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Bush Pilots of Alaska Hardcover – May 1, 1989

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Kim Heacox is the award-winning author of several nonfiction books and the novel ""Caribou"" ""Crossing,"" His feature articles have appeared in ""Audubon,"" ""Travel & Leisure,"" ""Wilderness,"" ""Islands,"" ""Orion,"" and ""National Geographic Traveler,"" His editorials, written for the ""Los Angeles Times,"" have appeared in many major newspapers across the United States. When not playing the guitar, doing simple carpentry, or writing another novel, he's sea kayaking with Melanie, his wife of nearly twenty years, or watching a winter wren on the woodpile. Learn more at www.kimheacox.com.


Hirschmann has worked 20 years as a professional outdoor and natural history photographer.


Lowell Thomas Jr. has taken part in some twenty expeditions. He is a mountaineer, a bush and glacier pilot, author, motion picture producer, and active in political affairs.


Jay M. Hammond, PhD, received his doctoral degree from Saint Louis University. He is currently assistant professor of historical theology at Quincy University where he serves as the Director of the Center for Franciscan Thought.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books; First Edition edition (May 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558680128
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558680128
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.7 x 13.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,214,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful compilation of photographs centered around flying in bush Alaska. Anyone who has lived or travelled off the beaten path in the far north knows how essential airplanes are for travel and life in the 49th state. While the essays in the book tend to be a little sappy and trite, the beautiful photographs more than compensate as the reader is shown the beauty of Alaska from the perspective of bush planes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jon Engle on April 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is an incredible collections of aviation photos from the north country. Ground to ground as well as air to air and air to ground pictures fill this large coffee-table book. There are not just 3 or 4 great pictures, the book is full of them.

Worth every penny for those who want to gasp at stunning mountain views and shake your head with envy at the close-us of the hard working bush planes.

Truely a pilot's book, but my wife even enjoys looking at it with me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Kramer on October 2, 2012
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For those who love flying, and are intrigued about the dangerous lives those who fly the bush live, this is an excellent representation of their equipment and the unsual lives they live as pilots in rugged, dangerous & stunningly beautiful country.

This book arrived in excellent condition. It had been well-packed, and was sent in a timely manner. I would definitely buy from this seller again.
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By Denise Real on April 19, 2014
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I was working for Wings of Alaska when Fred made this book. We had great fun! The book is a must have for every coffee table in Alaska and the lower forty-eight as well. A must for every private pilot!! Awesome book, thanks Fred!
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