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1 Akasofu, Syun-Ichi & S.I. Akasofu Aurora Borealis The Amazing Northern Lights
Anchorage Alaska Geographic Society 1979 0882401246 / 9780882401249 Softcover Good+ 
Wear on edges and small stains on covers. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Dr. S. I. Akasofu of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, a leading expert on the aurora, explains in clearly understandable terms what causes the aurora, how it works and how and why scientists are studying it today. A treat for both trained and untrained observers...presents an overview of the thought and discovery provoked by the awesome spectacle from biblical times to the present. Akasofu communicates the excitement of his research and explains many mysteries that have been solved about what causes the aurora, how it works and what secrets it still holds for scientist today. -- Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaska; Alaska Geographic, Vol. 6, No. 2; 10.80 X 8.40 X 0.20 inches; 95 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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2 Aldridge, James The Hunter
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1951 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Wear and on edges and corners of dust jacket, refurbished. Text is unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. James Aldridge sets his novel The Hunter (1950) on the north shore of Lake Huron, and focuses on the experiences of an aging woodsman to develop a sensitive portrayal of the conflict between natural ecology and human needs. 9582955 Want to Read saving…saving…saving…Rate this bookJames Aldridge sets his novel The Hunter (1950) on the north shore of Lake Huron, and focuses on the experiences of an aging woodsman to develop a sensitive portrayal of the conflict between natural ecology and human needs. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages 
Price: 14.82 USD
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3 Balzar, John Yukon Alone The World's Toughest Adventure Race
New York Henry Holt and Co. 2000 0805059490 / 9780805059496 Hardcover Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Library sticker on outside cover. Unmarked inside book. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with slight wear. Twelve dogs, a sled, and your wits versus 1,023 miles of danger, snow, ice, and wilderness. The Yukon Quest is possibly the toughest race on earth. Held earlier, farther inland, and at a more northerly latitude than its famous cousin, the Iditarod, mushers on the Yukon Quest routinely experience temperatures dropping to 40 below zero, with 50 below not uncommon. Winning isn't everything; just finishing is an achievement in itself. John Balzar tells the story of the Quest, the dogs, and the mushers in Yukon Alone. Balzar, a roving correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, volunteered to act as the press liaison for the 1998 Yukon Quest. As such, he traveled the length of the trail, sharing cabin floors with resting mushers, shivering as temperatures dropped to 50 below, and becoming somewhat delirious from sleep deprivation. Balzar does an excellent job of capturing the frozen feel of the race: The visibility worsens and now Bruce cannot see his leaders in the swirling merger of snowpack and wind. He searches anxiously for a glimpse of a wooden stake that will tell him that his dogs have not wandered off the trail, perhaps to the edge of a cliff. Bruce is not conscious of time or of distance, but only of the wind in his face. The dogs appear to be moving forward, but there is no way to measure progress. He also paints warm portraits of the mushers--men and women like Mike King, a 37-year-old biker with a Harley-Davidson patch on his sled bag and a tattoo of the Quest trail covering one third of his back; William Kleedehn, who finished seventh in the 1998 race despite his prosthetic leg; Aliy Zirkle, a rookie musher who recovered from losing a dog to finish the race. ; Ex-Library; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 320 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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4 Bodett, Tom As Far As You Can Go Without A Passport The View From The End Of The Road
Reding, Massachusetts Addison-Wesley 1986 0201106736 / 9780201106732 Eighth Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Tom Bodett, humorist, radio star, and pitchman for Motel 6, lives and writes in Homer, Alaska, the little town in the blue Northwest where America stops, carwise. "If you got into your car in New York, " he said, "and wanted to take a nice long drive, I mean the longest drive you could without turning around or running into a foreign language, this is where you'd wind up." It's a place of moose and salmon and spectacular sunsets, but, Bodet insists, it's also small-town America, a place not all that different from the Michigan town of his youth. That's why he's made it his everyday, for the rigors of the outdoor life and the mundane joys of the family circle. "As Far As You Can Go Without a Passport, " Bodett's first collection of casual essays, contains pieces on eveything from trapping, tree cutting, and halilbut fishing, to soap operas, lost socks, and sleeping in. It's guaranteed to please both the renegate and the homebody in every reader. ; 8.20 X 5.30 X 0.50 inches; 160 pages 
Price: 7.36 USD
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5 Bower, B. M. CABIN FEVER.
