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Caroline Van Hemert


Caroline Van Hemert is an Alaskan author, adventurer and wildlife biologist. Her writing and research have been featured in The New York Times, Audubon, The Los Angeles Times, Outside and National Geographic. Her recent book, "The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds," tells the story of her human-powered expedition from the Pacific Coast to the Chukchi Sea—by rowboat, ski, foot, packraft, and canoe—to rediscover birds, the natural world and her own love of science.

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Book:
The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds
Science / Medicine / Technology
Little, Brown Spark
March 2019
ISBN 9780316414425
320 pages
$27.00, INSTOCK
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For fans of Hope Jahren, Helen MacDonald, and Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's journey from Washington State to high above the Arctic Circle -- traveling across remote and rugged terrain solely by human power -- to rediscover birds, the natural world, and her own love of science. More/less

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