The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000 Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds with Caroline Van Hemert

As the days grow shorter and nights stretch longer, head into winter with new books that explore and celebrate the natural wonders of the world! Join Village Books and North Cascades Institute in welcoming award-winning writers to Fairhaven to share their latest works. From memoir to natural history, travelogue to nature poetry, regional history to environmental issues, you'll learn more about our wondrous planet through the voices of our country's most gifted authors in this series of free readings.
When 07:00 PM 08:30 PM Sep 27, 2019
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The Sun is a Compass is an adventure tale from a wildlife biologist who left the lab for a 4,000-mile journey to the Arctic’s edge—traveling across remote and rugged terrain solely by human power—to rediscover birds, the natural world, and her own love of science.

Caroline Van Hemert is an Alaskan biologist, adventurer, and author whose travels have taken her from the pack ice of the Arctic Ocean to the swamps of the Okavango Delta. The Sun is a Compass tells the story of her human-powered trip—by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe—from Bellingham, Washington to Kotzebue, Alaska. Her research and expeditions have been featured by the New York Times, MSNBC, National Geographic, and more.