Still Points North

Still Points North

Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and ...

Author: Leigh Newman

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780679603559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and flying in a single-prop plane. But her life split in two when her parents unexpectedly divorced, requiring her to spend summers on the tundra with her “Great Alaskan” father and the school year in Baltimore with her more urbane mother. Navigating the fraught terrain of her family’s unraveling, Newman did what any outdoorsman would do: She adapted. With her father she fished remote rivers, hunted caribou, and packed her own shotgun shells. With her mother she memorized the names of antique furniture, composed proper bread-and-butter notes, and studied Latin poetry at a private girl’s school. Charting her way through these two very different worlds, Newman learned to never get attached to people or places, and to leave others before they left her. As an adult, she explored the most distant reaches of the globe as a travel writer, yet had difficulty navigating the far more foreign landscape of love and marriage. In vivid, astonishing prose, Newman reveals how a child torn between two homes becomes a woman who both fears and idealizes connection, how a need for independence can morph into isolation, and how even the most guarded heart can still long for understanding. Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and blizzards, but with other people. Praise for Still Points North “Newman has crafted a vivid exploration of a broken family. . . . Her pain will resonate strongly with readers, and she vividly brings both Alaska and Maryland to life. . . . A natural for book clubs.”—Booklist “Newman’s adult search for her own true home is riveting, as are her worldwide adventures; it’s a joy to be in on the ride.”—Reader’s Digest “What really sets this fearless memoir apart is the heartfelt, riotously funning writing, which will have you reading passages aloud, and rooting for Newman all the way.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Newman writes so lucidly about bewilderment, so honestly about self-deception, so courageously about fear, so compassionately about insensitivity, so hilariously about suffering and loss. Still Points North is a remarkable book: a travel memoir of the mapless, dangerous seas and territories between childhood and adulthood.”—Karen Russell, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Swamplandia! “A wise, refreshing and enjoyable read.”—New York Daily News “[Newman is] at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game.”—Entertainment Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alaska

Alaska

MILEAGE — Chief Highway Points from FAIRBANKS toMILEAGE — Chief
Highway Points from ANCHORAGE to— Via Palmer Highway : Palmer # Wasilla
Willow • Knik • Goose Bay Points North : College Fox ( Jct . Steese and Elliott
Hwy . ) ...

Author: United States. Territories Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123790128

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Page: 65

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Regional Planning Part VII Alaska its Resources and Development December 1937

Regional Planning  Part VII  Alaska  its Resources and Development  December 1937

Imports From Alaska Table 7 shows imports to the United States from Alaska for
the calendar year 1936. This shows a total ... The Alaska Steamship Co. is the
only carrier which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle
.

Author: United States. National Resources Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025054626

Category: Alaska

Page: 213

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Categories: Alaska

Alaska its Resources and Development

Alaska  its Resources and Development

T ! BI Er Po Is Imports From Alaska Table 7 shows imports to the United States
from Alaska for the calendar year 1936. ... The Alaska Steamship Co. is the only
carrier which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle .

Author: United States. National Resources Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C056103148

Category: Alaska

Page: 213

View: 583

Categories: Alaska

Regional Planning

Regional Planning

Alaska and a total of 20,502 inbound passengers from Alaska and 4,996 cruise
passengers , making a total passenger ... The Alaska Steamship Co. is the only
carrier which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle .

Author: United States. National Resources Planning Board

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031576211

Category: Regional planning

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Categories: Regional planning

Alaska Adventure Guide

Alaska Adventure Guide

It has a bustling international airport that services passengers and cargo from all
over the world. The Alaska Railroad still travels to points north and south. And
two main highways access the Interior and Kenai Peninsula. There are a variety
of ...

Author: Melissa DeVaughn

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897329064

Category: Travel

Page: 448

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Since Alaska is so large and its options so varied, this guide is organized primarily to help travelers zero in on the activity or activities that most appeal to them. The first ten chapters focus solely on adventure travel, each devoted to a single activity. The five regional chapters that follow focus mainly on the basics in a given area of the state — getting around, shopping, lodging, dining, and entertainment. The objective is not to provide the most information about destinations or attractions, but rather, the most useful information. Any destination or outfitter listed here has made the cut by proving itself a wonderful place to visit or a reliable company with which to do business.
Categories: Travel

All Points North

All Points North

This is why in northern parts of Sweden the suicide rate goes through the roof
during the dark six winter months. And the cure is very ... Song: 'North to Alaska'
Caroline Wolf: Then towards the spring the sun is coming back. In February it
starts ...

