Item description for The Old Lady of Wasilla Lake: A Story of the Red-Necked Grebes of Wasilla Lake, Alaska by Jack Randall...
NATURE/BIRDS/ALASKA. A delightful story, with illustrations on every turn of the page, of the life history and ecology of the Red-necked Grebe. From breaking out of the egg to trials of life at sea, the "Old Lady" (as the story is told from the bird's perspective) takes us on a remarkable journey and inspires us to look closer at the natural world that sustains us all.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.3" Width: 8.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Ulyssian Public
ISBN 1930580819 ISBN13 9781930580817
Availability 0 units.
More About Jack Randall
When Jack Randall disembarked from a U.S. Army troopship at the Port of Whittier, Alaska, in April of 1949, little did he know that fifty-six years later he would write a book about the Red-necked Grebes that, in winter, also sail the waters of Prince William Sound. In the ensuing years, Jack has: served through the Korean War; settled in Cooper Landing, Alaska, where his four children attended a one-room school; in 1959, with his twenty-six foot sloop ?Sea Otter, ? pioneered modern-day sailing in Alaska; been a registered guide and licensed charter boat skipper; from 1963-1965, as initial Assembly President, helped start a government from scratch; served his church for fifteen years as a non-stipendiary priest; promulgated the first comprehensive investment policy for the University of Alaska Foundation; and lectured at the University of Alaska Anchorage, which in 1996 honored him with a Meritorious Service Award. Following the passing of his first wife Jo, he and his present wife Mary retired to Wasilla Lake, Alaska, where they have lived ?in the company of Grebes? since 1991.