I've been reading a book I thought I'd point out. It's called; The Quiet World, Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom 1879-1960. The author is Douglas Brinkley, a historian at Rice University. So far it's a really good read, touching mostly on the history of how Alaska's resources were treated before Statehood and men like President Roosevelt and Muir fought to protect it.
It has a number of notable quotes like this one from Roosevelt. "We have taken forward steps in learning that wild beasts and birds are by right not the property of people alive to-day," Roosevelt said, "but the property of the unborn generations, whose belongings we have no right to squander."
Anyone else read it?
For those who will automatically call it rubbish about some greenie crap, take a look before you jump to conclusions. It's about the history of this place including the environmental movement, the canneries, the loggers and foreign governments like Japan and their history in Alaskas waters. Mostly it's about how things here came to pass, and why.
Take a look, it's good.