In 1964, the standard for what defines wilderness was established in law. Quite simply it means land that displays no signs of human occupation - primevial, untouched, and raw. Nowhere can the true meaning of wilderness be better exemplified than in Alaska.
Now, for the first time ever, author/photographer Larry Johansen has ventured out to photograh all eighteendesignated wilderneses in the Southeast Alaska Alexander Archipelago. His fifty years of living in the archipelago give the reader an insight beyond the images. The Alexander Eighteen is the first book to ever focus on these truly special places, to tell their stories, and to examine the issues that face them.
Meet the Alexander Eighteen!