In Pursuit of Alaska

This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs ...

Author: Jean Morgan Meaux

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295804729

Category: History

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This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs official in Sitka. It closes with accounts of the gold rush and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jean Meaux has gathered a superb collection of articles and stories that captivated American readers when they were first published and that will continue to entertain us today. The authors range from Charles Hallock (the founder of Forest and Stream, a precursor of Field and Stream) to New York society woman Mary Hitchcock, who traveled with china, silver, and a 2,800 square foot tent. After explorer Henry Allen wore out his boots, he marched barefoot as he continued mapping the Tanana River, and Episcopal Archdeacon Hudson Stuck mushed by dog sled in Arctic winters across a territory encompassing 250,000 miles of the northern interior. Although the United States acquired Alaska in 1867, it took more than a decade for American writers and explorers to focus attention on a territory so removed from their ordinary lives. These writers-adventurers, tourists, and gold seekers-would help define the nation's perception of Alaska and would contribute to an image of the state that persists today. This collection unearths early writings that offer a broad view of American encounters with Alaska accompanied by Meaux's lively and concise introductions. The present-day adventurer will find much to inspire exploration, while students of the American West can gain new access to this valuable trove of pre-Gold Rush Alaska archives. For more information go to: http://www.inpursuitofalaska.com

Alaskan Mountain Pursuit

Danger in the Alaskan wilderness Tailspin by Elizabeth Goddard Nothing can stop Sylvie Masters from scuba diving to find her mother’s downed plane—except possibly the hit man determined to keep the truth buried.

Author: Elizabeth Goddard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780369704221

Category: Fiction

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Danger in the Alaskan wilderness Tailspin by Elizabeth Goddard Nothing can stop Sylvie Masters from scuba diving to find her mother’s downed plane—except possibly the hit man determined to keep the truth buried. When bush pilot Will Pierson comes to her rescue, she knows she can still reach her goal, but she needs his help. Will wants answers, too, especially since his mother was the missing plane’s pilot. But Sylvie is shrouded in secrets—secrets that someone will kill for. Mountain Refuge by Sarah Varland When someone tries to grab mountain runner Summer Dawson on a secluded path, she escapes—but soon discovers she’s a serial killer’s latest target. Clay Hitchcock thought he was done with law enforcement, but after finding Summer running for her life, he’s back in cop mode. Now if they want to stay alive, Clay and Summer must work together to bring down the killer lurking in the wilderness.

Alaska

“The Permanent Fund Dividend,” Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Web site, www.apfc.org/home/Content/alaska/dividentPrgrm.cfm (accessed May 26, 2009). 17. ... Paul Brooks, The Pursuit of Wilderness (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971), 64. 4.

Author: Claus M. Naske

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186139

Category: History

Page: 520

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The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the state of greatest mystery and diversity. And, as Claus-M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick show in this comprehensive survey, the history of Alaska’s peoples and the development of its economy have matched the diversity of its land- and seascapes. Alaska: A History begins by examining the region’s geography and the Native peoples who inhabited it for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived. The Russians claimed northern North America by right of discovery in 1741. During their occupation of “Russian America” the region was little more than an outpost for fur hunters and traders. When the czar sold the territory to the United States in 1867, nobody knew what to do with “Seward’s Folly.” Mainland America paid little attention to the new acquisition until a rush of gold seekers flooded into the Yukon Territory. In 1906 Congress granted Alaska Territory a voteless delegate and in 1912 gave it a territorial legislature. Not until 1959, however, was Alaska’s long-sought goal of statehood realized. During World War II, Alaska’s place along the great circle route from the United States to Asia firmly established its military importance, which was underscored during the Cold War. The developing military garrison brought federal money and many new residents. Then the discovery of huge oil and natural-gas deposits gave a measure of economic security to the state. Alaska: A History provides a full chronological survey of the region’s and state’s history, including the precedent-setting Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, which compensated Native Americans for their losses; the effect of the oil industry and the trans-Alaska pipeline on the economy; the Exxon Valdez oil spill; and Alaska politics through the early 2000s.

Alaska

... made by the absentee investors in pursuit of their own objectives . Alaska is no more economically self - sufficient today than it was in the Russian period ; outside support is still necessary to sustain settlement in the region .

Author: Stephen W. Haycox

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 1850656770

Category: Alaska

Page: 372

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Covers the cultural, political, economic, and environmental history of Alaska, with an overview of the regions geography and the anthropology of Alaskas Native peoples.

On Call in the Arctic

On Call in the Arctic reveals the thrills and the terrors of frontier medicine, where Dr. Sims must rely upon his instincts, improvise, and persevere against all odds in order to help his patients on the icy shores of the Bering Sea.

