Author: Leigh Newman
Publisher: NY Books
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....
It has a bustling international airport that services passengers and cargo from all
over the world. The Alaska Railroad still travels to points north and south. And
two main highways access the Interior and Kenai Peninsula. There are a variety
Author: Melissa DeVaughn
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Since Alaska is so large and its options so varied, this guide is organized primarily to help travelers zero in on the activity or activities that most appeal to them. The first ten chapters focus solely on adventure travel, each devoted to a single activity. The five regional chapters that follow focus mainly on the basics in a given area of the state — getting around, shopping, lodging, dining, and entertainment. The objective is not to provide the most information about destinations or attractions, but rather, the most useful information. Any destination or outfitter listed here has made the cut by proving itself a wonderful place to visit or a reliable company with which to do business.
This is why in northern parts of Sweden the suicide rate goes through the roof
during the dark six winter months. And the cure is very ... Song: 'North to Alaska'
Caroline Wolf: Then towards the spring the sun is coming back. In February it
Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: Penguin UK
'A joy. Celebrates the real world and revels in its mad glory' Sue Townsend, Sunday Times _____________________________________ All Points North is part-memoir and part-excursion. Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years - from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland - Simon Armitage explores growing up and being Northern. It's about humour, language, writing, film, houses, homes, time wasters, one loose tyre, you, me and all points in-between. _____________________________________ 'Laugh-out-loud funny' Independent 'A delight' Jonathan Raban, Times Literary Supplement 'A perfect holiday dipper' Scotsman 'An Alan Bennett-style diary' Daily Telegraph
A pegmatite dike cutting the intricately folded gneiss and schist of unit a .
Hammer points north in area 3 adjacent to the Sumdum Glacier . The largest
pegmatite bodies consist mainly of sills . They. E18 MINERAL RESOURCES OF
Author: John Calvin Reed (Jr.)
A synthesis of available information on stratigraphy, structure, and mineral deposits.
There he worked in a beer garden and as a prize-fighter (hating both jobs), and
also in theater, first as an usher and handyman and later in pantomime.21
Catching gold fever, Alexander embarked for points north with about GOOD TIME
Author: Lael Morgan
Publisher: Epicenter Press
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.
One commonly cited climate calculation used by the North Carolina Museum of
Natural Sciences holds that every 1,000 ... including Tundra Swans, Snow Geese
, and numerous ducks, from Alaska, Canada, and other points north use North ...
Author: Tom Earnhardt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.
" Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska: A History of Trucking in Alaska is the story of Alaskan drivers who guided, coaxed, pushed, pulled, plowed, and somehow made it to the end of the road--and beyond--over high mountain passes, whiteout ...
Author: Cliff Bishop
Publisher: Publication Consultants
In spite of the obstacles the Alaska truckers were presented with they never weakened in their determination to get the job done. These pioneer drivers never conquered or tamed Alaska's roads and weather, but they learned to operate on the back trails and paths--always making their way to the trip's end. In spite of all the challenges, they never quit. The following from Teddy Roosevelt is an appropriate salute to Alaskan truckers: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that high place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska: A History of Trucking in Alaska is the story of Alaskan drivers who guided, coaxed, pushed, pulled, plowed, and somehow made it to the end of the road--and beyond--over high mountain passes, whiteout conditions, seventy below zero temperature, through mud, muck, and tundra terrain--even onto the Arctic Ocean ice beyond the shore.
In addition, it is believed that the National Collection in Cody is the only collection
in North America that displays ... (Mount owned by the National Collection). m
Polar Bear, 27-9/16 points, taken by Pat Auld, off Point Hope, Alaska, 1964.
Author: Boone and Crockett Club
Publisher: Boone and Crockett Club
This is the one collectors of big game hunting books have been waiting for! Records of North American Big Game is a one-of-a-kind big game records book that lives up to its longstanding reputation as "The Book" of native North American big game trophies. In its twelfth edition since the original book was published nearly seventy-five years ago, this latest edition has over 800-pages filled with valuable information for today''s hunters, outdoorsmen, and game managers. A total of thirty-eight different categories of North American big game are recognized and, as a testament to the success of today''s conservation and big game management efforts, a record-setting twelve new World''s Records are featured in this edition. Photographs and the stories behind these new World''s Records are included along with the photographs and stories about the other twenty-six World''s Records that the Club currently recognizes. New to this edition is a focus on showing as many of top-scoring trophies dating back to 1932 as possible. We''ve raided the Club''s records-keeping archives and found hundreds of photographs of top-scoring trophies that haven''t been published for decades. Before each category''s trophy list, readers will be delighted to view these photographs from history and track their individual measurements in the listings that follow. The Boone and Crockett Club has also put together an image-packed CD-ROM that includes desktop pictures featuring the top trophies, screen savers, downloadable score charts and more. Along with the detailed listing of over 22,000 trophies ranked by their all-time scores, this book also includes eight chapters by some of today''s most popular outdoor writers including Bob Robb, Gordon Whittington, Wayne Van Zwoll, and Jim Shockey. Hunters who pick up this book will enjoy reading about memorable hunting experiences, why and how antlers grow, along with chapters about the Sagamore Hill Award (the highest award given by B&C), the National Collection of Heads and Horns, and more. Records of North American Big Game is much more than a book of records-keeping statistics, it is a history book of big game animals in North America. Informative chapters, hunting stories, and hundreds of portrait and field photographs make this book an exceptional resource for hunters and sportsmen and provides hours of reading enjoyment.
The first eleven miles was a steep climb, and while the pull-offs were safer and
more convenient to use, the location of waterfalls and other points of interest I
had memorized on the way down, failed to register on the way up until it was
Author: Herb Williams
The last frontier; a ninety day, 5,000 mile motorhome journey from Vancouver, British Columbia to Fort Macleod, Alberta, by way of Alaska and the Yukon. With his wife, Sharon, and a "no-account" cat named Pickles (the no-account label is explained in chapter two) he traveled virtually every major road, and several minor ones, throughout the interior of the vast land to the north. In the same humorous/historical style as Bill Bryson and Dave Barry, North to Alaska with a No-Account Cat becomes a testament to the pristine scenery, colorful inhabitants, frontier-like towns and exciting adventures found in the land of the midnight sun. Share unique adventures in places such as the Sign Post Forest, in Watson Lake, Yukon, Halibut Cove, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and Prince William Sound near Anchorage, Alaska, home to twenty-six glaciers, the most spectacular-Meares and Columbia. Bon Voyage!