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ALASKA’S BROOKS RANGE: The Ultimate Mountains ...

ALASKA’S BROOKS RANGE: The Ultimate Mountains by John Kauffmann (The Mountaineers Books/ 1011 SW Klickitat Way/ Seattle, WA 98134: $14.95; 192 pp., illustrated, paperback original). A veteran of 20 years with the National Park Service, Kauffman chronicles the effort to protect the northernmost mountain range in North America. Although millions of animals and thousands of Inupiat once lived in and around the Brooks Range, the rugged beauty of the region is surprisingly fragile: A tire may leave its imprint on the tundra for decades. Kauffman offers a heartfelt plea to preserve this wilderness from developers and well-meaning tourists.


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