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The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds, by Caroline Van Hemert, Little, Brown Spark, hardcover, 2019, 320 pages, $27.

In this magazine in 2011 and 2012, we reported on studies about chickadees and other birds in Alaska that had significant beak deformities. One of the researchers was Caroline Van Hemert, a wildlife biologist at the Alaska Science Center. Long days in the lab started to take a toll on Van

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