Suggested Reading  

Interested in learning about the conservation movement in Alaska?  Check out these books!

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  • Tales of Alaska’s Bush Rat Governor: The extraordinary autobiography of Jay Hammond wilderness guide and reluctant politician.
    By Jay Hammond
    Contains an interesting section on the politics of Rampart Dam and a humorous inside look at politics in the state of Alaska.
  • Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    By Debbie Miller
    A brilliant look at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of protecting such a place.
  • Two in the Far North.
    By Mardy Murie
    A superb book on the life and travels of Mardy Murie.
  • The Firecracker Boys.
    By Dan O’Neill
    Contains an impressive and in-depth account of Project Chariot.
  • Boots, Bikes, and Bombers.
    By Ginny Hill Wood
    This book is an intimate biography of Ginny Hill Wood, a pioneering Alaska conservationist,  outdoorswoman and one of the founders of Alaska Conservation Foundation.
  • Early Warming.
    By Nancy Lord