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1 BERGER, THOMAS R. Village Journey: The Report Of The Alaska Native Review Commission.
Hill and Wang, New York: 1985. 0809096242 / 9780809096244 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Since his arrival in Alaska in 1983, Berger has traveled to sixty-two villages and towns, holding village meetings and listening to testimony from Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts. This is his report. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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2 BROWN, DALE; THE EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. Wild Alaska.
Time-Life Books, New York: 1972. The American Wilderness. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
One of a series of books containing sumptuous photography and detailed analysis of local wildlife and geography. The scenery of Alaska is so much grander that anything else of the kind in the world that, once beheld, all other scenery becomes flat and insipid. Index included. 
Price: 6.89 USD
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3 CAREY, RICHARD ADAMS. Raven's Childen.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1992. 0395486777 / 9780395486771 First Printing. A Richard Todd Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In this startlingly intimate book of reportage, Richard Adams Carey takes us to the furthest frontier of American society. He interweavews the story of Oscare Active and his family with the rich store of Yupik legfend, lore, and folkways that he has collected oer the years. The reader feels a mounting sense of loss over the transformation of this society, which long ago achieved a nearly perfect balance with its environment. 
Price: 9.31 USD
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4 CHANCE, NORMAN A. The Eskimo Of North Alaska.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York: 1966. 003057160X / 9780030571602 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.50 USD
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5 COHEN, STAN. Rails Across The Tundra: A Historical Album Of The Alaska Railroad.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 0933126433 / 9780933126435 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The most comprehensive photo history of the Alaska Railroad now in print wit 285 photos, maps, rolling stock drawings. 
Price: 12.07 USD
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6 COHEN, STAN. The Great Alaska Pipeline.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula: 2009. 0933126719 / 9780933126718 Eleventh Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The largest private construction project in the world-the trans Alaska pipeline stretches 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. The story of this masterpiece of human perseverance is told here in pictures. 277 photos. 
Price: 13.97 USD
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7 COHEN, STAN. Yukon River Steamboats.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 0933126190 / 9780933126190 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
No other river on the continent has had such a long and diverse history of steamboating. The author has gathered photos and drawings from archives in the U.S. and Canada into the most complete collection yet published, from the elegant boats of the 1890s to the complete restoration of the "Klondike" that is on display at Whitehorse. 155 photos, maps. 
Price: 11.35 USD
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8 EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS WITH TEXT BY WHEELER, KEITH. The Alaskans.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1977. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
Americans, even with a c entury of westward expansion under their belts, found it hard at first to comprehend the huge chunk of wilderness they bought from Russia in 1867. Alaska was twice the size of Texas, with 34,000 miles of coastline and unchartered rivers that emptied into three seas. Here is a highly illustrated account of the early days of Alaska's history as a possession of the United States. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.34 USD
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9 HERNDON, BOOTON. The Great Land.
Weybright and Talley, New York: 1971. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 13.78 USD
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10 HURYN, ALEXANDER & HOBBIE, JOHN. Land Of Extremes: A Natural History Of The Arctic North Slope Of Alaska.
University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This book is a comprehensive guide to the natural history of the North Slope, the only arctic tundra in the United States. The first section provides detailed information on climate, geology, landforms, and ecology. The second provides a guide to the identification and natural history of the common animals and plants and a primer on the human prehistory of the region from the Pleistocene through the mid-twentieth century. The appendix provides the framework for a tour of the natural history features along the Dalton Highway, a road connecting the crest of the Brooks Range with Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean, and includes mile markers where travelers may safely pull off to view geologic formations, plants, birds, mammals, and fish. Featuring hundreds of illustrations that support the clear, authoritative text, Land of Extremes reveals the arctic tundra as an ecosystem teeming with life. "Superbly illustrated with color photography throughout, Land of Extremes: A Natural History of the Arctic North Slope of Alaska is informed, informative, a seminal work of impressive scope and scholarship." David W. Norton, American Polar Society "The most successful source book that I know of for an introduction to the natural history of Alaska's northernmost terrestrial and aquatic regional systems. That is, its materials provide natural history students with a reference that abounds with insights into the workings of organisms in our challenging (and challenged) environments." -- Library Bookwatch "This comprehensive account and guide to the biology and natural history of Alaska's North Slope contains wonderful and authoritative detail of practically every animal and plant species, the geology, and the human history of a fascinating part of Earth. . . . I have been visiting and doing research on the North Slope for twenty-five years, yet I learned something new on almost every page." --Brian Barnes, Director, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks 
Price: 28.45 USD
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11 MCPHEE, JOHN. Coming Into The Country.
