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July 12, 2006

The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced with Thomas S. Litwin

Book Talk and Signing

Seattle—Alaska has long been romanticized by many as an open, untamed land, but the reality of life in Alaska is much more complex. Join Thomas S. Litwin at the Burke Museum as he discusses his book The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced which looks at the dramatic last century of life in Alaska, including the repatriation of Alaskan Native American objects, giving a sense of place and identity to the “land of the midnight sun.” Litwin will also be available for book signing at the end of the discussion.

Thomas S. Litwin is the Harriman Expedition Retraced creator and 2001 expedition leader. At Smith College, he is the director of the Clark Science Center and founding director for their Environmental Science and Policy Program. Litwin is also an Aldo Leopold Fellow, who has published numerous papers on conservation biology and holds a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology and policy from Cornell University.

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