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9780062005960 In this fascinating follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley offers a riveting, expansive look at the past and present battle to preserve Alaskaâ€™s wilderness. Brinkley explores the colorful diversity of Alaskaâ€™s wildlife, arrays the forces that have wreaked havoc on its primeval arctic refugeâ€”from Klondike Gold Rush prospectors to environmental disasters like the Exxon-Valdez oil spillâ€”and documents environmental heroes from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and beyond. Not merely a record of Alaskaâ€™s past, Quiet World is a compelling call-to-arms for sustainability, conservationism, and conscientious environmental stewardshipâ€”a warning that the land once called Sewardâ€™s Folly may go down in history as Americaâ€™s Greatest Mistake.