Philadelphia Blakiston Company 1945 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Fading of spine area, no bumping and mild wear. Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. A two year old baby boy transforms life for two hard bitten, wilderness bound gold miners. ; 7.50 X 5.10 X 1.10 inches; 291 pages 
Price: 6.95 USD
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6 Brondsted, Johannes & Kalle Skov The Vikings
Australia Penguin Books 1960 0140204598 / 9780140204599 Paperback Fair 
Unmarked internally, however first few cover pages contain extensive notes. Corners shows some wear. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Pelican Books; 7 X 4.40 X 0.90 inches; 352 pages 
Price: 3.96 USD
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7 Chevigny, Hector Lord of Alaska The Story of Baranov and the Russian Adventure
Portland, Oregon Binfords & Mort 1971 Second Edition; Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Unmarked. Very mild wear on some edges of dust jacket. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast.This is a surprisingly fast-paced, exciting book on the Russian period in Alaska. The book is set mostly from 1790-1823, the time in which Baranov was in charge of the Russian trading/settlements in Alaska, with an information-packed forward that is a good introduction to the story and characters.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages 
Price: 25.93 USD
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8 Chorlton, Windsor Ice Ages
Alexandria, Virgina Time-Life Books 1983 0809443287 / 9780809443284 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Published without Dust Jacket. ; Planet Earth; Color Illustrations; 11 X 9 X 0.70 inches; 176 pages 
Price: 9.37 USD
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9 Clark, Henry W. Alaska the Last Frontier
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Wear on bottom edges from shelving and some bumping of top and bottom spine edges. Unmarked. Fold out map. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Here is the story of Alaska from its discovery & the early sttlers down to the ill-fated 1934 Matanuska Valley experiment - told by a man who was born there; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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10 Curwood, James Oliver & Walt Lounderback The Alaskan
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1923 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Louderback, Walt 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 326 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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11 Cusman, Joseph, A. The Coast of Northeast Greenland--Plates Only.
Washington 25 D. C. Smithsonian Institution 1848 Hardcover Very Good 
Folio of several plates, no text. Corners of folio show wear. ; 8 plates, in like new condition. ; Smithsonian Misc. Collections; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Edited By Dagmar Freuchen Peter Freuchen's Famous Book Of The Eskimos
Greenwich, Connecticut Fawcett Crest Books 1961 0449030822 / 9780449030820 Paperback Fair 
Wear on top and bottom of spine and mild creasing of spine. Previous owner's name on inside cover pages. ; Book Description; Spine has signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with some use wear. An amazing anthropological excursion to the Arctic that portrays what was on the minds of the (mostly male) Eskimos in the early part of the 20th century and how they lived their lives. His descriptions of their gustatory sophistication was disgusting (which I think he rather enjoyed knowing would be the response of a comfortable white woman) , but most of his descriptions of ceremony, the harshness of daily life, the humor and revenge tactics, the genius, myths and dreams, the dogs, the ice, and, for me, how an old woman can leave the planet with some grace (she froze to death) , have comforted me for many years. ; Mass Market PB; B&W Photographs; 7.10 X 4.20 X 0.80 inches; 319 pages 
Price: 3.96 USD
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13 edited by Seon Manley and Gogo Lewis Polar Secrets a treasury of the Arctic and Antarctic 1968 hardback
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1968 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
A doubleday reinforced Library edition. Some rubbing on dust jacket and wear on edges of dust jacket. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with few nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with slight wear on book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 355 pages 
Price: 12.14 USD
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14 Ehrlich, Gretel This Cold Heaven Seven Seasons in Greenland
