|**News and Events: Sept. 14: Jon Waterman - Where Mountains are Nameless (ANWR event)|
|Tue, August 16, 2005 04:35 PM|
Where the Mountains are Nameless
Wednesday, September 14 @ 7 p.m.
$5 Mountaineers members / $7 non-members
The Mountaineers, 300 Third Ave West, Seattle
Jon Waterman is a well-known climber, author, kayaker and all-around explorer. In the past twenty-plus years, hes journeyed to the Far North again and again. From these travels, hes brought back a unique vision of Alaska and the impact of human encroachment.
In his new book, Where Mountains are Nameless, Waterman makes his aims clear: to honor the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), its people, its history and its wildlife, and to take a powerful stand for its protection against the development of the oil industry.
Along with his vivid description of the refuge, Waterman paints a heartfelt portrait of tireless environmental advocacy and a fierce devotion to conservation. Advocates and developers have fought bitterly over the land for the last half century, an era in which petroleum has virtually come to define Alaska. Waterman includes the story of Olaus and Mardy Murie, a couple whose struggle against the big money politics behind oil development made them legendary.
Waterman mixes past and present to bring the audience into close contact with caribou, wolves, polar bears, grizzlies, mosquitoes and warblers. He blends historical narrative with vivid tales of his journeys into the Arctic, creating tension between past and present, science and politics, reflection and investigation.
This memorable evening will take you into ANWR with the eyes of a passionate advocate dedicated to preserving it.
Tickets are available through The Mountaineers (300 Third Ave West, Seattle) or by calling 206-284-6310.