Alaska's Brooks Range

The Ultimate Mountains

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Author: John Kauffmann

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898863475

Category: History

Page: 192

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Describes the natural history of the Brooks Range, discussing its geography and wildlife, the impact of humans, and more

Summit

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountaineering

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Our Perfect Wild

Ray & Barbara Bane's Journeys and the Fate of Far North

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Author: Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan,Ray Bane

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602232784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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As teachers in Barrow and Wainwright in the early 1960s, Ray and Barbara lived and embraced the lifestyle of their Inupiat Eskimo and later Koyukon friends and neighbors. They saw how closely their lifestyles were intertwined with the land--and how critical wilderness was to preserving the ancient wisdom of that way of life. A 1,200 mile dog team trip from Hughes to Barrow in 1974 helped them decide on a career move that would change their lives. Casting their lot with the National Park Service, the Banes worked to preserve wilderness in a state long known for its appetite to develop natural resources. So when President Carter designated 56 million acres of Alaska as National Monuments, Carter was burned in effigy in Fairbanks--and Ray's airplane was vandalized, a potentially lethal act. Undaunted, the Banes continued to work tirelessly to bring people the truth behind the anti-government rhetoric. Later they challenged the National Park Service itself as they sought to hold the NPS accountable to the ideals of the Organic Act of 1916. The Banes are founding members of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, an advocacy group that is still active today. Our Perfect Wild: Ray and Barbara Bane's Journeys and the Fate of the North details the extraordinary lives of a couple who embodied conservation efforts in Alaska during the volatile days when lands were being set aside as national parks, preserves, and wilderness areas. Theirs is a tale of adventure and hardship, but, even more, theirs is a love story between a couple and the land--and its people on the cusp of irrevocable cultural change.

Arctic Wings

Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Author: Stephen Charles Brown

Publisher: Braided River

ISBN: 9780898869750

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Two hundred color images celebrating the birds that journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge each year are accompanied by essays by noted biologists and conservationists.

The Brooks Range

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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Alaska Geographic is an award-winning series that presents the people, places, and wonders of Alaska to the world. Over the past 30 years, Alaska Geographic has earned its reputation as the publication for those who love Alaska. The series boasts more than 100 books to date, featuring communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, animals from bears to dinosaurs, history from the Russian explorers to today, and natural phenomena from the aurora to glaciers. Written by leading experts in their fields, these books are illustrated throughout with world-class photography and include colorful maps for reference.

The Unofficial Guide to Adventure Travel in Alaska

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Author: Melissa DeVaughn

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780764579707

Category: Travel

Page: 500

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Travel to Alaska is soaring; Alaska's 15 national parks set a record for visits in 2004, with just under 2.3 million Tourism in Alaska overall was up an estimated 11 percent in 2004 Alaskan cruises are increasingly popular; in 2004, there were 876,000 passengers from May to September Unlike traditional guides, this book focuses on outdoor adventures for the general traveler who wants to explore and perhaps even venture off the beaten path The book is organized not by destination but by interests (driving tours, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping, etc.)

Explorers Journal

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Author: Ernest Ingersoll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Explorers

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General Technical Report INT.

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Author: Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station,Intermountain Research Station

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

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Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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In die Wildnis

Allein nach Alaska

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Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492957773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8177

Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

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Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.