“Aleuts have at least seven words for wind, most of which refer to strength.” So begins Sumner MacLeish’s extraordinary account of life on a remote Alaska island in the Bering Sea. The Pribilof Islands are the summer breeding grounds for hundreds of fur seals and seabirds and are home to some 600 Aleuts. MacLeish’s beautifully crafted prose invites us into a landscape and a culture like no other on earth.
Seven Words for Wind
Essays and Field Notes from Alaska's Pribilof Islands
by Sumner MacLeish
Imprint: University of Alaska Press
Paperback Price $15.95
Sumner MacLeish came to Alaska’s Pribilof Islands in 1984 to produce a documentary on the U.S. government’s commercial sealing industry. She has worked as a reporter and photographer in New England, California, and Alaska, producing several documentaries for National Public Radio and commenting for Alaska Public Radio.
- Paperback Price: $15.95
- Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-020-0
- Publication Month: May
- Publication Year: 2008
- Pages: 160
- Discount Type: Trade
- Author: by Sumner MacLeish
- ECommerce Code: 9781602230200
- Member Institution Access: Member Institution Access