ABOUT THE BOOK
Through the lens of Western science and traditional Native knowledge, art, and photography, the authors uncover some of the ecological, social, and economic causes of coastal ecosystem change on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The reader is offered a rare opportunity to share experiences, perspectives, and knowledge of Sugpiaq Elders and village residents whose lives and intuitions are shaped by the rhythms of the sea. This collaboration illuminates the resilience and limits of marine ecosystems and the vast archive of knowledge and expertise held by different cultures. Given the pressure humans now impose on marine ecosystems worldwide, this book offers insights to coastal communities throughout the world that have witnessed dramatic changes in their ocean home.