Bantam Books, New York: 1979. 0553120301 / 9780553120301 s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
"A remarkable voyage of spirit and mind into America's last great wilderness-Alaska." 
Price: 3.33 USD
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12 MCPHEE, JOHN. Coming Into The Country.
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, New York: 1978. 0374126453 / 9780374126452 Fourth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has slight water stains and tears. 
"A remarkable voyage of spirit and mind into America's last great wilderness-Alaska." 
Price: 13.78 USD
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13 MORGAN, LAEL (CHIEF EDITOR). Alaska's Native People: Alaska Geographic
The Alaska Geographic Society, Anchorage: 1979. 0882401041 / 9780882401041 Quarterly - Volume 6, No. 3. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Contains articles entitled The Coming of the White Man as well as on the Eskimos, the people of the Aleutian Chain and the Gulf Coast, and the Indians of the Southeast. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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14 NASKE, CLAUS M. & SLOTNICK, HERMAN E. Alaska: A History Of The 49th State.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . Third Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the one of greatest mystery and diversity. Geological forces have made its more than half-million square miles a region of breathtaking beauty and awesome contrasts. And, as Claus-M. Naska and Herman E. Slotnick show in this revised and updated edition of their book, the history and development of Alaska's peoples has matched the diversity of its landscapes and seascapes. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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15 NUTCHUK; HATCH, ALDEN. Son Of The Smoky Sea.
Julian Messner, Inc., New York: 1941. Sixth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. 
A memoir written for young people by a half-Eskimo, half-Norwegian writer. Illustrated with photographs of Alaska and woodcuts by the author. 
Price: 18.29 USD
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16 REARDEN, JIM. Jim Rearden's Alaska: Fifty Years Of Frontier Adventure.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 1575101211 / 9781575101217 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Jim Rearden, Alaska's most popular outdoor journalist, recounts his search throughout the Far North for interesting people, places and events. Did he ever find them? Rearden combines twenty previously published articles into a "best of collection", interspersed with fresh insights into a changing Alaska. He shares his favorite stories about: * Hilarious and hair raising episodes of early day bush pilots * A narrow escape from death on Mount McKinley * Hollywood's humorous an hapless attempt to make a "genuine" Alaska Film * A Swedish trapper who spent 57 years alone in the wilderness * Why the Wolverine has such a quirky reputation The secret recovery of a Japanese Zero fighter during WWII * Guarding Alaska's streams from salmon poachers. 25 photos. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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17 ROWELL, GALEN (PHOTOGRAPHS & TEXT SELECTION); MCPHEE, JOHN (TEXT). Alaska: Images Of The Country.
Promontory Press, New York: 1986. 0883940493 / 9780883940495 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Alaska has long epitomized the "last fantastic," frontier both to its residents and to people in the Lower Forty-eight - and never more so than in recent years, when the fate of its vast wild lands has been the focus of a national debate. But Alaska is more than a symbol; it is a land of many faces, displayed in this book through the visions of a gifted photographer and writer. 
Price: 20.38 USD
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18 SHIELDS, MARY; VAN VEENEN, NANCY (ILLUSTRATIONS). Sled Dog Trails.
Pyrola Publishinig, Fairbanks: 1993 0882402587 / 9780882402581 Tenth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. Inscribed by the author. 
