On the Arctic Frontier: Ernest Leffingwell's Polar Explorations and Legacy #ad - His groundbreaking work still informs scientists and scholars. Eager to investigate rumors of land north of Alaska, Ernest deKoven Leffingwell and Ejnar Mikkelsen organized the 1906 Anglo American Polar Expedition. On the north slope of the brooks Range, observed birds, he pioneered research in ground ice permafrost, and collected wildlife specimens.
Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition A Merloyd Lawrence BookDa Capo Press #ad - Petersburg across siberia to the coast of North America, involved over 3, 000 people and cost Peter the Great over one-sixth of his empire's annual revenue. The story of the world's largest, and never before fully told the immense 18th-century scientific journey, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, longest, gruesomely tragic, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition, triumphantly successful, from St.
Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition A Merloyd Lawrence Book #ad - Until now recorded only in academic works, opened the pacific fur trade, and led to fame, shipwreck, artists, led by the legendary Danish captain Vitus Bering and including scientists, discovered Alaska, this 10-year venture, soldiers, and laborers, mariners, and "one of the most tragic and ghastly trials of suffering in the annals of maritime and arctic history.
An Alaskan AdventurePublication Consultants #ad - Currier's, an alaskan Adventure, is well worth reading more than once. The power of a few nuggets can change a person's direction in life. Currier's quest for gold from 1893 into the 1900s was an admirable pursuit. I have great admiration for the early gold prospectors like Frederick Currier since I have sunk a couple of shafts to bedrock with a windlass and know the effort and determination required.
As the descendant of early miners, a grandfather who prospected for gold in the Fairbanks area in 1908 and a father who mined from the 1920s through the early 1940s, my interest and fascination with Frederick Currier's manuscript was easily spiked. His account of prospecting ventures in 1898 on the Chena River near Fairbanks is spellbinding, especially in his use of a sternwheeler and his building of cabins as he prospected toward the headwaters.
The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner BoydDundurn #ad - Over the next three decades, she achieved international notoriety as a rugged and audacious polar explorer while maintaining her flamboyant lifestyle as a leading society woman. She fell under the spell of the north in the late 1920s after a sailing excursion to the Arctic Ocean. The first comprehensive biography of Louise Arner Boyd ― the intrepid American socialite who reinvented herself as the leading female polar explorer of the twentieth century.
Yet despite organizing, financing, and directing seven daring Arctic expeditions between 1926 and 1955, she is virtually unknown today. After inheriting a staggering family fortune, she began leading a double life. Born in the late 1880s to a gritty mining magnate who made his millions in the California gold rush and a well-bred mother descended from one of New York’s distinguished families, society beauty Louise Arner Boyd was raised during a glittering era.
Walter Harper, Alaska Native SonUniversity of Nebraska Press #ad - Today he stands equally as an exemplar of Athabascan manhood and healthy acculturation to Western lifeways whose life will resonate with today’s readers. Harper exemplified resilience during an era when rapid socioeconomic and cultural change was wreaking havoc in Alaska Native villages. 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. 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 Harper, Alaska Native Son #ad - . Born in 1893, walter harper was the youngest child of Jenny Albert and the legendary gold prospector Arthur Harper. 2018 alaskana award from the alaska Library Association 2018 Alaska Historical Society James H. Drucker alaska historian of the year awardwalter 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.
When walter was seventeen years old, Episcopal archdeacon Hudson Stuck hired the skilled and charismatic youth as his riverboat pilot and winter trail guide. His parents separated shortly after his birth, and his mother raised Walter in the Athabascan tradition, speaking her Koyukon-Athabascan language.
Baby's First Felony A Cecil Younger InvestigationSoho Crime #ad - He even likes most of the rough characters who seek his services. So when sherrie, asks him to track down some evidence to clear her of a domestic violence charge, a returning client, Cecil agrees. But when your only hope for justice lies in the hands of a group of criminals, things don’t always go according to plan.
Together, they devise a plan to free Blossom and restore order to Sitka. Maybe he’ll find something that will get her abusive boyfriend locked up for good. Cecil treks out to the shady apartment complex only to discover the “evidence” is a large pile of cash—fifty thousand dollars, to be exact. The reluctant, deeply unlucky investigator turns to an unlikely source for help: the misfit gang of clients he’s helped to defend over the years.
That is how cecil finds himself in violation of one of his own maxims: Nothing good comes of walking around with a lot of someone else’s money. In this case, blossom, “nothing good” turns out to be a deep freeze full of drug-stuffed fish, and a kidnapping—his teenage daughter, a murder witnessed at close range, is snatched as collateral for his cooperation.
Baby's First Felony A Cecil Younger Investigation #ad - Shamus award–winner john straley returns to his critically acclaimed Cecil Younger detective series, Alaska, set in Sitka, a land of perfect beauty and not-so-perfect locals. Criminal defense investigator Cecil Younger spends his days coaching would-be felons on how to avoid incriminating themselves.
Menadelook: An Inupiat Teacher's Photographs of Alaska Village Life, 1907-1932University of Washington Press #ad - Menadelook: An Inupiat Teacher's Photographs of Alaska Village Life, 1907-1932 #ad - Photographs of inupiat life in the early twentieth century are rare, and photographs taken by an indigenous person are nearly nonexistent. These photographs provide a unique view into the Inupiat world during the early twentieth century and give both a pictorial and Native perspective on Inupiat traditions and historical events.