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141923970

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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'A joy. Celebrates the real world and revels in its mad glory' Sue Townsend, Sunday Times _____________________________________ All Points North is part-memoir and part-excursion. Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years - from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland - Simon Armitage explores growing up and being Northern. It's about humour, language, writing, film, houses, homes, time wasters, one loose tyre, you, me and all points in-between. _____________________________________ 'Laugh-out-loud funny' Independent 'A delight' Jonathan Raban, Times Literary Supplement 'A perfect holiday dipper' Scotsman 'An Alan Bennett-style diary' Daily Telegraph
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

North American Datum of 1983

North American Datum of 1983

... Adjustment 25,000 Points 250,000 Points Best Fitting North America
Worldwide * Length of equatorial semimajor axis ( a ) ... Accuracies deteriorate in
regions that are deficient in geodetic control , such as many parts of Alaska and
offshore ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112034014297

Category: Geodesy

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Alaska and Its Resources

Alaska and Its Resources

goes between the two largest sand - bars , carrying nine , eight , seven , and just
between the eastern points of the bars five , three , and at last two and a half
fathoms , about ... The point north of the mouth separates it from a wide but
shallow ...

Author: William Healey Dall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008816160

Category: Alaska

Page: 627

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William Healey Dall presents this survey of the Alaskan interior. Although Dall was a naturalist primarily concerned with the research of mollusks, he was one of the first scientists to venture through the Alaskan wild. With the unofficial start of the Klondike Gold Rush beginning in the 1890s, this text would have been considered a practical handbook for the thousands of miners who journeyed north searching for gold.
Categories: Alaska

Atlas of Relations Between Climatic Parameters and Distributions of Important Trees and Shrubs in North America

Atlas of Relations Between Climatic Parameters and Distributions of Important Trees and Shrubs in North America

Figure 8 illustrates the climate of Alaska on its own ( not relative to all of North
America as in figure 1 ) ; figure 8 ... ecoregion on the 25 - km grid points in Alaska
; univariate , bivariate , and trivariate plots of the presence or absence of the
entity ...

Author: Robert Stephen Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069129404

Category: Alaska

Page: 342

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Categories: Alaska

The Wonders of Alaska

The Wonders of Alaska

Juan Perez Sound in the Queen Charlotte group and many points north on the
open sea coast , retain the names by which they were known centuries ago . In
the Straits of Fuca is handed down to us the name of a more fortunate , yet
probably ...

Author: Alexander Badlam

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027073991

Category: Alaska

Page: 152

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General description.
Categories: Alaska

Geology of the Mount McKinley Quadrangle Alaska

Geology of the Mount McKinley Quadrangle  Alaska

A pegmatite dike cutting the intricately folded gneiss and schist of unit a .
Hammer points north in area 3 adjacent to the Sumdum Glacier . The largest
pegmatite bodies consist mainly of sills . They. E18 MINERAL RESOURCES OF
ALASKA.

Author: John Calvin Reed (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001168140

Category: Geology

Page: 36

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A synthesis of available information on stratigraphy, structure, and mineral deposits.
Categories: Geology

Good Time Girls of the Alaska Yukon Gold Rush

Good Time Girls of the Alaska Yukon Gold Rush

There he worked in a beer garden and as a prize-fighter (hating both jobs), and
also in theater, first as an usher and handyman and later in pantomime.21
Catching gold fever, Alexander embarked for points north with about GOOD TIME
 ...

Author: Lael Morgan

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 0945397763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Morgan offers an authentic and deliciously humorous account of the prostitutes and other "disreputable" women who were the earliest female pioneers of the Far North. At the turn of the century, tens of thousands of Americans left their homes, escaping a worldwide depression & the restraints of the Victorian Era, to stampede to Alaska & the Yukon, where millions of dollars in gold was being discovered in remote, subartic mining camps. Women accompanied the men on the long journey to the Far North--more often prostitutes, dance hall girls & entertainers than respectful wives & schoolteachers. These are the girls of the demimonde, that "half world" of disreputable women who lived on the outskirts of society. Meet "Dutch Kate" Wilson, who pioneered many areas long before the "respectable" women who received credit for getting there first; ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson & Rose Blumkin; "French Marie" Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder; & Edith Neile, called the "Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior & her soft-hearted generosity. These "good time girls" crossed geographic & social frontiers, finding freedom, independence, hardship, heartbreak & sometimes astonishing wealth. They were an important part of this key chapter in the history of the West, which holds a special place in the American imagination.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska

Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska

" Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska: A History of Trucking in Alaska is the story of Alaskan drivers who guided, coaxed, pushed, pulled, plowed, and somehow made it to the end of the road--and beyond--over high mountain passes, whiteout ...