Mary Shields has written a sensitive book - a book that captures all the beauty of Alaska. Sled Dog Trails is essentially her diary, taking her from a 20-year-old Camp Fire Girls counselor in a true sourdough. Mary went north in 1965 and fell in love with the greatness that is Alaska. She became one of the state's premier sled dog racers, and along the way came to epitomize that sense of spirit that may only be left in country on Alaska's Last Frontier. "Well written and authentic . . . an exciting adventure about which most people can only dream." - Joe Redington, Sr., The "father" of the Iditarod 
Price: 10.88 USD
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19 SIMPSON, SHERRY. Dominion Of Bears: Living With Wildlfe In Alaska.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: .2013 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Long ago we invited bears into our stories, our dreams, our nightmares, our lives. We have always sought them out where they live, for their hides, their meat, their beauty, their knowingness. Human country and bear country exist side by side. As Sherry Simpson suggests, the relationship between bears and humans is ancient and ongoing and, in Alaska, profoundly and often uncomfortably close. A huge number of North America's bears live in Alaska: including at least 31,000 brown bears, 100,000 black bears, and 3,500 polar bears. And nearly every aspect of Alaskan society reflects their presence, from hunting to tourism marketing to wildlife management to urban planning. A long-time Alaskan, Simpson offers a series of compelling essays on Alaskan bears in both wild and urban spaces—because in Alaska, bears are found not only in their natural habitat but also in cities and towns. Combining field research, interviews, and a host of up-to-date scientific sources, her finely polished prose conveys a wealth of information and insight on ursine biology, behavior, feeding, mating, social structure, and much more. Simpson crisscrosses the Alaskan landscape in pursuit of bears as she muses, marvels, and often stands in sheer awe before these charismatic creatures. Firmly grounded in the expertise of wildlife biologists, hunters, and viewing guides, she shows bears as they actually are, not as we imagine them to be. She considers not only the occasionally aggressive behavior bears need to survive, but also the violence exacted upon them by trophy hunters, advocates of predator control, or suburbanites who view bears as land sharks that threaten the safety of their families. Shifting effortlessly between fascinating facts and poetic imagery, Simpson crafts an extended meditation on why we are so drawn to bears and why they continue to engage our imaginations, populate indigenous mythologies, and help define our essential visions of wilderness. As Simpson observes, "The slightest evidence that bears share your world—or that you share theirs—can alter not only your sense of the landscape, but your sense of yourself within that landscape." "A rich and thoughtful natural history—and Simpson writes it well. Her book is essential reading and highly recommended for park managers, historians, conservationists, and students of Alaska's bears."—Terry D. DeBruyn, author of Walking with Bears: One Man's Relationship with Three Generations of Wild Bears "I thought I knew something about bears. But when I read Sherry Simpson's masterpiece, I realized I had a whole lot to learn. And I loved learning it. She writes so gracefully, intelligently, personally, brilliantly, and entertainingly that when I finished the book, I wanted more."—Richard Ellis, author of On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear "Simpson brings a talented writer's skill and a high level of competence to her insightful look at one of the earth's most fascinating creatures in one of the wildest places left on the planet."—Sterling Miller, past President of the International Association of Bear Research and Management "Humble, curious, observant, and incisive—and clearly passionate about her subject—Simpson is an ideal literary guide for readers who wish to explore and better understand Alaska's bears. The more I read her work, the more convinced I become that Simpson is not only Alaska's most accomplished essayist, but that she ranks among the best in the nation."—Bill Sherwonit, author of Living with Wildness: An Alaskan Odyssey "Accessible and insightful, Dominion of Bears is a mix of ecology, social science, history, travelogue, and science. Simpson has created a stunningly fresh look at the bears most people thought they knew."—Andrew E. Derocher, author of Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to their Biology and Behavior "Alaska's three bear species and the people who love, fear, and encounter them have found their truth-teller in Sherry Simpson. This journey into every corner of a last stronghold of bears and their meanings is a joy to take with such a clear-thinking and good-natured guide."—Nancy Lord, former Alaska Writer Laureate and author of Beluga Days and Early Warming "Next time I'm trying to interpret the behavior of a brown bear I'll have to think to myself—what would Sherry say if she were here? She understands, speaks from her heart, and does so with wonderful prose."—Derek Stonorov, author of Living in Harmony with Bears SHERRY SIMPSON, considered one of Alaska's most accomplished essayists, is the author of two previous books, The Way Winter Comes: Alaska Stories, winner of the Chinook Literary Prize, and The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska. She is an associate professor in the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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20 SMITH, MARY E.; BROWN, HOWARD V. (ILLUSTRATIONS). Eskimo Stories.
Rand McNally & Company, Chicago / New York: 1928. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
An introduction to the lives of Eskimos for children. The stories are intended to enrich their store of knowledge and to aid them in becoming intelligent readers. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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