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Alaskan wildlife explorer to give talk at Abbot Public Library Oct. 14

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  October 9, 2012 10:00 AM

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On Sunday, October 14th at 2:00 pm, Alaskan wildlife explorer Debbie S. Miller (left) will give an illustrated talk, followed by a book signing, on her new book, "On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time Through Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve." This is the first book of photography and essays to be written about the natural environment on the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, which includes the planet's largest polar dinosaur fossil bed. This event will take place at the Abbot Public Library and is free and open to the public.

Debbie S. Miller moved to Alaska in 1975 to teach in a Gwich’in Athabascan Indian village on the south boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She has paddled and hiked more than 600 miles along four of the Alaskan Petroleum Reserve’s rivers. For the past 37 years, she has traveled extensively through Alaska’s wild lands, exploring the unique landscape and serving as a guide to visitors, including President Jimmy Carter. On October 14th, she will serve as a guide for audience members, discussing her experiences with the people, places, and animals she has encountered during her years of exploring the Alaskan Reserve. 

“On Arctic Ground” includes stories from Miller's personal experiences on the Reserve, original essays written by scientists, and photographs taken by award winning nature photographers. For more information on the book, please visit www.onarcticground.org

The Abbot Public Library is located at 235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. For additional information, please call 781-631-1481. 

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