The Alaska Almanac

Facts about Alaska

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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

Facts about Alaska

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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

facts about Alaska

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Author: Alaska Northwest Publishing

Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books

ISBN: 9780882402451

Category: Reference

Page: 213

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Facts about Alaska

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Author: Nancy Gates

Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books

ISBN: 9780882407449

Category: History

Page: 256

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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.

Alaska Politics & Government

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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

The Last Frontier

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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

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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

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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.

Portrait of the Alaska Railroad

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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.

Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man

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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's Prince William Sound

A Traveler's Guide

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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

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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.

Alaska Almanac

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Author: Edward Sanford Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alaska

Page: N.A

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Buildings of Alaska

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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.

New Serial Titles

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

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A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949.

Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen

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Author: August Petermann,Ernst Behm,Alexander Georg Supan,Paul Max Harry Langhans,Nikolaus Creutzburg,Hermann Haack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Vols. 54-57 include section "Kartographischer Monatsbericht von Hermann Haack" (title varies) v. 1-4, 1906-11.