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Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut / They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground Animal Essays from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234123, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, May 2020
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 50 halftones
Lifeways in Southwest Alaska today remains inextricably bound to the seasonal cycles of sea and land. Community members continue to hunt, fish, and make products from the life found in the rivers and sea. Based on a wealth of oral histories collected...
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£32,00
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Tanaina Plantlore / Dena'ina K'et'una An Ethnobotany of th Dena'ina People of Southcentral Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234048, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2020
250 pp., 20.3x13.9 cm, 150 colour plates, 1 map
When Chris McCandless, immortalized in "Into the Wild", headed into the Alaska wilderness, one of the books he took with him was "Tanaina Plantlore", which he used to identify edible plants. While the book and subsequent movie has brought attention t...
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£24,00
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Akulmiut Neqait Fish and Food of the Akulmiut
ISBN: PB: 9781602233867, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, September 2019
350 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 60 colour plates
For centuries, the Akulmiut people – a Yup'ik group – have been sustained by the annual movements of whitefish. It is a food that sustains and defines them. To this day, many Akulmiut view not only their actions in the world, but their interactions w...
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£27,00
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Life at Swift Water Place Northwest Alaska at the Threshold of European Contact
ISBN: PB: 9781602233683, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, April 2019
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 130 halftones
This is a multidisciplinary study of the early contact period of Alaskan Native history that follows a major hunting and fishing Inupiaq group at a time of momentous change in their lifeways. The Amilgaqtau yaagmiut were the most powerful group in th...
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£34,00
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Gyotaku Prints of Fish and Crustaceans of Southeast Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233782, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2019
70 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 47 colour plates
Join Julia Tinker – avid explorer, angler, and artist – in her travels as she recounts her multi-year journey captaining her boat through the beautiful waters surrounding Ketchikan and Prince of Wales. Her mission is to delve into the diverse ecosyst...
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£30,00
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Water Mask
ISBN: PB: 9781602233720, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2019
175 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Water Mask" is an adventurous memoir from Monica Devine, an itinerant therapist who travels to villages throughout Alaska and builds a life in this vast, captivating landscape. She traverses mountains, navigates sea ice with whalers, and whirls two...
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£13,00
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Worldviews of the Greenlanders An Inuit Arctic Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9781602233386, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2018
1150 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 29 halftones, 1 map
Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research...
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£49,00
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Qanemcit Amllertut / Many Stories to Tell Tales of Humans and Animals from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233362, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, November 2017
392 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 12 colour plates
This bilingual collection shares new translations of old stories recorded over the last four decades though interviews with Yup'ik elders from throughout southwest Alaska. Some are true qulirat (traditional tales), while others are recent. Some are w...
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£30,00
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Shem Pete's Alaska The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina
ISBN: PB: 9781602233065, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, July 2017
432 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 27 colour plates, 324 halftones, 66 maps
Shem Pete (1896-1989), a colorful and brilliant raconteur from Susitna Station, Alaska, left a rich legacy of knowledge about the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina world. Shem was one of the most versatile storytellers and historians in twentieth century Ala...
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£30,00
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Critical Norths Space, Nature, Theory
ISBN: PB: 9781602233195, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, May 2017
300 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 5 tables
For millennia, "the North" has held a powerful sway in Western culture. Long seen through contradictions – empty of life yet full of promise, populated by indigenous communities yet ripe for conquest, pristine yet marked by a long human history – it...
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£34,00
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