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A Republic of rivers : three centuries of nature writing from Alaska and the Yukon  Cover Image Book Book

A Republic of rivers : three centuries of nature writing from Alaska and the Yukon / edited by John A. Murray.

Murray, John A., 1954- (Added Author).

Summary:

This selection of Arctic-American literature covers both Alaska and the Yukon and includes writings by literary figures, missionaries, explorers, climbers, miners, scientists, backpackers, fishermen and native people, with a common theme of 'wild nature'. Selections date from 1741 to 1989.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0195061020
  • ISBN: 9780195061024
  • ISBN: 0195076052
  • ISBN: 9780195076059
  • Physical Description: xv, 325 pages 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The sea cow / Georg Wilhelm Steller -- The Bering Straits / James Cook -- Observations on Unalashka / Carl Heinrich Merck -- Prince William Sound / George Vancouver -- Arrival at the Arctic Coast / Alexander Mackenzie -- St. Lawrence Island / Otto Von Kotzebue -- The Bering Straits / Adelbert Von Chamisso -- The Pribilof Islands / Frederick Litke -- Notes on the Copper River / Ferdinand Petrovich Wrangell -- Notes on the islands of the Unalashka District / Ivan Venianimov -- Nulato : a settlement on the Yukon / L.A. Zagoskin -- Letter to Sir John Richardson / Alexander Hunter Murray -- The rapids of the Yukon / William Henry Dall -- The Pribilof Islands / Elizabeth Beaman -- The Alexander Archipelago / John Muir -- On crossing the Alaska Range / Henry T. Allen -- The Grand Canon of the Yukon / Frederick Schwatka.
The Gustavus Peninsula / John Burroughs -- The dominant primordial beast / Jack London -- Gold prospectors of the Susitna Valley / Robert Dunn -- Taku Inlet / Ella Higginson -- On the sheep ranges / Charles Sheldon -- The barren grounds grizzly bear / Vilhjalmur Stefansson -- Koyukon riddles / Julius Jetté -- The ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley) / Hudson Stuck -- The Kuskokwim River / May Wynne Lamb -- Eskimo poems / Knud Rasmussen -- The north fork of the Koyukuk / Robert Marshall -- The wolves of Mount McKinley / Adolph Murie -- Other days / John Haines -- The old crow / Margaret Murie -- Glacier Bay journal / Dave Bohn -- Sheenjek / Kenneth Brower -- One man's wilderness / Richard Proenneke -- The Alaskan journal / Thomas Merton.
On building a raft / David J. Cooper -- Here I am yet! / Johnny Taku Jack -- Lake dwarves and giant rat / Anna Nelson Harry -- An expedition to the Pole / Annie Dillard -- The subsistence cycle / Richard Nelson -- Gather at the river / Edward Abbey -- Yukon-Charley : the shape of the wilderness / Barry Lopez -- Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska : a suite / John Morgan -- This tangled brilliance / David Rains Wallace -- Haida hunters and legend of the two fin killer whale / George Hamilton -- Two great polar bear hunters / Aloysius Pikonganna -- The Cormorant hunters / Frank Ellana -- Ragged ear of Sable Pass / John A. Murray.
Subject: Natural history > Alaska.
Natural history > Yukon.
Sciences naturelles > Alaska.
Sciences naturelles > Yukon.
Natural history.
Sciences naturelles - Alaska.
Sciences naturelles - Yukon.
Alaska.
Yukon.

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Homer Public Library AK 508.798 MUR (Text) 000127411 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Available -


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