Wednesday, September 25th, 7pm

Booktalk & signing with Jonathan Waterman

Author of An Adventuring Career in Stories & Images

On the northern reaches of our continent, towering mountains are the only skyscrapers, lit until late at night in summer, then darkened in winter. Pristine waters serve moose, caribou, and three species of bears in an unbroken landscape. Jonathan Waterman has spent decades exploring these awe-inspiring spaces. His twenty-three essays and ninety-nine photographs collected here for the first time show a passion for journeys that give an unparalleled view into adventuring in the North and beyond.

Northern Exposures—a companion volume to his popular In the Shadow of Denali— elucidates Waterman's thirty-year career, from ducking avalanches near the Gulf of Alaska to following aerial wolf poachers in the Interior or kayaking across the Arctic. His spectacular photographs 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 Waterman's career. Jonathan Waterman started shooting photographs on his expeditions three decades ago, but also found his calling and is principally known as a writer. He has starred in, filmed, and written films for television, including “The Logan Challenge” (PBS, 1991), “Surviving Denali” (ESPN, 1994), “Odyssey Among the Inuit” (OLN, 2000), ANWR Trek (PBS 2007), and "Chasing Water" (Pete McBride films, 2011) .

He's mostly known for his time exploring the North, detailed in seven of his twelve books and in journals such as the Washington Post, The New York Times, Adventure, Hooked On the Outdoors, Outside, Backpacker, Climbing, and Rock and Ice.

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David Domkoski
Main Library - Olympic Room
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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