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Alaska

By James A. Michener
  • ISBN Code: : 0804151423
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 1152
  • Category : Fiction
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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Alaska “Few will escape the allure of the land and people [Michener] describes. . . . Alaska takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, richest, most foreboding, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, if not the world. . . . The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska [in] vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters.”—Boston Herald “Michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698405870
  • Total of Pages : 368
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  • Pdf File: looking-for-alaska-deluxe-edition.pdf

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  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : 1627131566
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: alaska.pdf

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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780788148965
  • Total of Pages : 73
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  • Pdf File: ecoregions-of-alaska.pdf

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  • Book Code : 1493034014
  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Pdf File: rockhounding-alaska.pdf

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Rockhounding Alaska will be an in-depth guide to the rocks, minerals and fossils legally found and collected within the state. The book will contain a light, informative overview of the geologic history of Alaska as well as a site-by-site guide to approximately 70 collecting locations. Included with every site will be clear concise driving directions, a GPS position and list of major attractions and local amenities. The exciting locations stretch from Kodiak Island to the Arctic Circle and range from ancient fossilized sea creatures to precious gems and gold nuggets.

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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 0786746289
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 156806571X
  • Total of Pages : 65
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  • Pdf File: alaska-s-mineral-resources-annual-report-1991.pdf

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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 146853243X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 112
  • Pdf File: alaska.pdf

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  • Book Code : 0811751325
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • Pdf File: fly-fishing-alaska-s-wild-rivers.pdf

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A guide to the best water in the state from a veteran Alaska fly fisherman and writer. With color photos of flies and streams, plus maps.

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  • Total of Pages : 224
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  • Publisher : Travelers' Tales
  • Book Code : 1609520726
  • Total of Pages : 326
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  • Total of Pages : 32
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  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Book Code : 9780295800370
  • Total of Pages : 480
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  • Book Code : 0882409026
  • Total of Pages : 176
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In the minds of most Americans, Native culture in Alaska amounts to Eskimos and igloos....The latest publication of the Alaska Geographic Society offers an accessible and attractive antidote to such misconceptions. Native Cultures in Alaska blends beautiful photographs with informative text to create a striking portrait of the state's diverse and dynamic indigenous population.

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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1683358708
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: 365-days-to-alaska.pdf

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Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son

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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496204069
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: walter-harper-alaska-native-son.pdf

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Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son illuminates the life of the remarkable Irish-Athabascan man who was the first person to summit Mount Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. Born in 1893, Walter Harper was the youngest child of Jenny Albert and the legendary gold prospector Arthur Harper. His parents separated shortly after his birth, and his mother raised Walter in the Athabascan tradition, speaking her Koyukon-Athabascan language. When Walter was seventeen years old, Episcopal archdeacon Hudson Stuck hired the skilled and charismatic youth as his riverboat pilot and winter trail guide. During the following years, as the two traveled among Interior Alaska’s Episcopal missions, they developed a father-son-like bond and summited Denali together in 1913. Walter’s strong Athabascan identity allowed him to remain grounded in his birth culture as his Western education expanded, and he became a leader and a bridge between Alaska Native peoples and Westerners in the Alaska territory. He planned to become a medical missionary in Interior Alaska, but his life was cut short at the age of twenty-five, in the Princess Sophia disaster of 1918 near Skagway, Alaska. Harper exemplified resilience during an era when rapid socioeconomic and cultural change was wreaking havoc in Alaska Native villages. Today he stands equally as an exemplar of Athabascan manhood and healthy acculturation to Western lifeways whose life will resonate with today’s readers.

Backroads & Byways of Alaska (First Edition) (Backroads & Byways)

By Taz Tally
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  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Book Code : 1581575424
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: backroads-byways-of-alaska.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Experience the inimitable natural beauty of The Last Frontier The breathtaking sights to be found in the state of Alaska defy comparison. A vast and remote region of mostly untouched nature, Alaska is truly a destination best explored by car. Veteran author, photographer, and Alaska explorer, Taz Tally provides turn-by-turn directions, stunning photographs, and detailed visitor's information for the very best drives and detours in the state. Following the sage wisdom Tally has gained from decades of driving, hiking, and photographing Alaska's wide territory, you wan't waste a second of your journey. Whether you're looking to drive along Alaska's incredible shores or bask in the majesty of Denali, North America's tallest peak, Backroads & Byways of Alaska is an essential companion.

Building a Log Cabin in Alaska in Four Months

By Charles Underwood
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  • Publisher : Charles Underwood
  • Book Code : 0615640214
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 392
  • Pdf File: building-a-log-cabin-in-alaska-in-four-months.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book should prove most helpful as a "how to" guide for a man working alone to build a strong, yet simple log cabin made to last. It can be a log cabin that a man can be proud to call his home or for a getaway home away from home on the weekend. I built the 13 by 41 foot cabin shell, including cutting down the trees and peeling off the bark, in three months while camping out in a tent. Cutting down the trees and pilling off the bark took more than half of the time in completing the shell of the cabin. It was hard work, but by using the trees on my property I saved money and it gave me a more satisfying feeling of accomplishment as I lived my dream. After about three months work the cabin was up and we moved from our tents into the cabin, however, the electrical wiring, well and plumbing, septic system, interior walls, chimney, and 8 by 28 foot add-on, which are covered in varying details (less on the wiring and plumbing) in this book, were worked on as I got the time and money. Overall, to complete the cabin, it took about four to five months time. The 757 square foot cabin was completed in about four months by working long hours, six days a week. The long camping experience was an ordeal for my wife, but my son and I enjoyed it. We thank God for His help and guidance through it all. The plans contained in this book are designed to allow a man working alone to build a cabin in a short time that will last a life time. I include an additional chapter about building a pergola type patio cover out of red cedar. 48 pictures are included in this book. Happy trails!