Author: Cliff Bishop

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 9781594331817

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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In spite of the obstacles the Alaska truckers were presented with they never weakened in their determination to get the job done. These pioneer drivers never conquered or tamed Alaska's roads and weather, but they learned to operate on the back trails and paths--always making their way to the trip's end. In spite of all the challenges, they never quit. The following from Teddy Roosevelt is an appropriate salute to Alaskan truckers: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that high place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska: A History of Trucking in Alaska is the story of Alaskan drivers who guided, coaxed, pushed, pulled, plowed, and somehow made it to the end of the road--and beyond--over high mountain passes, whiteout conditions, seventy below zero temperature, through mud, muck, and tundra terrain--even onto the Arctic Ocean ice beyond the shore.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Alaska Cruise Companion Princess Cruises Northbound

The Alaska Cruise Companion  Princess Cruises  Northbound

The Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Magic of the North Joe Upton. Day 3 - Islands
Without Number - Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska Points of particular interest : 1
. - Misty Fjords National Monument . 2 . - Myers Chuck , Mile 626 : roadless ...

Author: Joe Upton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0964568217

Category: Alaska

Page: 320

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Categories: Alaska

Crossroads of the Natural World

Crossroads of the Natural World

One commonly cited climate calculation used by the North Carolina Museum of
Natural Sciences holds that every 1,000 ... including Tundra Swans, Snow Geese
, and numerous ducks, from Alaska, Canada, and other points north use North ...

Author: Tom Earnhardt

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469607009

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.
Categories: Nature

The Popular Educator

The Popular Educator

Capes : In the and about 95 ° W. long . ; the most southerly is Mariato Point ,
northern regions , projecting into the Arctic Ocean , Icy Cape , in the Bay of
Panama , in 7 ° 15 ' N. lat . and about 81 ° W. long .; and Point Barrow , in Alaska ;
Cape ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600058985

Category: Geography

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Categories: Geography

The popular educator

The popular educator

America ; Lower California ; and Alaska . Capes : In the and about 95 ° W. long .;
the most southerly is Mariato Point , northern regions , projecting into the Arctic
Ocean , Icy Cape , in the Bay of Panama , in 7 ° 15 ' N. lat . and about 81 ° W.
long ...

Author: Popular educator

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600070138

Category:

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North to Alaska with a No Account Cat

North to Alaska with a No Account Cat

The first eleven miles was a steep climb, and while the pull-offs were safer and
more convenient to use, the location of waterfalls and other points of interest I
had memorized on the way down, failed to register on the way up until it was
almost ...

Author: Herb Williams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105627941

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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The last frontier; a ninety day, 5,000 mile motorhome journey from Vancouver, British Columbia to Fort Macleod, Alberta, by way of Alaska and the Yukon. With his wife, Sharon, and a "no-account" cat named Pickles (the no-account label is explained in chapter two) he traveled virtually every major road, and several minor ones, throughout the interior of the vast land to the north. In the same humorous/historical style as Bill Bryson and Dave Barry, North to Alaska with a No-Account Cat becomes a testament to the pristine scenery, colorful inhabitants, frontier-like towns and exciting adventures found in the land of the midnight sun. Share unique adventures in places such as the Sign Post Forest, in Watson Lake, Yukon, Halibut Cove, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and Prince William Sound near Anchorage, Alaska, home to twenty-six glaciers, the most spectacular-Meares and Columbia. Bon Voyage!
Categories: Travel

Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System

Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System

This allows range and azimuth calculation of the unknown point . axial flowe -
Surface or subsurface flow of water ... a standard direction , as from North .
backfill - - Material used to replace material removed during construction . backfill
mound ...

Author: United States. EIS Task Force

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002889421

Category: Environmental impact statements

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Categories: Environmental impact statements