Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author, biologist and adventurer Caroline Van Hemert to discuss her new book The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000-mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds.
The Sun is a Compass
by Caroline Van Hemert
Caroline Van Hemert holds a Ph.D. in wildlife biology and an M.A. in creative writing and currently works as a research biologist for the USGS Alaska Science Center. She regularly publishes and speaks about her scientific research, which has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Birding, and Scientific American. With her husband and two young sons, she divides her time between a cozy home in downtown Anchorage and a remote, off-the-grid cabin near Haines, Alaska.
Little, Brown Spark March 2019
THE SUN IS A COMPASS chronicles a 4,000-mile human-powered expedition from the Pacific rainforest to the Arctic coast. For six months, Caroline and her husband, Pat, crossed some of the most remote and rugged places left on earth. A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, the book explores the bounds of the human body and the tenuousness of life in the company of creatures whose daily survival is nothing short of miraculous.