A Floristic Inventory and Spatial Database for Fort Wainright, Interior Alaska

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  • Book Code : 1428913297
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  • Book Code : 1493191667
  • Total of Pages : 108
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How To Make The Most Of Your Vacation While Traveling In Alaska

By Noah Daniels
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  • Publisher : BookRix
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  • Total of Pages : 29
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Did you know that Alaska has long been billed as the "Last Frontier"? In this book you will discover some places that people have never heard of or thought about going to. This report is written as your personal guide to places near and far in the state of Alaska. However, if you're looking for igloos, forget it, you won't find them here! What you will find though are places you can go and travel within the state. You will also find out about how the people get around in Alaska. This book will provide you with an overview of what it takes hundreds of pages to do for a book. Even though there are some websites with information, the majority of them are few and far between with information. This book has information that will help you decided where you want to travel in Alaska. It will also help you decide what method of transportation you prefer to use. After reading this book, you will be able to make a uniformed decision on the places you'd like to visit in the state. You will find out about different climates, outdoor activities and much more!

Alaska “...Having the Best Time I Ever Had”

By Larry S. Mikelsen
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 9781468576344
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : History
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As a boy, I was lucky enough to be introduced an elderly gentleman by the name of Robert R. (Bob) Huttle (Mr. Huttle to me). I remember Mr. Huttle as a man of many interesting stories, and experiences. Mr. Huttle was a good friend of my father, and for quite a number of years was sort of an informal member of our family, being in attendance for Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, and any other family gatherings. His little home, along with its menagerie of exotic fowl in a little community called Annapolis, Washington was always a most fun place to visit. Throughout his life, Bob was an avid photographer with a genuine interest in people, who religiously recorded all that, was going on around him in his more than interesting life. The walls of his home were covered with pictures and memorabilia of that lifetime. There were times when Bob would take out his old picture albums and show my brother and me pictures of his times up in the State of Alaska. I always remember that these times seemed to be events he treasured, and each picture came with a story that would flow off his lips with obvious pleasure. After coming to America, serving in the U.S. Marine Corp., Bob spent 1933 - 1934 living his dream on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula near what was then called Birchwood Creek (now Bear Creek) on Tustumena Lake, as a hunter and an amateur trapper (as he referred to himself). In January of 1937, Bob was hired as a patrolman with the Anchorage Police Department and 21 days later he had to give up his beat to come indoors as the Acting Police Chief, replacing the then seriously ill Chief of Police Ernie Amundsen.

Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush

By Lael Morgan
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  • Publisher : Epicenter Press
  • Book Code : 9780945397762
  • Total of Pages : 351
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 325
  • Pdf File: good-time-girls-of-the-alaska-yukon-gold-rush.pdf

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Morgan offers an authentic and deliciously humorous account of the prostitutes and other "disreputable" women who were the earliest female pioneers of the Far North. At the turn of the century, tens of thousands of Americans left their homes, escaping a worldwide depression & the restraints of the Victorian Era, to stampede to Alaska & the Yukon, where millions of dollars in gold was being discovered in remote, subartic mining camps. Women accompanied the men on the long journey to the Far North--more often prostitutes, dance hall girls & entertainers than respectful wives & schoolteachers. These are the girls of the demimonde, that "half world" of disreputable women who lived on the outskirts of society. Meet "Dutch Kate" Wilson, who pioneered many areas long before the "respectable" women who received credit for getting there first; ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson & Rose Blumkin; "French Marie" Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder; & Edith Neile, called the "Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior & her soft-hearted generosity. These "good time girls" crossed geographic & social frontiers, finding freedom, independence, hardship, heartbreak & sometimes astonishing wealth. They were an important part of this key chapter in the history of the West, which holds a special place in the American imagination.

The WPA Guide to Alaska

By Federal Writers' Project
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  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Book Code : 1595342001
  • Total of Pages : 427
  • Category : History
  • Members : 540
  • Pdf File: the-wpa-guide-to-alaska.pdf

Book Short Summary:

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The WPA Guide the Alaskan Territory takes the reader on a journey across the Land of the Midnight Sun, from the North Slope to the Aleutian Islands. First published in 1939, the guide reports on all the things that make this soon-to-be state unique: the influence of Alaska’s indigenous peoples, the thriving fishing industry, and the distinctive flora and fauna.