Menadelook showcases nearly one hundred photographs taken by the Inupiat photographer Charles Menadelook that document life in Wales in the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia, in the early 1900s.
Abandoned: The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition 1881-1884University of Alaska Press #ad - Supplies ran out, the hunting failed, and men began to die of starvation. The ship sent to resupply them in the summer of 1882 was forced to turn back before reaching the station, and the men were left to endure short rations. The second relief ship, sent in 1883, was crushed in the ice. Launched as part of the united states participation in the first International Polar Year, the Greely Arctic Expedition sent twenty-five volunteers to Ellesmere Island off the northwest coast of Greenland.
The crew spend a third, wretched winter camped at Cape Sabine. At last, in the summer of 1884, the six survivors were brought home, but the excitement of their return soon turned into a national scandal-rumors of cannibalism during that dreadful, final winter were supported by grisly evidence. Abandoned is the gripping account of men battling for survival as they are pitted against the elements and each other.
Abandoned: The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition 1881-1884 #ad - Army's Signal Corps. The crew was commanded by Adolphus W. Used book in Good Condition. Greely, a lieutenant in the U. S. It is also the most complete and authentic account of the controversial Greely Expedition ever published, an exemplar of the best in chronicles of polar exploration.
Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest PassagePatrick Crean Editions #ad - Dead reckoning tells their stories, tattanoeuck, Ouligbuck, but the book also encompasses such forgotten heroes as Thanadelthur, Tookoolito and Ebierbing, Akaitcho, to name just a few. Dead reckoning challenges the conventional narrative, which emerged out of Victorian England and focused almost exclusively on Royal Navy officers.
Without the assistance of the inuit, Franklin’s recently discovered ships, Erebus and Terror, would still be lying undiscovered at the bottom of the polar sea. The book ranges from the sixteenth century to the present day, looks at climate change and the politics of the Northwest Passage, and recognizes the cultural diversity of a centuries-old quest.
Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage #ad - With this book—his most ambitious yet—Ken McGoogan delivers a vivid, comprehensive recasting of Arctic-exploration history. Used book in Good Condition. Orthodox history celebrates such naval figures as John Franklin, Edward Parry and James Clark Ross. By integrating non-british and fur-trade explorers and, Canada’s indigenous peoples, above all, this work brings the story of Arctic discovery into the twenty-first century.
. For international readers, it sets out a new story of Arctic discovery. For canadians, it brings that story home. Informed by the author’s own voyages and researches in the Arctic, Dead Reckoning is a colourful, and illustrated throughout, multi-dimensional saga that demolishes myths, exposes pretenders and celebrates unsung heroes.
The Heart of the World: the life and death of a glacier pilotNed Rozell #ad - He was hosting a conference there. Now, those times he needed to look down. The mileage of his glacier flights equalled a few trips around the world. But may was a bit much, even for one of the world's most capable experts in the emerging field of climate studies. Nothing rattled Keith Echelmeyer. He hugged me every time he saw me after he became sick.
Is my hand on the stick? One day amid the madness, he flew his Piper over blue-white icefields. Reporters all over the world picked up the story of Alaska's glaciers adding as much to the sea as Antarctica's and twice as much as Greenland's. Crawl out from a plane crash with a broken leg, head to Greenland in a cast the next week.
The Heart of the World: the life and death of a glacier pilot #ad - He needed to finish his Science paper, and so much more. In that precious time he had left, Echelmeyer pulled on his climbing helmet and leaned on ski poles to check the mail. Clear and calm, his best day of flying ever. And he handled the transition as well as anyone ever will. No longer would he fly over glaciers, comparing their heights year after year to unravel one of the first compelling stories of change.
Used book in Good Condition. With help from friends, he hiked on two-week backpacking trips in the Brooks Range, until his legs no longer worked.
The Klondike StampedeIndependently published #ad - He passed away in 1950 While there he interviewed men and women who hoped to make their fortune, observed the community that had seemingly sprung up overnight and records in detail how the prospectors searched for gold. Tappan adney, a young writer and photographer who worked for Harper’s Weekly, set out on a journey to uncover and record what it was like in the Klondike stampede.
Adney explains in vivid detail the treacherous route that these gold-hunters were forced to make in order to make it to the Yukon. Gold was discovered in the Klondike in August 16, 1896. Of hundreds of gold rush accounts, his stands out as one of the best” The British Columbian Quarterly Tappan Adney was an artist, writer and photographer.
The Klondike Stampede #ad - The white and chilkoot Passes were fatal for many who attempted to get through them with poor equipment. He stayed in dawson, where the gold rush was centered, from October 2nd through to September 16th the following year. This book is a fascinating portrayal of adventurers and prospectors who descended on the Yukon during this extraordinary event in the late nineteenth century.
Used book in Good Condition. When news of the discovery arrived in Seattle and San Francisco the following year it triggered one of the largest gold rushes in the history of North America. He recorded the klondike gold Rush in his book The Klondike Stampede which was first published in 1900