Author: Thomas J Sims

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681778513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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An extraordinary memoir recounting the adventures of a young doctor stationed in the Alaskan bush. The fish-out-of-water stories of Northern Exposure and Doc Martin meet the rough-and-rugged setting of The Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People in Thomas J. Sims’s On Call in the Arctic, where the author relates his incredible experience saving lives in one of the most remote outposts in North America. Imagine a young doctor, trained in the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, suddenly transported back to one of the world’s most isolated and unforgiving environments—Nome, Alaska. Dr. Sims’ plans to become a pediatric surgeon drastically changed when, on the eve of being drafted into the Army to serve as a M.A.S.H. surgeon in Vietnam, he was offered a commission in the U.S. Public Health for assignment in Anchorage, Alaska. In Anchorage, Dr. Sims was scheduled to act as Chief of Pediatrics at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Life changed, along with his military orders, when he learned he was being transferred from Anchorage to work as the only physician in Nome. There, he would have the awesome responsibility of rendering medical care under archaic conditions to the population of this frontier town plus thirteen Eskimo villages in the surrounding Norton Sound area. And he would do it alone with little help and support. All the while, he was pegged as both an “outsider” and an employee of the much-derided federal government. In order to do his job, Dr. Sims had to overcome racism, cultural prejudices, and hostility from those who would like to see him sent packing. On Call in the Arctic reveals the thrills and the terrors of frontier medicine, where Dr. Sims must rely upon his instincts, improvise, and persevere against all odds in order to help his patients on the icy shores of the Bering Sea.

Alaskan Christmas Escape

All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order: Book 1: Rogue Christmas Operation Book 2: Alaskan Christmas Escape Book 3: Disavowed in Wyoming Book 4: An Operative's Last Stand

Author: Juno Rushdan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780369709417

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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With a death squad in pursuit… A fugitive needs the help of a wounded warrior. An elite CIA kill squad has located hacker Zenobia Hanley’s Alaska wilderness hideout. With commandos hot on Zee’s heels, she’s saved from capture by her neighbor John Lowry. Zee has kept her yearning for the SEAL, who has a disability, in check to shield him. But, despite her secrets, John’s determined to protect Zee regardless of the risks. Because there’s more at stake this Christmas than just their lives. From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served. Discover more action-packed stories in the Fugitive Heroes: Topaz Unit series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order: Book 1: Rogue Christmas Operation Book 2: Alaskan Christmas Escape Book 3: Disavowed in Wyoming Book 4: An Operative's Last Stand

50 Hikes in Alaska s Chugach State Park

They held on for a time ; when the Russians came to Alaska in the eighteenth century , primarily in pursuit of sea otter pelts , they bypassed Cook Inlet in favor of Kodiak Island and Sitka . Even after President Andrew Johnson's ...

Author: Shane Shepherd

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898867657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

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* The first hiking guidebook devoted to Alaska's Chugach State Park* Includes great hikes for families as well as serious backpackers* Both authors are avid Alaska hikers and know these trails intimately Attracting over a million visitors each year, Alaska's Chugach State Park spans a half-million acres and eight distinct environments - all within easy reach of Anchorage. This is the most comprehensive trail guidebook to the region.50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park includes nearly all the hikeable trails and peaks in the park, from popular Flattop Mountain to rarely seen valleys. With a mix of hikes for all ages and abilities, you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for, whether it's a two-mile week-night stroll or a multiday backpacking trip or scramble.For each hike you'll get detailed driving directions to the trailhead; complete information on elevation, hiking time, difficulty, distance, and terrain; and helpful maps and photos. Rounding out theguidebook is information on flora and fauna, history, and geology of Chugach State Park.

Gulf of Mexico and Offshore Alaska Outer Continental Shelf OCS Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program 1997 2002 for 16 Lease Sales on Five year Leasing Program

In the Alaskan / Pacific area the sooty , short - tailed , and pink - footed shearwaters are by far the most common . ... Most striking in this group is their ability to fly underwater in pursuit of prey by using their short , narrow ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030622484

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Alaska Native Subsistence and Fishing Rights

Actions taken by government agencies or tribes in pursuit of their own goals can affect the numbers in pursuit of their own goals can affect the numbers and well - being of fish and wildlife throughout their range .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs (1993- )

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754073709846

Category: Fishery management

Page: 216

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The Human Face of the Alaska Gold Rush

With the miner and several more in pursuit, French Joe left the saloon by a back door. The chase continued down the street until Joe tossed the poke aside and made his escape. The crowd in pursuit let Joe fly and fell upon the poke, ...

Author: Steve Levi

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 9781637470084

Category: History

Page: 270

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It is the land of the Alaska Gold Rush, where nuggets were said to be the size of goose eggs, where men froze to death in search of the elusive yellow metal, and dancehall girls lured overnight millionaire sourdoughs into marriage. Honky-tonk pianos punctuated the howl of the north wind in towns that were half-tent and half-ramshackle collections of driftwood, whalebone, and packing cases. It was a time of whiskey and gold and long, lonely trails behind a dogsled. It was, in a word, ALASKA. In cities, rugged men and women walked on planks set across streets so deep with spring mud horses could be swallowed. On the tundra, life was a living hell with mosquitoes, gnats, white socks, and biting flies descending in clouds on warm-blooded creatures. On the flip side of the season, temperature could drop to 50 or 60 degrees below zero, cold enough to freeze a can of oil so solid it could be cut in half with a saw. With wind blasting at 100 miles an hour, the chill factor could go down to 100 degrees below zero, cold enough to freeze a person to death in a matter of minutes if he could not find proper shelter. In whiteout conditions, visibility could diminish to a foot in a matter of minutes. It was, in a word, ALASKA.