encroachment of the modern world has changed the way of life on the Yukon, perhaps for ever.

Weymouth’s searing portraits of these people and landscapes offer an elegiac glimpse of a disappearing world. Kings of the Yukon is an extraordinary adventure, told by a powerful new voice.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Kings of the Yukon: An Alaskan River Journey

Destination : Canada, Alaska Author/Guide:  Adam Weymouth   Departure Time: 2000s

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