North of the sixtieth parallel, the sun shines for less than
six hours in the winter, and towering mountains are the
only skyscrapers. Pristine waters serve caribou, moose, and
bears in an unbroken landscape. At any given moment
in this spectacular scenery, there’s a good chance that
Jonathan Waterman is present, trekking across the land.
A masterful adventurer, Waterman has spent decades
exploring our beautiful spaces. The essays and photographs
collected in Northern Exposures are a product of this
passion for exploration and offer an unparalleled view into
adventuring in the North and beyond.
Picking up after In the Shadow of Denali, his first book
of essays, Northern Exposures collects twenty-three
stories from Waterman’s thirty-year career that show
the evolution of the adventurer’s career and work, from
ducking avalanches near the Gulf of Alaska to searching
for the most pristine tundra on the continent and from
writing haiku on Denali in the depth of winter to decrying
oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Ninety-six spectacular photographs taken by Waterman
during his expeditions lend a broader context and allow
readers to fully understand his heartfelt argument for
protecting these places. Whether active, aspiring, or
just armchair adventurers, readers will be inspired by
Jonathan Waterman is an award-winning author, photographer, and filmmaker whose books include The Colorado River: Flowing through Conflict and Running Dry: A Journey from Source to Sea Down the Colorado River and whose films include Surviving Denali and ANWR Trek.