The Riverkeeper by Alec Wilkinson

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Reveals the lives of Portuguese-American fishermen of Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Tlingit Indians of Admiralty Island in Alaska, and John Cronin's work in protecting the Hudson River
 

About Alec Wilkinson

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Alec Wilkinson is the author of A Violent Act, Moonshine Midnights, and Big Sugar. A recipient of a Lyndhurst Prize, a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship, he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Esquire, and other magazines. He lives in New York City.
 
Published January 15, 2012 by Knopf. 191 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The third portrait, ``The Uncommitted Crime,'' delves into the lives of the Tlingit Indians of Admiralty Island (Alaska), whose culture has been almost completely destroyed by US rule.

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Publishers Weekly

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In these leisurely essays, Wilkinson writes about people who earn their living on the water, from a Hudson River pollution patroller to a village of Alaskan natives.

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In these leisurely essays, Wilkinson ( Big Sugar ) writes about persons who earn their living on the water.

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And Wilkinson's Admiralty Island, Provincetown and Hudson River--in the considerable pleasures they afford as well as the intermittent exasperation they occasion--are very much New Yorker places of the current dispensation.

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Where his earlier works (Moonshine, Big Sugar) have generally had a single focus, the three essays that make up The Riverkeeper are all commentaries on how society interacts with the watery ecosystems it has inherited.

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