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Author: Leigh Newman
Publisher: Dial Press
Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and flying in a single-prop plane. But her life split in two when her parents unexpectedly divorced, requiring her to spend summers on the tundra with her “Great Alaskan” father and the school year in Baltimore with her more urbane mother. Navigating the fraught terrain of her family’s unraveling, Newman did what any outdoorsman would do: She adapted. With her father she fished remote rivers, hunted caribou, and packed her own shotgun shells. With her mother she memorized the names of antique furniture, composed proper bread-and-butter notes, and studied Latin poetry at a private girl’s school. Charting her way through these two very different worlds, Newman learned to never get attached to people or places, and to leave others before they left her. As an adult, she explored the most distant reaches of the globe as a travel writer, yet had difficulty navigating the far more foreign landscape of love and marriage. In vivid, astonishing prose, Newman reveals how a child torn between two homes becomes a woman who both fears and idealizes connection, how a need for independence can morph into isolation, and how even the most guarded heart can still long for understanding. Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and blizzards, but with other people. Praise for Still Points North “Newman has crafted a vivid exploration of a broken family. . . . Her pain will resonate strongly with readers, and she vividly brings both Alaska and Maryland to life. . . . A natural for book clubs.”—Booklist “Newman’s adult search for her own true home is riveting, as are her worldwide adventures; it’s a joy to be in on the ride.”—Reader’s Digest “What really sets this fearless memoir apart is the heartfelt, riotously funning writing, which will have you reading passages aloud, and rooting for Newman all the way.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Newman writes so lucidly about bewilderment, so honestly about self-deception, so courageously about fear, so compassionately about insensitivity, so hilariously about suffering and loss. Still Points North is a remarkable book: a travel memoir of the mapless, dangerous seas and territories between childhood and adulthood.”—Karen Russell, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Swamplandia! “A wise, refreshing and enjoyable read.”—New York Daily News “[Newman is] at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game.”—Entertainment Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: William Healey Dall
William Healey Dall presents this survey of the Alaskan interior. Although Dall was a naturalist primarily concerned with the research of mollusks, he was one of the first scientists to venture through the Alaskan wild. With the unofficial start of the Klondike Gold Rush beginning in the 1890s, this text would have been considered a practical handbook for the thousands of miners who journeyed north searching for gold.
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Author: Alexander Badlam
"Another Briton & Rey printing job with some of the plates showing a high degree of skill. The images are an interesting mixture of the half-tone and the collotype. The pictorial cover drawn from photographs is very good. According to a review in the Photographic Times the collotypes in the first edition were by the American Bank Note Company."--Hanson Collection catalog, pp. 110-111.
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Author: Thames Williamson
"Another volume in the American Folkways Series, which is definitely less about the people, the customs, and not quite up to the standards of its predecessors. Sympathy, and a certain romantic lyricism, add to the portrait of the northern outpost. Prehistoric times, early explorations and exploitations; Baranov, Alaska's most glamorous figure; the unpopular purchase from Russia, at two cents an acre, and American neglect of its new asset until almost the present; gold rushes and ghost towns, myths and mirages; Japanese salmon fishing, prelude to penetration; the white man's sins of commission and omission; the first constructive move with the farming colony which almost failed; and finally our recognition today of Alaska's importance as an 'outlying guard and working tool of our industro-military civilization.'" - Review.
Author: Alaska Northwest Alaska Northwest Publishing
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Celebrating 23 years in print, this edition features fun, fact-filled information about geography, history, economy, and cultures of the northernmost state. Maps & illustrations throughout.
Author: Ed Readicker-Henderson
Publisher: Hunter Publishing (NJ)
An adventure guide to the Alaska Highway. It offers a mix of practical travel information along with details of adventurous activities, which should be fun for everyone no matter what their age or ability.
Author: Brian Bell
Publisher: Insight Guides
Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective. Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline .Lively, essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing.Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children
Author: Ron Dalby
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
AlThis revised guide to Alaska from native son Ron Dalby is packed with valuable insider information on accommodations, restaurants, transportation, festivals and scores of activities. From ballooning to whale-watching to "flightseeing" and more, this guide contains all the information you need to plan a vacation to the multifaceted jewel that is Alaska. Maps, b&w photos.