New York Pantheon 2001 0679442006 / 9780679442004 Stated First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. For the last decade, Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the men and women who long for and love the complex frailties and treacherous beauty of a world defined by ice. Greenland, the world's largest island, 840,000 square miles in extent, is covered by the largest continental ice sheet in the world. Only the rocky fringe of its coast is habitable. There, the Inuit, the Arctic's first explorers, have survived and thrived in the harshest of climates. For the Inuit, an ice-age, ice-adapted people who first traveled from Siberia across the polar North six thousand years ago, weather is consciousness. In a world composed of ice and darkness, water and light, where skins of dog, seal, bear, even hare and eider duck, are sewn into clothes, tents, and sleeping bags as protection, where transport is by dogsled and kayak, the only rein for the uncontrollable force of weather is an unbending self-discipline. The blend of physical endurance and psychological perseverance required for daily existence first drew Ehrlich to this terrain. Her guide, her inspiration, her companion in spirit was the great Danish-Inuit explorer and ethnographer Knud Rasmussen. Between 1902 and his death in 1933 he launched seven expeditions: to record the unknown history and customs of the nomadic Eskimos; to chronicle the skills, beliefs, and crafts that made life in this climate possible and a matter of grace. For Rasmussen, "all true wisdom is only to be found far from the dwellings of man, in great solitudes." As she followed his trail, Ehrlich was to find the things that can open the mind to what is hidden from others. This Cold Heaven is at once a distillation of her many journeys, a path into a world divided into darkness and light and, finally, an attempt to capture the clarity that blinds us with surprise. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 400 pages 
Price: 9.94 USD
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15 Eide, Harald The Alaska Adventures of a Norwegian Cheechako A Greenhorn with a Gold Pan
Anchorage, Alaska Alaska Northwest Books 1987 0882400630 / 9780882400631 Softcover Good+ 
Previous owner's stamp on inside front cover pages. Mild rubbing of covers from shleving. Well bound. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; 8.10 X 5.20 X 0.40 inches; 128 pages 
Price: 14.72 USD
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16 ELLSBERG, EDWARD, Commander. Hell on ice. The saga of the "Jeanette."
New York Dodd, Mead 1938 First Edition (?) Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Unmarked, except for previous owner's signature on inside cover and on title page. Mild wear and or bumping of some corners and mild staining of covers. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Published without Dust Jacket. ; 9 X 7 X 2 inches; 421 pages 
Price: 9.50 USD
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17 Fejes, Claire People Of The Noatak * Personal Narrative In Text And Drawing .
New York Knopf 1966 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Previous owner's name and stamps on inside cover page; refurbished rent in back cover. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with few nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with slight wear to book. The author/artist was able to depict the ancient Eskimo culture with the written word just as skillfully, and beautifully, as the pictures she sketched, and painted of the Eskimos. She had such passion for her art; resulting in adventure's up the Noatak River, Alaska, to record these ancient cultures before they were gone forever. To quote Claire Fejes, "I had not viewed Sheskalik as an anthropologist or scientist but as a woman and an artist." She had to gain the trust of these very remote, primitive people, that were not immediately trusting even if she was a kind 'white woman'; still an intruder. She became part of the Eskimo family/community over the ten years journaled in this book. Love and relationships grew out of enduring adverse living conditions together, by taking potentially deadly boat rides up the Noatak River, to experience the real Eskimo life. Claire Fejes said she wanted to paint the Eskimos to show the spirit of love in man. I think she accomplished that. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.80 X 6 X 1.60 inches; 368 pages 
Price: 23.61 USD
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18 Forbes, Alexander Northernmost Labrador, mapped from the air,
New York American geographical society 1938 First Edition (?) Hardcover Very Good- 
Minor shelf bumping and wear. Text is unmarked. Includes folded maps in separate folio. Previous owner's embossed name on cover page. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; American Geographical Society. Special publication no. 22; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 255 pages 
Price: 31.52 USD
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19 Gould, Laurence M. The Polar Regions in Their Relation to Human Affairs
New York American Geographical Society 1958 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Some localbumping on leading edge and corners; otherwise near verygood condition. Unmarked, except for previous owner's name embossed on front page covers. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Published without Dust Jacket. Fold out map in back is in nearly new condition. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 54 pages 
Price: 10.23 USD
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20 Greiner, James The red snow
New York St. Martin's Press 1980 0312667175 / 9780312667177 First Edition (?) Softcover Very Good+ 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; 8 X 5.40 X 0.70 inches; 227 pages 
Price: 4.22 USD
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