Aviation Safety in Alaska

By DIANE Publishing Company
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 0788140221
  • Total of Pages : 117
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  • Pdf File: aviation-safety-in-alaska.pdf

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Examines Alaska's current aviation environment and air transportation activities. Identifies the associated risk factors and safety deficiencies. Recommends practical measures for managing the risks to safe flight operations given the reality of Alaska's aviation environment and the potential of new technologies. Contents: Alaska's aviation operations and accidents; factors affecting the safety of takeoffs and landings in Alaska; factors affecting the safety of VFR operations in Alaska; enhancing the low altitude IFR system to fulfill Alaska's air transport. requirements; and special aviation operations in Alaska.

Alaska

By Stephen W. Haycox
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  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Book Code : 0295746874
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : History
  • Members : 758
  • Pdf File: alaska.pdf

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Alaska often looms large as a remote, wild place with endless resources and endlessly independent, resourceful people. Yet it has always been part of larger stories: the movement of Indigenous peoples from Asia into the Americas and their contact with and accommodation to Western culture; the spread of European political economy to the New World; the expansion of American capitalism and culture; and the impacts of climate change. In this updated classic, distinguished historian Stephen Haycox surveys the state’s cultural, political, economic, and environmental past, examining its contemporary landscape and setting the region in a broader, global context. Tracing Alaska’s transformation from the early postcontact period through the modern era, Haycox explores the ever-evolving relationship between Native Alaskans and the settlers and institutions that have dominated the area, highlighting Native agency, advocacy, and resilience. Throughout, he emphasizes the region’s systemic dependence on both federal support and outside corporate investment in natural resources—furs, gold, copper, salmon, oil—and offers a less romantic, more complex history that acknowledges the broader national and international contexts of Alaska’s past.

Adventure Guide Alaska Highway

By Ed Readicker-Henderson,Lynn Readicker-Henderson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Book Code : 9781588435712
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 582
  • Pdf File: adventure-guide-alaska-highway.pdf

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Annotation The most detailed, up-to-date guide to travelling the highway, from BC through the Yukon and Alaska to Prudhoe Bay. Fairbanks, Anchorage, Dawson City, Skagway, Denali National Park, Valdez - these are just some of the destinations covered. Also included are details on alternate highways, such as the Stewart-Cassiar, the Yellowhead, Top-of-the-World, the Richardson and Glenn Highways. The authors talk about where to find wildlife and how to get the best photos; they share their knowledge about the most coveted camping areas; they tell you which historic sites you should take in. An entire chapter is dedicated to the Alaska Marine Highway, a ferry service that serves as a lifeline to Alaska's coastal towns. 30+ maps, colour photos. Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers an ideal mix of practical travel info along with culturally enriching activities and physical adventures. And the fun is for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography, climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all here! Detailed maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - both cultural and physical - from canoeing and hiking to dance or cooking classes. This unique approach allows you to really immerse yourself in the local culture.

Cruising Alaska

By Larry Ludmer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Book Code : 9781588431158
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 212
  • Pdf File: cruising-alaska.pdf

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Concise, easy-to-read information on every vessel plying the region this season - state-room size, dining options, passenger/crew ratio, highlights and potential pitfalls. Ship itineraries, with candid comments on the pros and cons of each. Walking tours at each port of call are supplemented by detailed port maps. Plus, coverage of the smaller 'Explorer' boats, which can get into narrower, shallower inlets.

Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor

By Jay Hammond
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Epicenter Press
  • Book Code : 9780945397434
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 754
  • Pdf File: tales-of-alaska-s-bush-rat-governor.pdf

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The former governor of Alaska recounts his childhood, education, war experiences, and political career

Alaska Reunion

By Jennifer Snow
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Book Code : 0369706277
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 773
  • Pdf File: alaska-reunion.pdf

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"Alaska Reunion has a little bit of everything—drama, humor, friendship, and love. It’s a well-written story that will draw readers in."—Harlequin Junkie In the Alaskan wilderness, love blooms in unlikely places—and between an unlikely couple… Still single, still working at the same bookstore and still pining for the guy who got away, Ellie Mitchell cringes at the prospect of attending her high school reunion. She just can’t face showing up alone—with her dreams of becoming a teacher still unfulfilled—when her ex will be bringing a model-gorgeous plus-one. Callum McKendrick has been in love with Ellie since forever, but he’s sure she doesn't take him seriously. Offering to be her date for the reunion—and the post-reunion wilderness retreat—is his chance to show Ellie just what she’s missing by being stuck in the past. But will becoming Ellie's fake boyfriend be enough to prove that Callum is her perfect match? Don't miss Alaska Dreams, the next book in Jennifer Snows Wild RIver series! A Wild River Novel Book 1: An Alaskan Christmas Book 2: Under an Alaskan Sky Book 3: A Sweet Alaskan Fall Book 4: Stars Over Alaska Book 5: Alaska Reunion

Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend

By K. Widerquist,M. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137015020
  • Total of Pages : 267
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 617
  • Pdf File: alaska-s-permanent-fund-dividend.pdf

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Contributors discuss the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) and Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) as a model both for resource policy and for social policy. This book explores whether other states, nations, or regions would benefit from an Alaskan-style dividend. The book also looks at possible ways that the model might be altered and improved.