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The Alaska Almanac

The Alaska Almanac

Facts about Alaska

  • Author: Nancy Gates
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
  • ISBN: 0882406523
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 240
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An updated reference about America's forty-ninth state brings together information about Alaska's population, geography, government, employment, banking, business, transportation, agriculture, industry, and culture. Original.

The Alaska Almanac

The Alaska Almanac

Facts about Alaska

  • Author: Laura Cole
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780882405728
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Gathers information about Alaska's population, geography, government, employment, banking, business, transportation, agriculture, industry, and culture.

The Alaska Almanac

The Alaska Almanac

Facts about Alaska

  • Author: Alaska Northwest Publishing,Whitekeys
  • Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
  • ISBN: 9780882404912
  • Category: Alaska
  • Page: 240
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Everything travelers ever wanted to know or have wondered about Alaska is contained in this fun and factual book: Gold Rush centennial events, museum collections, salmon history, ZIP codes, and more. An added pleasure in this year's edition is the humor of Mr. Whitekeys, author of ""Mr. Whitekeys' Alaska Bizarre"". Illustrations & photos. 22 maps.

The Alaska Almanac

The Alaska Almanac

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Alaska
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Alaska Almanac

Alaska Almanac

Facts about Alaska

  • Author: Alaska Northwest Books Staff,Alaska Northwest Publishing
  • Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
  • ISBN: 9780882405209
  • Category: Alaska
  • Page: 240
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Celebrating 23 years in print, this edition features fun, fact-filled information about geography, history, economy, and cultures of the northernmost state. Maps and illustrations throughout.

Alaska Almanac

Alaska Almanac

Facts about Alaska

  • Author: Alaska Northwest Publishing,WhiteKeys
  • Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
  • ISBN: 9780882404820
  • Category: Alaska
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1998
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The Alaska Almanac

The Alaska Almanac

Facts about Alaska

  • Author: Roseanne Pagano
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780882405315
  • Category: Alaska
  • Page: 240
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"The Alaska Almanac" is the bestselling reference to America's biggest, northernmost state. Whether you dream of visiting Alaska, have seen its grandeur, or live in the 49th state, this book is an all-about-Alaska education in a take-it-with-you package. "Easy and fun to read . . . The best guide to bring to Alaska".--"The Boston Globe". 12 maps, illustrations throughout.

Alaska Politics & Government

Alaska Politics & Government

  • Author: Gerald A. McBeath
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803281493
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 365
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This book examines Alaska's character and the forces shaping it. Underlying their descriptions are the themes of independence, dependence, and the search for sustainable economic development.

Yukon

Yukon

The Last Frontier

  • Author: Melody Webb
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 9780774804417
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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Covering vast distances in time and space, Yukon: The Last Frontier begins with the early Russian fur trade on the Aleutian Islands and closes with what Melody Webb calls 'the technological frontier'. Colourful and impeccably researched, her history of the Yukon Basin of Canada and Alaska shows how much and how little has changed there in the last two centuries. Successive waves of traders, trappers, miners, explorers, soldiers, missionaries, settlers, steamboat pilots, road builders, and aviators have come to the Yukon, bringing economic and social changes, but the immense land 'remains virtually untouched by permanent intrusions.'

Icebreaking Alaska

Icebreaking Alaska

  • Author: Capt. Jeffrey D. Hartman USCG (Retired)
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439647003
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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The Arctic is a place of great challenges and great rewards. A century ago, it was whale oil; today, it is motor oil. The increasing open water in the warmer months is attracting cruise ships to tour the Arctic. Significant offshore oil and natural gas deposits are of great interest to an oil-dependent economy. But the history of the Arctic is full of surprises for the unwary and the unprepared, despite native peoples having managed to live there for thousands of years. Oil spills or maritime emergencies can—and do—arise a long way off from assistance. Legendary Arctic storms are, if anything, becoming more intense and dangerous. All this is in an area inaccessible by roads or by sea except for icebreakers the majority of the year. It is of extreme interest to the US Coast Guard, charged with protecting seafarers, enforcing laws, and facilitating commerce.

Alaska from the Air

Alaska from the Air

  • Author: Fred Hirschmann
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
  • ISBN: 1558684662
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 143
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Hirschmann logged hundreds of hours in small planes in every season and condition in pursuit of the ultimate aerial shots of a state that is larger than Texas, California, and Montana put together. 160 color photos.

Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man

Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man

  • Author: Doug Fine
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
  • ISBN: 088240590X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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Now here's a formula for near disaster: East Coast big-city guy, world-traveler, jounalist, and otherwise politically savvy fellow settles down in rural Alaska, where men are many and manly, and women with survival skills are good to count among your friends. He wants to fit in. But how does one learn to be a Mountain Man? By observing, imitating, and making near-fatal mistakes, that's how. The choices a boy has to make. Eat processed food or on-the-hoof food, learn to operate a chainsaw or freeze to death, figure out what a bunny boot is or lose a few toes, and by the way, which end of he barrel points up? This is the story of Doug's first difficult winter in a one-room cabin, trying to stay alive and come out of it with some semblance of Alaska cool. With side-splitting, self-depreciating humor, Doug shares his attempts to elevate himself past his perpetual state of greenhorn-ness by aligning himself with tough sourdoughs to someday claim the title of manly Mountain Man.

Alaska Almanac

Alaska Almanac

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Alaska
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Portrait of the Alaska Railroad

Portrait of the Alaska Railroad

  • Author: Kaylene Johnson,Roy Corral
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780882405520
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 93
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In July 1923, President Warren G. Harding visited Alaska to drive in the "Golden Spike" commemorating the grand opening of the new, federally funded railroad linking Seward with Fairbanks. The Government Railroad had taken eight years and the influence of three U.S. presidents to complete. Shortly afterward, it was renamed the Alaska Railroad. In the eighty-plus years since then, America's northernmost railroad has remained a critical transportation link, a working train as well as a touring train that wends through some of the most fabulous country in the nation. Resplendent in blue and gold, the engines and cars of the Alaska Railroad remain disconnected from other rail lines, set apart on a track that travels north through the wilderness to a dead end near Fairbanks, and south to a dead end at the seaport of Seward. But, oh, what beauty lies between. In this lavishly illustrated and authoritative book, the Alaska Railroad rides in the spotlight. Through words and color-rich photos, Johnson and Corral offer an entertaining history of the railroad, the routes, the engines and railcars, the landscape and wildlife, and much more.

Alaska's Prince William Sound

Alaska's Prince William Sound

A Traveler's Guide

  • Author: Marybeth Holleman
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 9780882405292
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 94
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Whether one is planning a trip to Prince William Sound or remembering one, this fascinating pocket guide is a must-read that explores how the sound was formed, considers the effects of oil spills and earthquakes, and profiles the native peoples and diversity of plants and animals of the region. 50 color photos. Map.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

  • Author: Sarah Janssen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1600571751
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1008
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

Blattgeflüster

Blattgeflüster

Die wunderbare Welt der Pflanzen. Aus dem Leben einer leidenschaftlichen Forscherin

  • Author: Hope Jahren
  • Publisher: Ludwig
  • ISBN: 3641114381
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt. Seit sie denken kann, ist die Geo-Biologin fasziniert von der Natur – von Pflanzen, Bäumen, Blättern, Samenkörnern und den unglaublichen Geschichten, die sie uns erzählen, sogar noch in fossiler Form. Wie ist es beispielsweise möglich, dass ein Kirschkern hundert Jahre lang geduldig warten kann, bis er sich auf einmal dazu entscheidet zu keimen? Hope Jahrens Werdegang von der kindlichen Forscherin zur angesehenen Wissenschaftlerin, die sich trotz zahlreicher Hindernisse in einer Männerwelt behauptet, ist eine inspirierende und mitreißende Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Durchhaltevermögen und ewiger Neugierde. Ein wunderbares Gleichnis über die Kraft der Natur und die Freude des Entdeckens, das einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Pflanzenwelt eröffnet. Seite für Seite. Blatt für Blatt. Für die New York Times ist Hope Jahrens »Blattgeflüster« eines der 100 besten Bücher des Jahres 2016.

Alaska Almanac

Alaska Almanac

  • Author: Edward Sanford Harrison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Alaska
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Buildings of Alaska

Buildings of Alaska

  • Author: Alison K. Hoagland
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 338
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Buildings of Alaska traces Alaska's architecture from the earliest dwellings made of sod, whalebone, and driftwood to the glass and metal skyscrapers of modern-day Anchorage. Focusing on the various cultural traditions that have helped shape the state's architecture, the volume also explores how Alaska's buildings reflect Alaskans' attempts to adapt to the unique conditions of their environment. Alison K. Hoagland examines the contributions to the state's architectural history of three major cultural groups: native Alaskans, Russian settlers, and Americans from the lower 48. Divided into six regions - South Central, Southeastern, Interior, Northern, Western, and Southwestern - entries cover such structures as aboriginal houses, Russian Orthodox churches, log roadhouses, false-front commercial buildings constructed during the gold rush, concrete Moderne public buildings of the 1930s, and high-rise office buildings erected during the oil boom of the 1970s and 1980s. Buildings of Alaska contains over 250 magnificent photographs, drawings, and maps, and will serve as an authoritative reference for scholars and students of architectural history, a compelling source of information for the general reader, and a splendid guidebook for the traveler.